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Old 04-03-2009, 09:53 AM   #123
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Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 6,055
RE: speedo error etc

I had always assumed...(!).... that a cable-driven speedo and tach would be accurate. BUT, I have learned through GPS that there can be substantial errors with cable-driven speedos, but still always assumed (!) that the tach was correct. Now I finding that I am shocked by how far off my /6 cable-driven tach is off when compared to a strobe tach....

The adjustments/calibration are all through the little magnetic drive, which makes it pretty tough for those of us who are ham-handed to fix.... does not respond well to the bigger-hammer-and-where's-the-blue-torch school of repairwork.... he he he....

XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
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