Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Speedo question (not the swim suit)
Once upon a time, BMW decided that the only customers who needed accurate speedos were police. All other customers "needed" speedos that read around 10% higher than actual speed.
But, one day, an LT owner discovered that the speedos for police and everyone else were identical except for a jumper wire between two pads on a pc board.
It seemed that customers, for some strange reason, wanted accurate speedos.
Of course, if you called BMW NA and complained about the speedo on your brand new motorcycle being inaccurate, Big Brother was silent.
When modified the LT speedo is accurate.
The odometer is accurate.
I didn't pay attention to what BMW did with the speedos when they changed the dash board.
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Last edited by BecketMa; Oct 13th, 2011 at 10:50 am.