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Speedo face ??
« on: Dec 07, 2012, 05:16:27 PM »
Hay guys can someone help me out ? I want to change out my speedo face but I don't want to run into issues with the speedo not reading the correct MPH after I reinstall it. Is there any thing I need to no to make sure that this doesn't happen? Thanks for any help.


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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2012, 07:37:21 PM »

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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2012, 11:25:16 PM »
Considering it's not accurate from the factory, I don't think there'sa lot to lose.  Each time I changed mine out it took a couple of times adjusting the needle.  Now I'm within 2-3 mph of accuracy.

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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2012, 11:39:46 PM »
I changed my speedo face out 3 times and was happy to hear I was only off by 12mph, always wondered why everyone else was going so much slower?
I had a guy drive beside me and I would signal my changes from 35mph to 70mph and it was only after doing that did I determine how far out I was, I didn't try to calibrate the speedo again i just adjust my speed accordingly.
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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2012, 11:51:20 PM »
Look up the original webslinger thread from years ago.  '08 or  '09 I think.  Full instructions and tips there to get you just where your needle need to be during reinstall.  Everything reads exact now after I did it...tested with GPS

Never understood why motorcycle manufacturers can get away with speedo's being 10% off (the industry standard).  You're just asking for tickets if you don't correct it.  Keep in mind you can also correct it by changing your rear tire.
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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #5 on: Dec 08, 2012, 07:43:52 AM »
Make sure you turn the key on and let everything cycle thru before putting the needle on.



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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #6 on: Dec 08, 2012, 07:59:31 AM »
Make sure you turn the key on and let everything cycle thru before putting the needle on.
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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #7 on: Dec 08, 2012, 10:53:57 AM »
Plug it back in and turn the key on.  Put the speed needle in pointing at zero.  Put the fuel needle in pointing at E withthe key off. 

Now tape the assembly to the tank, go for ride and check your speed with a gps or other car (note that the car's speedo may be off a few mph, too).  Make adjustments if needed and the mount it perminantly. 

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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #8 on: Dec 08, 2012, 12:22:02 PM »
In addition to all the great advice already given here you may also want to watch some of the installation tips from the Low and mean instruction video.
http://www.lowandmean.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypagelm.tpl&product_id=109&category_id=33&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=60
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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #9 on: Dec 08, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »
Plug it back in and turn the key on.  Put the speed needle in pointing at zero.  Put the fuel needle in pointing at E withthe key off. 

Now tape the assembly to the tank, go for ride and check your speed with a gps or other car (note that the car's speedo may be off a few mph, too).  Make adjustments if needed and the mount it perminantly. 
Can you fix your gas tank needle somehow like that. Mine when i fill it slam full . It goes past the F mark
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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #10 on: Dec 08, 2012, 11:18:39 PM »
Plug it back in and turn the key on.  Put the speed needle in pointing at zero.  Put the fuel needle in pointing at E withthe key off. 

Now tape the assembly to the tank, go for ride and check your speed with a gps or other car (note that the car's speedo may be off a few mph, too).  Make adjustments if needed and the mount it perminantly. 
Can you fix your gas tank needle somehow like that. Mine when i fill it slam full . It goes past the F mark
Mine goes past the full mark, too.  I'm OK with that.  I want it "calibrated" for an empty tank.  The darn thing is pretty inaccurate any way you slice it. 

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Re: Speedo face ??
« Reply #11 on: Dec 09, 2012, 01:17:31 PM »
I'm pretty lucky on my fuel gauge.  Seems each mark is pretty close to a gallon (give or take 1/10 or two).