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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Odometer Accuracy

I just got back from a 3,000 mile trip and made a major discovery. My odometer is not accurate.

For every 100 miles I ride, the odometer only registers 94. The speedometer though is accurate 2 miles.

Not sure why this is the case. My rear sprocket was dropped to a 44, but that shouldn't change the accuracy like this. As it works in my favour, not sure I want to complain to Kawasaki about it, even if it still under warranty.

Anyone else notice this on their bike? Mine is an '11 if that matters.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 10:46 PM
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I don't know about my 11's odometer accuracy but my speedometer's numbers are off by +2 according to my Garmin Zumo 660. When my speedo reads 50 my GPS is saying 48, etc.. The 2mph difference seems to be consistent throughout the entire range.
I have stock sprockets.

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Of course your odometer/trip meters are now off. You're geared 4.54% taller than stock with 15/44 sprockets... Your speedometer now reads about 3% under actual speed instead of about 7.5% under.

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I've noticed the same thing. My speedo will match my GPS but I can travel a known distance and my ODO will show less than actual.
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I just came home from a trip that measured 5,679 kms on my ODO, but only 5,613 kms on my buddy's Honda. Pretty close for that distance, I'm not sure which is more accurate.

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With stock gearing, yours is closer to accurate.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 09:32 AM
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I didn't check the accuracy when I bought my '09, but I added one tooth to the c/s sprocket and compared it to my Garmin etrex and the speedo was right on the money. I didn't compare it to the odometer. If you went 2 down on your rear sprocket that would be close to the final gearing I have with the larger front.
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With 16/46 sprockets, you're geared 6.67% taller than stock, compared to 4.54% with 15/44 sprockets.
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