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my bike is in Miles, I live in canada and would like it to read Kilometers.

when I start the bike, the KM and MI letters show up next to the odometer. I was wondering if the guage can be changed to kms? with a button. So instead of the needle at 60, it would be at the 100 mark when doing 60MPH.

I thought this would be possible as the guage only has one set of numbers, as most have both km's and mi's overlapping each other.
 

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I don't think so but I think the dealer can do it at least for the mileage the faceplate has to change for the speedo though. I seem to remember so other Canadians having a discussion about it on the forums recently due to attempting to import a US bike to Canada and passing some inspection process.
 

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Yup - multiply by .6
OK, so my bike is in Miles, now, when im doing 60MPH, I should multiply by .6

my dummy math tells me i'll be then doing 36kms an hour.

So on our Highways, I can get er up to 160MPH and I'll really be doing 96Kmph

NICE!!!!

I hope the cops like your math, or I'll be in jail soon enough, or dead!
 

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you should be able to purchase a new face (thing with the speed written on it), and replace the mph face w/kmh. You could also design you own and have it cut out of vinyl and install in place of the mph.
 

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1 mile (statute) is equal to 1.61 kilometers. You do the math.

If your speedo says 100 mph you are doing 161 kph

100*1.61 = 161
 

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I actually prefer MPH and haven't changed any of mine.
exactly!.....as for the conversion I honestly don't know one person who doesn't know or remember the breakdown from mph to kph.....I mean come on......,, I know these are off by 2 or 3 kph but who doesn't know these? vrscf muscle save your self the money man......who the heck wants kph anyway!

kph mph
100= 60
90 = 55
80 = 50
70 = 45
65 = 40
55 = 35
50 = 30
40 = 25
30 = 20
 

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OK, so my bike is in Miles, now, when im doing 60MPH, I should multiply by .6

my dummy math tells me i'll be then doing 36kms an hour.

So on our Highways, I can get er up to 160MPH and I'll really be doing 96Kmph

NICE!!!!

I hope the cops like your math, or I'll be in jail soon enough, or dead!
I think he meant Divide by 1.6
OMG, no math scholars here. He meant divide by .6 or multiply by 1.6

No I did not mean divide, I meant multiply.

But not the current speedo reading, the posted limit.

if you see a 60 sign, then go 36mph
If you see a 100 sign then go 60mph
If you see a 50 sign then go 30mph....

Its easy math to do in your head while driving. Rather than multiplying by.6, divide the kmh by100 then times 6

30 = 18 (3x6)
50 = 30 (5x6)
60 = 36 (6x6)
100 = 60 (10x6)
120 = 72 (12x6)

Or just buy a faceplate in kmh...
http://www.bluegauges.com/harleyfaceplates/vrod_faceplates.htm
 

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No I did not mean divide, I meant multiply.

But not the current speedo reading, the posted limit.

if you see a 60 sign, then go 36mph
If you see a 100 sign then go 60mph
If you see a 50 sign then go 30mph....

Its easy math to do in your head while driving. Rather than multiplying by.6, divide the kmh by100 then times 6

30 = 18 (3x6)
50 = 30 (5x6)
60 = 36 (6x6)
100 = 60 (10x6)
120 = 72 (12x6)

Or just buy a faceplate in kmh...
http://www.bluegauges.com/harleyfaceplates/vrod_faceplates.htm
The Odometer is still running in miles not Kilometers however. Needs to be addressed.
 

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Because the Instrument module is interpreting the output of the speed sensor as "Pulses per mile" instead of "Pulses per Kilometer".
On a 28 tooth pulley bike the odometer will record a "1" [Mile] when it has received 52367 pulses coming from the speed sensor. A "1" [Kilometer] recorded should be registered when 32729 pulses have been reached.
You need to tell the I.M. to record in Kilometers vs Miles.
 

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Some people care about the accuracy of the odometer, like the DMV or the purchaser of your bike.
 
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