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Old 04-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #126
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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Originally Posted by bgoodsoil
have ya'll been following the 'bogging down' thread with that guy in Mexico? He said at 5,000 rpms he's going 80mph. That seemed really off to me, think it has something to do with the cable error?
Well, that's what my stock gauges said - 80mph at 5k rpm. I had an electronic tach that came standard on the ST and I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that they're pretty accurate. The speedometer really exagerated my speed yet at the same time the odometer which is run off the same cable as the speedo was actually quite accurate, so the exagerated speed almost seems intentional on BMW's part.
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