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Homer Sympson

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tire size to correct speedo
« on: December 01, 2016, 08:15:55 PM »
I needed to get a new front tire, so I looked into getting a tire with a slightly larger circumference in order to correct the optimism of the speedo. I went with a Shinko tire in 110/80-16, instead of the oem tire size of 100/80-16. After it was installed,I noticed that my indicated speeds have dropped. I used my gps speedo app on the way home from work today and the gps and the speedo were almost exactly the same!  :)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 09:28:54 PM by Homer Sympson »

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Re: tire size to correct speedo
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 04:10:07 AM »
How was your odo?  I've noticed that with the stock the speedo's a bit off, but the odo's pretty much on.
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Re: tire size to correct speedo
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 09:45:04 PM »
I've never measured the accuracy of the odometer, so I'm not sure. If it were off by the same percentage as the speedo, then this should be corrected, also.

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Re: tire size to correct speedo
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 12:10:37 PM »
Did you have to do any modifications for the fit, and have you noticed anything negative since installing the larger size tire?
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Re: tire size to correct speedo
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 09:31:33 PM »
Kokines, I've been concentrating on my Aprilia lately, so I haven't been on here in a while, hence the delay in responding. No mods where needed, it's just a slightly taller tire. I haven't noticed any changes in handling, either. She handles like a champ.