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Author Topic: UCE Speedometers  (Read 1749 times)

Bullet Bill

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UCE Speedometers
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:34:02 AM »
Got a question for Kevin:  are the factory speedometers on the UCE bikes improved over the last generation, or are they still as "optimistic" as their pre-unit counterparts?
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 03:21:35 AM »
I think they are still about the same. My G5 is about 5mph off or so depending on the speed.
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 05:29:10 AM »
I passed a speed trailer thing yesterday right at 30mph and the sign said I was doing 27.
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 06:50:55 AM »
I passed a speed trailer thing yesterday right at 30mph and the sign said I was doing 27.
those things are always off. now if it was high or low, i can't remember for the life of me...

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 11:52:08 AM »
In these days of consumer "safety" it is doubtful any stock speedo would show under the actual speed.  I sure have never owned any motorcycle like that.

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 03:48:05 AM »
In these days of consumer "safety" it is doubtful any stock speedo would show under the actual speed.  I sure have never owned any motorcycle like that.

...in which case I think the Motoclassic tach/ digital speedometer is a wonderful thing.  How readable is that thing, anyhow?  The digital display seems a bit tiny, and I'm worried about it becoming either a distraction while riding or a useless gadget if it's entirely impossible to read while riding.
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 07:37:45 AM »
In these days of consumer "safety" it is doubtful any stock speedo would show under the actual speed.  I sure have never owned any motorcycle like that.

...in which case I think the Motoclassic tach/ digital speedometer is a wonderful thing.  How readable is that thing, anyhow?  The digital display seems a bit tiny, and I'm worried about it becoming either a distraction while riding or a useless gadget if it's entirely impossible to read while riding.

I've got about 1500 miles on mine since installation. Perfect so far. The digital display is quite easily read. I have the green? display. The one they say is the brightest.

The display always shows the speed, which is acurate to half a mph over the speed range I've checked, up to 65 or 70 mph.

Under the speed you can select from a variety of options to monitor if you like. It defaults to trip meter.

If you were to get one, you'll need a momentary switch. They have a very nice waterproof one but will need a bracket or other mounting method supplied by you.
They also have a dual switch with a machined aluminum housing, very nice and pricy. But it looks good and you have another momentary switch for anything else you may add at a later time.

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 11:12:20 AM »
I googled motoclassic etc and cannott seem to find much. Does antone know if these things still exist?
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 11:22:53 AM »
My G-5 speedometer was 10% high with original tire, and 4 - 5% high with the Dunlop K70 I now run.  This seems to be about average for REs. GA-DK

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 11:42:19 AM »
I think this might be the actual supplier?

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 12:20:20 PM »
Pretty much all OEM speedometers on all vehicles tend to be a bit optimistic.  I believe there are penalties for the manufacturer if a speedo reads under the actual speed.  Also, it allows for mounting slightly larger tires without reading low, pretty common to do on cars a few decades ago but probably less so now.

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 03:01:17 PM »
Pretty much all OEM speedometers on all vehicles tend to be a bit optomistic

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 03:03:07 PM »
Now THAT'S funny!

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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2012, 04:13:34 PM »
it's a spiral effect:

the faster it goes

the more weight it sheds

the faster it goes ;)
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Re: UCE Speedometers
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2012, 08:42:51 PM »
As previously stated, most bike speedometers are optimistic.  It's never really been a concern for me, if traffic is moving faster I speed up.