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Any way to calibrate the speedo of '05

I did the jumper mod on my '03 and it worked great. Wondering if there is a way to calibrate the speedo on an '05

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Re: Any way to calibrate the speedo of '05

Nope.


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Back to calculating my 10% over all the time...

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Re: Any way to calibrate the speedo of '05

The 03 is 10% off. The 05 should be a constant amount of few mph over. The 03 can be jumpered, and the 05 some have moved the needle on the post one notch. The easy way use a GPS.

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Good to know. I will need to check it against my GPS. Pick the bike up this coming weekend.

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Re: Any way to calibrate the speedo of '05

The only way to fix it involves removing the unit, taking off the cover and plucking the speedo needle off the ervo. then re-install it to correct the error. Too much work as the tick marks are 3.333 mph. Why they didn't make them 2.5 I'll never know.

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...tick marks are 3.333 mph. Why they didn't make them 2.5 I'll never know.
5 kph = 3.1 mph so that would be my guess.

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5 kph = 3.1 mph so that would be my guess.
True but the KPH scale has its own tick marks and they are 10 KPH each.
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I was just wondering if the MPH and KPH scales are swapped for other countries and that is why the tick marks would be that way. Honestly I don't have a clue...just spit-balling.

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My 05 is 5mph fast. When I show 80 I know I'm running 75...........

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My 05 is 5mph fast. When I show 80 I know I'm running 75...........
Wife found out cops are serious about speed limits around the Olympic Peninsula but I have also found they don't sit in curvy areas of the mountains so that means some fun to be had!

I pick the bike up Friday. If it is 5 MPH off - that is easy enough to compensate for. It was different looking at the speedo on the 2005. So much different than the 2003 cluster.

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My '05 LT has always been about 5kph or so off on the high side, and I've always used a GPS for accuracy... so when I got the '05 GT I expected the same thing and ran at least 5kph over the posted limit... until I got a GPS installed after a couple of months of daily running and discovered the GT's speedo is very accurate
Got lucky and now stick much closer to the correct speed...

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What the heck! If they can make the speedo accurate on one bike, why not make them accurate on all of them??? Rhetorical question but it would have been nice of BMW to make the speedometers accurate on all bikes.

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Re: Any way to calibrate the speedo of '05

What I find is odd is that the trip computer will give you an accurate speed, but not the speedometer...I wonder what feeds the trip computer?

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What I find is odd is that the trip computer will give you an accurate speed, but not the speedometer...I wonder what feeds the trip computer?
Same signal, just a different algorithm to process it. The BC provides a rolling average but will indicate current speed upon reset that is usually spot on. The speedo processes that signal to provide a steady rate signal for the indicator. Even my 330Ci is off by 3-5 mph. Must be by design to slow us down.

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Actually I think it does help me with my speed, I am always looking at my speedometer and quick calculating my actual speed, which in effect causes me to be concious of my speed. This is a good thing, as my LT feels just as wonderful at 80 as it does at 60, but the state patrol doesn't see it that way....
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Actually I think it does help me with my speed, I am always looking at my speedometer and quick calculating my actual speed, which in effect causes me to be concious of my speed. This is a good thing, as my LT feels just as wonderful at 80 as it does at 60, but the state patrol doesn't see it that way....
I found the opposite. Was so used to running 10% over that it was automatic and then I would find myself doing the same in my truck...which the speedo was right on! OK - I'll fess up, I would run a few over 10% over so it was even worse in the truck.

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Set your cruise at 60 or 70mph and then zero out your average speed on the computer. It will tell you how fast you are going..............

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That's a great idea!
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