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Old 03-23-2008, 05:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Went for a short ride this afternoon (Easter Sunday!)

34 degrees F, lots of snow on the ground, but Sunny!

I have noticed that my speedometer doesn't always work right. At low speeds, the speedometer doesn't work at all.
When I get to 25 MPH or so it kicks up to whatever speed I am going, but then seems to stop working again anytime I get back down to 15 MPH or so.

That means the trip odometer isn't real accurate because is isn't logging my distance during all the slow speed parts of the trip, right?

I do have a pocket-sized hunting GPS I could use sometime to compare the speedometer and odometer with. I might even be able to figure out is there is a more-or-less constant % difference off for future calculations?

If anything, I have been going farther than I thought. Therefore, any miscalculations for fuel economy should be in my favor!

Need to talk to some real motorcycle people sometime. I could use a hand tweeking the rolling resistance on the cycle and swapping out the new tires I have sitting in my garage, just waiting to go on this thing.
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