Ok, as some of you may know, I've been working on a replacement rear wheel speedo rotor. The reason I started this was because I found the speedo to be too far off. Around 10%. Which is really dumb when you also have a gps onboard showing you the real speed. I asked my dealer a few weeks ago that it would be nice to be able to adjust the speedo. At that time he didn't know how so I figured I could do it "myself" by cutting my own speedo rotors.
Well the stock rotor has 48 slots and I needed to compensate an error of around 10%. 44 would do it. Together with a friend of mine we made a drawing, he had it lasercut at work and sent the first batch off to the galvanizing shop. batch I hear you ask? Yes, a batch of 11 rotors for I thought I would most probably be not the only one. I was about to do us "the Xchallenge community" a favor so to say.
I discussed this project on our local Dutch GS forum yesterday, showed the pictures of the complete product
when suddenly today the dealer (who's a frequenter on our forum) shouted:
STOP THE PRESS!!!
"There is a way to adjust the speedo for wheel sizes!"
So to all of us who want to adjust their wheel size in the speedo, watch this.
Remove the seat, and the right hand side panel.
Remove the ignition key if you haven't already done so (really important!!).
Unbolt the negative lead of the battery.
On the dash, hold down the "set" button and connect the battery.
Keep holding down the "set" key while the dash starts to count down from 15 to 1(the bike will not explode).
Next the dash is going to toggle between three rear wheel size choices. You can let go of the "set" button.
When the dash shows you the preferred rear wheel size press "mode".
Done. Now the new wheel circumference is set.
(note, this is a mutliple choice question, three options. You don't get to set the wheel size on a per mm base)
If by any accident you've chosen the wrong wheel size, insert the ignition key once into the ignition lock, and remove it again. Remove the battery terminal and start all over again.
Once satisfied, Connect the battery solidly, reinstall the side panel and the seat, and have a drink on me for being such a dumbass...
So anyway, someone still interested in a recaibrated speedo rotor? they could serve fine as eeehhrr a base fo a cooking pan while camping? A tattoo design? Horse branding tool? Another nice campfire gadget? Something else?
Greetings to all of you from the Netherlands, good night, and see you tomorow.