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Author Topic: Odometer Verification  (Read 1491 times)

singhg5

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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 01:44:28 PM »
Hi guys did any one check the correctness of the ODOMETER (distance measuring).
Also is discolouration of exhaust covered for replacement under warranty.....thanks for turning up with your valuable feedback.
Discolouraton of exhaust - I doubt if it will be replaced under warranty.  Almost all exhausts have golden or light brown color near the oxygen sensor.  Is your bike's discoloration very bad ?

I will check the odometer readings on my G5 when I go out today and see if it measures distances correctly.
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010, 07:13:28 PM »
Generally exhaust chrome isn 't covered by anyone. You will note that most "naked" bikes do not us chrome pipes. There is also a bluing that can occur due to the catalytic converter, Nothing to be done about it either.

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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2010, 11:06:00 PM »
Many naked bikes use stainless steel.  It discolors too.  And yeah, underneath that heatshield is a rainbow of color over the catalytic converter.  It has to get hot to work well.

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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2010, 08:01:15 AM »
In my case, the bend pipe is perfect like new, its the upswept exhaust that has turned golden...........................any news on the Odometer verification.

Singhg5, the G5 is probably ok because its got a 19" front. The problem here in India seems to be that RE is probably using the same Speedometer /Odometer for the Classic 350 and 500, and because the 500 has a 18" front wheel, it does more revolution for the same ditance than a 19" resulting in over clocking distance than actual.

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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010, 10:42:48 AM »
RE is not using same meters for C3 and C5. Booth have different meters.

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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2010, 11:03:21 AM »
That's true - the part numbers are different.
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2010, 02:38:12 PM »
In my case, the bend pipe is perfect like new, its the upswept exhaust that has turned golden...........................any news on the Odometer verification.

Singhg5, the G5 is probably ok because its got a 19" front. The problem here in India seems to be that RE is probably using the same Speedometer /Odometer for the Classic 350 and 500, and because the 500 has a 18" front wheel, it does more revolution for the same ditance than a 19" resulting in over clocking distance than actual.

This is the first test and it needs to be verified by other riders using other methods and different instruments.  I measured the distance travelled on my car and on my G5.  Car is Toyotal Corolla in very good shape.  Here are the results -

Car odometer = 9.5 miles
G5 odometer = 10.1 miles

So my G5 odometer reading is 6% higher than my car.  Now the question - is my car odometer accurate ?  I don't know yet.  But my car's speedometer is accurate - verified by GPS. 
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2010, 02:44:05 PM »
 Singh, how bout you and I do a test this afternoon? C-5 - G-5, we can compare our results.
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2010, 02:50:05 PM »
Singh, how bout you and I do a test this afternoon? C-5 - G-5, we can compare our results.
I am going out this afternoon and will be back late.  How about tomorrow afternoon ?
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2010, 02:54:31 PM »
I am going out this afternoon and will be back late.  How about tomorrow afternoon ?
My son has a Football game tomarrow :-\ We'll hook up before the leaves are gone ;)
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2010, 02:48:32 AM »
I measured the distance travelled on my car and on my G5.  Car is Toyotal Corolla in very good shape.  Here are the results -

So my G5 odometer reading is 6% higher than my car.  Now the question - is my car odometer accurate ?  I don't know yet.  But my car's speedometer is accurate - verified by GPS.  

Today I verified my car's odometer with GPS.  The results of two tests confirmed that my car's odometer is pretty accurate and reproducible with respect to GPS.

1.   GPS = 7.1 miles,    car odometer = 7.1 miles

2.  GPS = 5.7 miles,     car odometer = 5.7 miles

These data indicate that my G5's odometer gives a higher reading than actual distance.  I will do a second test to cofirm these results.  I am not sursprised at all with these readings.
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2010, 04:53:16 PM »
It is confirmed now that the odometer on my G5 displays more miles than actual.  In the second test on G5, the results were as follows  -
 
GPS = 5.7 miles                          G5 odometer =  6.0 miles.

Thus the odometer readings are +5% over the actual miles.  
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 01:37:22 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2010, 07:49:24 AM »
Thanks for your findings Singhg5, which confirms what I said.
Indeed RE has found some very novel ways of meeting the 85 MPG fuel consumption targets....... ;D By the way this will also mean that bikes out of US and Europe may be out of warranty earlier than they should going by the ODOMETER, as we do not enjoy a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty ???


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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2010, 12:52:23 PM »
Both of my BMW's  read 5 mph faster than actual speed. If you do a little research you'll find that most bikes are off a bit, I know my Yamaha, Triumph and Honda were too.
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Re: Odometer Verification
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2010, 10:29:55 AM »
r80rt, thanks for dropping by, may I remind you its not the Speedometer variation we are discussing here, but the Odometer that counts the total miles you have done on your bike.  ;) Would you please check its accuracy viz a viz any digital instrument or odometer of your car or the miles markers on a route you commute. Cheers.