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I was wondering if any of you guys with electronic speedos are having any problems. Mine works, but it's out by 20%. It reads 20% fast and the odometer also shows 20% too far. I've tried re-calibrating it as per the instructions that came with it, but nothing changes. If you have any ideas, I would appreciate hearing about them. Thanks.

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Brian,

Usually the recalibration works great. Check the leads from the sender up along the frame to make sure it's not picking up some odd interference.

Otherwise call Autometer and see what they can do for ya. Wag had 3 of them go bad.

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Tim, We went right through all the wires etc. and found nothing out of place. I also emailed Rad a week ago and Autometer yesterday and haven't heard from either of them. It's not a big deal, I just like stuff to work right. The cops already told me how fast I was going last weekend and then he told me it would cost me. I was 31 KPH or about 19 MPH too fast and it cost $195. Don't get caught in British Columbia!!
 

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Bryan, I don't have an electronic speedo, but mine seems to act funny also, when I start out it reads 0 and then I rotate the throddle and it says 120 mph.............. Yahoooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! :D Steve
 

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My "new to me" 07 clutch bike has an electronic speedo. Occasionally it acts like a tach when the bike is stopped and the throttle is "blipped". MBHC said they are sensitive to moisture (crap! I live in Fl. and ride continusly rain or shine!) and can be sensitive to "noise" from the plugs, etc. They recommend I shield the wires. I have only had the machine a few days (really enjoying it too!) and will seriously tackle the problem in the near future. I am fortunate to work in aviation, and will peel our Mech's ears back in a couple days to find out what product will best work, the application technique (grounded mesh outer wrap?), and post it here.

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I also find that my 03 speedometer shows at least 15% more than I actually go. Sometimes, waiting (standing) at a traffic light, it shows about 30mls/hr and the counter keeps going. :?
Barry, you are talking about a manual, how to adjust the autometer. I have never received such a manual. Would it be hard to desribe what to do in a few words ?
Thank you.
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My speedo was also off when I bought my bike. The dealer did not have a "fix" so I contacted a tech guy at Autometer (Cory). Here are the instructions to re-set/recalibrate the new style electronic speedos.

1) With a known good, accurate speedo mark off two miles. (I used highway mile markers here)

2) With the power OFF on the bike, push and hold the trip/reset button and start the bike while holding the button. DO NOT LET GO OF THE BUTTON until the pointer sweeps full scale and stays at full scale.

3) Drive to the two miles course you marked off previously and stop. Push and release the trip/reset button and the needle will drop to half scale. Drive the two miles ... the needle will stay at half scale no matter what your speed.

4) At the end of the two mile ride come to a complete STOP. Push and release the trip/reset button and the needle now drops to ZERO. This completes the recalibration process.


The accuracy will be dependant on your two mile course ...

It's pretty simple process and it does work.
 

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Hey Hawk, how long have you been flying at Cocoa Beach? I worked at DAB Approach from 99-02. From what I hear MCO will be your friendly service provider in the future. You've got a lot of Boss Hoss riders down there to hook up with. Welcome to the Boss Hoss family.

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V-Man, thank you so much. This is realy interesting and seems to be a simple procedure.
Do you have an e-mailaddress of Cory ? I guess, that for a (Canadian/German) km-spedo its a different distance for calibration. (2 miles would be 3,218 kilometer).
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502WingMan said:
V-Man, thank you so much. This is realy interesting and seems to be a simple procedure.
Do you have an e-mailaddress of Cory ? I guess, that for a (Canadian/German) km-spedo its a different distance for calibration. (2 miles would be 3,218 kilometer).
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Peter

The contact info I have for Cory is:

[email protected]

He is a good guy and should be able to help you with the conversion distance you'll need. I forget when reading/making post that the internet makes the world VERY small! I never considered many guys here would need a metric conversion or I would have posted his info earlier! Let us know what he gives you for the procedure (for future reference).

Don


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When I did a "preview" of my post you can not see BUT there is a "_" (underscore) between his first name and last name. I think you can just click the address and it should open your e-mail program.
 

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Don , thanks for your help. I have that set of instructions as well and tried it out. I assumed I should measure off 2 Kilometers instead of miles. I went through that and it still made no difference. So I will contact Cory and see what he knows.
Don't forget that I will be passing through Maine about Aug 5 or 6 this summer with a few other guys on our way to Sturgis and I plan to look you up if you're going to be around. And if you have nothing better to do you might as well come to Sturgis with us :idea: Tell your wife this was your idea, not mine!!
 

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Bryan Ward said:
Don , thanks for your help. I have that set of instructions as well and tried it out. I assumed I should measure off 2 Kilometers instead of miles. I went through that and it still made no difference. So I will contact Cory and see what he knows.
Don't forget that I will be passing through Maine about Aug 5 or 6 this summer with a few other guys on our way to Sturgis and I plan to look you up if you're going to be around. And if you have nothing better to do you might as well come to Sturgis with us :idea: Tell your wife this was your idea, not mine!!
Bryan

What part of Maine will you be going through in Aug? Most definantly, please contact me. I don't believe I have any plans for the beginning of August. I wish I could do that trip again this year - had a blast last year. http://www.v-man.org/trip_report_03.htm Look forward to meeting you and your buddies :D Have a safe trip and get lots of pictures!

Don


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Thanks Don,
I will post this a.s.a.p.
Peter
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Excellent! I am sure he will be able to help ... it' just a matter of knowing what the right distance is. :)

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Don, Cory got back to me and made a couple suggestions which I will try on Saturday. I'll post the results.

We should have about 8 of us coming through Maine (7 Harley's, 1 Boss Hoss). We'll either cross the border near Calais, then over to Bangor and south on I 95, or we'll take the ferry (Big Cat or Sea Cat or something) from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to, I believe, Bar Harbour or Portland, wherever it lands. Maybe you can meet us somewhere and ride a few miles with us. We'll likely be just about ready for a beer or 2 by then anyway. We'll keep you tuned in as the dates get closer.
 

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Bryan Ward said:
Don, Cory got back to me and made a couple suggestions which I will try on Saturday. I'll post the results.

We should have about 8 of us coming through Maine (7 Harley's, 1 Boss Hoss). We'll either cross the border near Calais, then over to Bangor and south on I 95, or we'll take the ferry (Big Cat or Sea Cat or something) from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to, I believe, Bar Harbour or Portland, wherever it lands. Maybe you can meet us somewhere and ride a few miles with us. We'll likely be just about ready for a beer or 2 by then anyway. We'll keep you tuned in as the dates get closer.
Bryan

All right - looking forward to it! Yep the CAT runs from Yarmouth, NS to Bar Harbour, ME. Not much to see around Calais, ME but plenty of roads to really open the bike up :wink: Keep me posted, maybe I can ride a day out with your group and then a day home!

Glad he had some suggestions for you, hope they solve your speedo problem!

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Not big on Autometer

As Tim said I'm on my 3rd speedo and 2nd wire. I sent mine in to Autometer, they were gonna fix it, never saw it again. Called after about a month, they couldn't find it so they sent a new one. The day I recieved the new one they called and wanted me to send it back, said they forgot to put the mileage on it - ya right :wink: A day leater I received another new one with the correct mileage.
 

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Don,
Cory came back to me with:
"Earlier models used 2 miles and later models used 2 km (this is in reference to km speedometers). mph speedometers all use 2 miles. "
As soon as I know which month/year they changed, I will post again.
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Re: Not big on Autometer

Wag said:
As Tim said I'm on my 3rd speedo and 2nd wire. I sent mine in to Autometer, they were gonna fix it, never saw it again. Called after about a month, they couldn't find it so they sent a new one. The day I recieved the new one they called and wanted me to send it back, said they forgot to put the mileage on it - ya right :wink: A day leater I received another new one with the correct mileage.
Sounds like in the long run you did OK Wag! :D Now you have a spare if/when the working one goes. Any idea why so many problems on your bike? Have others had same problems with Autometer?
 
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