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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help me out here guys!

I was cruising my NEW Ninja 636 the other day on the highway with my girl in tow in our truck and I noticed the speedometer is way off. Like 10 miles an hour or so at highway speed. I approached the head mechanic at the shop I bought my bike at who called someone at Kawasaki and they told him that at 60mph the bike is ALLOWED to be off by 6%!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've got to be freaking kidding me! Anyone else ever heard of this BS?!?!?! Help me out guys cause I'm NOT about to get a ticket for thinking I'm doing the speed limit when the factory screwed up calibrating my bike.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 01:52 AM
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No prob, all sportbike speedo's are off to some degree, here is a link to the fix.

That will fix your prob, and if you ever change the gearing, you can calibrate it to fix the change.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 05:41 AM
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actually most bikes are off 6%. Only they ussually read fast.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 09:02 AM
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The 7R is dead on accurate until about 90mph... Of course, it's also a front wheel driven speedo... Not sure, is the 6R the same way?
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