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Old 11-07-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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1190 speedo accuracy!!!

Hi, I've been doing some long spin over the past two days in heavy rain so I've had a chance to make an observation while the speed was slow!
My speedo reads approximately 10-15% higher than what I am traveling at according to my GPS. Is it possible that it is set/calibrated for the 21 inch wheel on the R version!!! The would roughly equate to the difference in speed being displayed. Can the wheel size be selected in the operator menu or through diagnostic menu maybe?
Has anyone else had it noticed this issue?
While driving at 60mph GPS shows 51mph
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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It works like that because of law reasons (the R version is also off). Can't be worked around on the 1190 or the 1190R.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have the same issue on mine.. I just go off my GPS until theres an update to fix it..
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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It works like that because of law reasons (the R version is also off). Can't be worked around on the 1190 or the 1190R.
Hello Sumi, thank you for you reply but what lay states that the speedo reads inaccurately. Why would this not be the same in my car or other bikes, curious for anymore info you have in that.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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Hello Sumi, thank you for you reply but what lay states that the speedo reads inaccurately. Why would this not be the same in my car or other bikes, curious for anymore info you have in that.
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Because KTM is an EU manufacturer, so EU/Austrian laws apply on the production line, and on EU produced bikes the speedo must be off (on the safe side) a couple percents.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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I am guessing that what they really want to avoid is reading too low, lest they be liable for speeding problems. Also still guessing, but they also figure that the speedo should still read high with the largest outside diameter tire that will fit the standard wheel. US regulations are said to allow up to 10% inaccuracy.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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Because KTM is an EU manufacturer, so EU/Austrian laws apply on the production line, and on EU produced bikes the speedo must be off (on the safe side) a couple percents.
Thank you for the update, learn something new every day eh!!
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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I am guessing that what they really want to avoid is reading too low, lest they be liable for speeding problems. Also still guessing, but they also figure that the speedo should still read high with the largest outside diameter tire that will fit the standard wheel. US regulations are said to allow up to 10% inaccuracy.
Thank you too for response nothing to worry about so! I just thought incorrect wheel size was selected in software! (For R model)
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:13 PM   #9
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All of the 1190 Adv seems to be wrong by about 9% (someone said it was 9.5%, but even the GPS speeds are seldom that kind of accurate.) I have learned to just speed ;-)
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:30 PM   #10
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Is odometer similarly inaccurate, showing more miles traveled than actual?

My KLR spodosols reads high, as does my C-14, my wife's Focus, and her old Honda Accord. Honda ran into trouble a few years back because of it: warranty coverage by miles ended sooner that it should have due to overstated miles driven.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #11
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Nice. Only 10% reduction on the factory warranty with the inaccurate odometer.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:34 PM   #12
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On the 950/990 the odometer is spot on (the speed is off also, as this is once again required by eu laws). So I'm guessing that the 1190 is the same - giving you the 100% warranty:)
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:02 PM   #13
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A better title would be lack of accuracy. Its actually a problem. DOT allows for a 5% error I believe and almost every bike I have seen is at least 8-10% off.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #14
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The DOT reg. is no more than 10% error, I think. Mine is right at 10%.
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:19 AM   #15
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The 1190 warranty in Oz is unlimited kms, so the ODO being off does not make a difference in that regard. Is it not the same in 'Murica?
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