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Computer calibration
« on: November 19, 2013, 03:40:06 PM »
It has been talked about here many time, and I know that the speedo is generous due to regulations.  But +10% is a bit too much.
But this seems to carry over to the fuel mpg! I calculated 39.91mpg (5.89 L/100km), but the computer showed 44.6mpg (5.27 L/100km)!! That's +12% in that case!

Would somebody have an idea on how to adjust everything down by 10% on the computer?

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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 08:51:10 PM »
I think your only hope is mental arithmetic!
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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 08:54:03 PM »
That seems to indicate that the odometer is off as well as the speedometer.  Most bikes are reasonably accurate on the odometer, even if the speedometer is "optimistic."

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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 09:29:40 PM »
10% over bothers me. I like my gauges to be accurate.
Maybe I should write to Triumph to ask them if they know a way.

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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 01:14:58 AM »
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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 10:36:21 AM »
HOW DO YOU KEEP THE BEADS FROM BLOWING AROUND ?  :187:

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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 10:54:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Larry295 [+]
It has been talked about here many time, and I know that the speedo is generous due to regulations.  But +10% is a bit too much. But this seems to carry over to the fuel mpg! I calculated 39.91mpg (5.89 L/100km), but the computer showed 44.6mpg (5.27 L/100km)!! That's +12% in that case!

Would somebody have an idea on how to adjust everything down by 10% on the computer?
If you want accuracy, mount a GPS on the bike and use it for the speed and distance. I don't think you will find a way to get the speedo to read lower. And every other make of bike is about the same showing 5 to 6 mph faster than reality at freeway speeds. Probably saves a lot of people from getting speeding tickets.

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Re: Computer calibration
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 12:16:57 PM »
I have been playing around the last few days with rides to get the first service distance up for Monday.  Odometer checks out to be spot on in kms when checked against a few specially set up 5km measurement sections on a few roads around here. Speedo is 5% out reading too fast, taken against a garmin 600.

For the fuel I have put in so far, the computer estimate is pretty well spot on, so the indicated consumption figures are ok.