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Old 07-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Speedometer reading seems off

Just picked up a new to me 05 ktm 950s. On the way home it seemed that my speedometer was reading faster than I was actually going. Is the speedometer adjustable for wheel diameter? It shows 21 when it first turns on.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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Yes it is adjustable. I have mine set for a 19 and it shows a pretty accurate actual speed.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up. I will try setting it at 19 and get the gun out. Down side to this is that I am not as fast as I though I was lol.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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When you set wheel dia at 19, your milliage is also affected.

It will read lower than real, so keep that in mind when counting distances.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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In stock form with the stock front tire, your bike will read 60 at 55mph, it will read 10.4 mi at 10.0 miles.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:32 AM   #6
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Is there any way to fix this problem without tricking the computer?

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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I personally keep the wheel size at 21 since I'm used to the speed reading high and I understand that changing the wheel size will make the speed correct but throws the odometer reading off.
I would rather my odometer is spot on rather than my speed. That's what GPS is for.

I've had two 640s and one 950S, all of which had the same speedo/tach setup, all of which behave the same way concerning speed/odo readings.

Just use a GPS to figure out actual speed.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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Is there any way to fix this problem without tricking the computer?

Todd
Actually it's not a problem.. It's ment to be this way (EU laws..)
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