: Another tech question

Wade Bartlett wade.bartlett at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 08:24:45 PDT 2007

>> Margie wrote:
>>> Changed the rear sprocket and now the speedo is 
>>> 10mph too fast.  Is there any way to adjust? 

> <wade.bartlett at gmail.com>
>> It's only 10mph at one particular speed. It's really a percentage 
>> change, giving higher mph differences as the speed increases.  Said 
>> another way, the slower you go the closer the readout is to reality. 
>> Lately, I've just gotten used to thinking my way through an 11% error 
>> in my speedo (indicated 70mph = 62 or so, etc). There's no good fix 
>> that I have ever heard of.  With one bike, I painted new speed-lines 
>> on the glass face at 35, 45, 55, 65. I never got ambitious enough to 
>> open the face up and make a new dial face, but that would work, too.  
>> Don't forget your odometer is now reflecting the change, too (if your 
>> speedo reads higher than true, the odometer will, too). Good luck. 
>> Peace. -W

zoran wrote:
> sprocket size has nothing to do with speedo reading on sv.

Zoran is, of course, correct. My streetbike's speedo error is due to a 
change in the speedo-drive at the front wheel (long story), and not due 
to sprocket changes.  I need more coffee before replying to emails on 
weekends, obviously. Margie: how did you determine you were showing 
10mph too high? And this changed at the time you swapped sprockets? Did 
you make any other changes at the same time?  -W

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