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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 10:34 PM
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well I thought that was illegal, butttttttt

Let me ask this, if the MPH is off, wouldn't this count for the miles to be off also? Meaning if it says I am doing 90 mph and really doing say 81, wouldn't I be adding 9 miles per hour to my actual?
On a bike with digital speedos and odometers I say probably. I have had bikes with accurate odometers by the mile markers on the freeway and speedometers 10% slow. My old Voyager XII comes to mind. However, they were analog. A single cable ran both the odometer and speedometer, but there were separate mechanisms which didn't agree.

Digital would (I'm guessing here) use the mph on the speedometer and calculate distance by speed and time. They should agree or be equally inaccurate.

Of course, I'm just guessing.

As far as rolling one back, I agree that would be highly unethical in most cases.

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Hey Mikey, you find that eskimo women doing those sorts of things with polar bears alot?

Yeah, if he got a new speedo, I could see this happening. I had to get a new speedo for my old chevy truck a few decades ago. Back then it was all analog. The miles were off a bunch. So I connected my drill up to it and rolled the miles back.

For those scoots with digital speedo's like the first generation Burgman 650's.. wonder if it is even possible? Or does it pull the readings from another device?

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No idea the OP's intent. But just playing devils advocate here, I could think of a scenario where the original bike was in an accident and the odometer was replaced and he wanted to make the replacement match original mileage... far fetched maybe, illegal maybe...not necessary..... but it's possible
I agree. Everyone wants to jump in and beat the **** out of this guy when we really haven't allowed him to clarify what he meant by his very first post.
Give the guy a chance to explain then you can condemn him to the gallows. After this piling on I wouldn't be surprised if we never learn any more.
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No idea the OP's intent. But just playing devils advocate here, I could think of a scenario where the original bike was in an accident and the odometer was replaced and he wanted to make the replacement match original mileage... far fetched maybe, illegal maybe...not necessary..... but it's possible
This has happened to me. My ZRX has a used speedometer on it which has more miles on it than the bike actually has. It's an old-fashioned mechanical, cable-driven unit, so maybe I'll roll it back to actual someday.

I wonder if the digital odometer readings are actually stored in the instrument cluster. I seem to remember reading of someone getting the ECM replaced on a Goldwing and the tech having to reset the odometer reading. I read it on the Internet, so ........

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The ONLY possible reason for wanting to roll-back an odometer is to sell a vehicle and defraud the purchaser by mis-representation.
Not quite. There are a couple of more reasons:

  • Avoiding having your vehicle considered a "total loss" in an accident. They base the ACV on mileage, among other things. If you just want to get your vehicle FIXED, rather than having it declared a total loss, AND you have a high mileage vehicle, you could deflate the mileage to inflate the value, and avoid the "total loss threshold". In this case, it is still fraud in a sense, but it is not the type you mentioned
  • If you have a mileage-based warranty, you might want to deflate your mileage to get something covered. Still fraud, but not the type you mentioned
  • If your speedo/odo unit is broken, and you buy a used one that shows more mileage than you actually have, you might want to deflate the mileage shown to reflect actual mileage. No fraud here.
So, there ARE other reasons that do not involve defrauding a buyer. I'm not promoting them. I'm just pointing out that they exist.
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still waiting for his explanation...there were some interesting examples of reasons other than 'malicious'? fraud?, well stated possible rationales,
but since he/she/it hasn't stepped up to clarify, i think the naysayers prevail at this point
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Also could be asking about resetting "Trip A" or "Trip B" .
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Also could be asking about resetting "Trip A" or "Trip B" .
Good point. I've seen that question asked on the FJR forum. The instructions in the manual leave a bit to be desired.
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hello any idea how to control the Milage counter as to push it back to be less milage
what year, model and make is the vehicle, and do you want to reset the trip mileage? Changing the ODOMETER mileage is against the law in most of the world.
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still waiting for his explanation...there were some interesting examples of reasons other than 'malicious'? fraud?, well stated possible rationales,
but since he/she/it hasn't stepped up to clarify, i think the naysayers prevail at this point
^^^^ I So agree with you! This guy, mkadous joined, came on here and posts only one time, and then disappears? Yeah, I believe the naysayers win too. Where is he? Right now its 52 hours and counting.

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