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1Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:53 pm

bomber737

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I would like to calibrate my speedo using a signal generator before I put it back in the gauge cluster. Is this possible?  If it is can anyone tell me which hole is for what?  I have a list of the frequency for each speed from the forum so I know what the values should be.  I also have an oscilloscope so i can generate any kind of wave I need and adjust the duration of the pulse.  Is there any particular type of wave I need to generate?  I.E. Square wave, Sine wave etc.?
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Last edited by bomber737 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:03 pm; edited 1 time in total


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Why yes, I have been to the largest ball of twine in the world

1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

2Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:01 pm

tgolden

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I'd be interested is reading a detailed thread on how you get it done. Good luck with your calibration.

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1985 K100RS USA Model WB1051300F0042533 - Original Owner
Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

3Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:37 pm

ReneZ

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There is a program developed by one or more members of the German Flyingbrick forum. IIRC its named Karamba, which runs on a computer. By connecting the sound card (headphone connection) to some contacts on the speedo you can simulate any speed you like, whilst considering tyre size etc. Have a look around/do a search. Worthwhile little program!.


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BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Calibrating my speedo Rain
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4Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:59 pm

bomber737

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I did download it but it keept shutting itself down after a few minutes or if I changed the bike type on my computer.  I can do the same thing as that program using a signal generator.  In the tech section I found a list of frequencies for each speed in 10 MPH increments up to 100 mph.  All the signal generator does is give you the ability to generate the pulse and the scope lets you adjust the duration of the pulse in micro seconds.  I discussed this with my dad yesterday (he is a physicist who worked in micro electronic R&D at 3M for a looong time)  It's great having someone who is way smarter than I help me with this.  I will definitely have a write up and pictures for those who are interested.  I just want to make sure I have the specifics correct before I see him.  What I don't know is what each of the 3 holes are for.  I am sure one is + other is - and the third is signal but I need to know which is which.  Here is the table from the write up
Speed, MPHFrequency, Hz
1013.33
2026.67
3040.00
4053.33
4560.00
5066.67
5573.33
6080.00
7093.33
80106.67
90120.00
100133.33
110146.67
120160.00
140186.67
150200.00
These values are for a k1100, are these valid for a K100?


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Why yes, I have been to the largest ball of twine in the world

1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

5Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:51 pm

tgolden

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Calibrating my speedo Tilkob15


I borrowed this picture from the thread link below. It's one that Inge K. posted. I think you will find it helpful.

http://www.k100-forum.com/t7575-can-i-use-this-tach


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1985 K100RS USA Model WB1051300F0042533 - Original Owner
Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

6Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 pm

duck

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On the cluster harness, Pin 22 is the yellow from the speedo sensor and pin 23 is the ground from it.

Having done quite a few of these I can tell you that turning the potentiometer roughly 45 degrees counterclockwise will get you close.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:04 pm

bomber737

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Yes thank you, that is exactly what I need, but it is showing the connections for the tach not the spedo.  That is what he put on my other thread when I was inquiring about if I could swap my tach's around.  He probably has not seen this post yet.  I wasn't planning on putting the spedo back on the circuit board until I get it calibrated and I have just ordered a new set of gears for it.  So i will have to wait for those to arrive at any rate.


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Why yes, I have been to the largest ball of twine in the world

1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

8Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:12 pm

Inge K.

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Calibrating my speedo Speedo10

If you do as Duck says you also test all connections between the cluster connector and speedo connector, the connectors you want to connect to is a known problem source.

And it also a circuit between the wheel sensor and the speedo, which amplifies the signal and change the vaweform from sinus to square.
The pcb is at the bottom in your picture,...BE is input, BA output.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

9Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:55 pm

bomber737

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Ok so my best bet to check all the connections is to install the spedo and pull it to tweak the pot if the speeds are off then?  So you have a picture of where the connectors are on the large connectors on the back like you did for the tach?  So I should input a sine wave and it will convert it to a square wave?  Sorry for so many questions, I just want to make sure I understand and can tell my dad the correct information.  Can I expect the same speed values for those freq from table above?  The spedo motor is a 12V motor correct, there is not some kind of step down in the voltage to it? Or at least the input should be 12V as I will be using a external power supply.

Thanks again for all your help


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Why yes, I have been to the largest ball of twine in the world

1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

10Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:21 pm

tgolden

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I suspect the frequency/speed table is dependent on the rear axle ratio and rear tire size. Or, it would depend on at least the rear tire size.



Last edited by tgolden on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:24 pm; edited 1 time in total


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1985 K100RS USA Model WB1051300F0042533 - Original Owner
Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

11Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:23 pm

Inge K.

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Duck allready said where to connect, but add 12V+ at pin #6 to that.

Calibrating my speedo Kontak11
This could also be helpful:

Calibrating my speedo Forfor10

About the table....miles is a unknown language to me.

50 km/h - 20,4 hz
100  "    -  39,4 "
200  "    -  76,0 "


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

12Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:25 pm

Inge K.

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@tgolden wrote:I suspect the frequency/speed table is dependent on the rear axle ratio and rear tire size.


Rear axle ratio changes the engine speed, not the wheel speed.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

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tgolden

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@Inge K. wrote:
@tgolden wrote:I suspect the frequency/speed table is dependent on the rear axle ratio and rear tire size.


Rear axle ratio changes the engine speed, not the wheel speed.


Thanks for that clarification. I wasn't sure if there was a reduction between the wheel speed and where the rear speed sensor picks up the signal.


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1985 K100RS USA Model WB1051300F0042533 - Original Owner
Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

14Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:43 pm

duck

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JM02:

Your chances of getting it "perfect" the first time are what they are.

Get it where you think it's close, install it and then go for a ride with a GPS to validate it.

Then tweak it accordingly.

I've used Karamba a few times and the end result is has usually been that it still needed some additional minor tweaking to get it just right.

For example, I used the K1100LT settings of Karamba on my K75 turbo (because that's the drive train and wheels/tires I'm using) and Karamba didn't yield perfect results - it reads a tad lower than it should. It's pretty close now but I still need to go back in and tweak it a bit.

My bottom line:  Trial and error may be required to fine tune it but, in the end, it's much better than wasting your time with all sorts of math trying to make sure it's "perfect" the first time.

My approach is to put a sine wave into the cluster on pins 22 & 23, be it Karamba or a soldering iron to the speedo sensor - because that's what your speedo sees.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

15Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:06 am

MikeP

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Personally I've always found that messing about with computers is a lot more trouble than sticking a jeweller's screwdriver into the slot on the speedo and giving it about 1mm turn is quicker and gets it as near as I'll ever need.

Calibrating my speedo K75S%20%28152%29-L


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RicK G

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The rear wheel speed is very much dependent on the weight of the rider as the heavier rider will make the tyre flatten out more than a light rider and so increase the number of rotations per mile or kilometer or furlong if you measure speed in furlongs per week.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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duck

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@RicK G wrote:furlongs per week.
  I like the way you think.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

18Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:11 am

ReneZ

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If you're still wondering about the wave form - it's a 'square wave'
The sensor in the rear hub is just another 'Hall' sensor, which, IIRC, will give 6 pulses per rear wheel rotation. Distance travelled is dependent on the wheel/tyre radius where it touches the road (ie dependent on the bike's load).


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Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Calibrating my speedo Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

19Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:02 am

duck

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The signal that comes from the speedo sensor is a sine wave.  It is a magnetic analog device.

The Hall Effect sensor is different and is composed of "switches" that do generate square waves.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

20Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:18 am

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Hi there, the issue regarding the distance vs load seems interesting, here is how I see it.
Distance is measured based on the perimeter of the wheel, which is dictated by the rim´s diameter, for each turn you´ll advance one perimeter. Now consider the effect of the load, this consist in flattening the contact patch until the wheigth divided by the flatened area (ie contact pressure) equals the tyre pressure.
The tyre pressure remains constant as long as the load do not exceeds the permissible one, this means that the tyre´s volume also remains constant and hence the perimeter, regardless of the flattened contact patch.
Being the perimeter independant of the load, the speed measure would not be affected.
What do you think?
Best regards
JAP


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21Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:32 am

duck

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The distance traveled is dictated by the circumference of the TIRE, not the wheel/rim.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

22Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:43 am

tgolden

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The link below will give you the equations to compute vehicle speed based on tire/wheel, gear ratios and engine RPM.

http://www.clarks-garage.com/shop-manual/trans-02.htm


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Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

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japuentes

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@duck wrote:The distance traveled is dictated by the circumference of the TIRE, not the wheel/rim.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html
Yes, you can change the circumference by changing the tyre but  once you set a tyre, the circumference won´t change with the load.
Best regards
JAP


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24Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:02 pm

tgolden

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@japuentes wrote:
@duck wrote:The distance traveled is dictated by the circumference of the TIRE, not the wheel/rim.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html
Yes, you can change the circumference by changing the tyre but  once you set a tyre, the circumference won´t change with the load.
Best regards
JAP

I think that depends on the level of precision used in the equations. A specific tire's rolling diameter is variable and a function of vehicle weight, tire pressure, lean angle, temperature, tire wear, and tire rotational speed. Some of the variables are considered negligible for the typical level of precision used in these types of computations.


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Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

25Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:07 pm

tgolden

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I think that if you intend to calibrate your speedo by generating a specific frequency in Hz that corresponds to a specific MPH indication and tuning the speedo potentiometer so that the indicated speed is correct, you need to generate your own speed/frequency table that corresponds to your rear tire size. The idealized correct frequency for a specific speed in MPH is based on rear tire size alone. The idealized correct frequency would need a correction factor to determine actual correct frequency to compensate for weight of the bike while riding and tire wear.

Regards


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Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

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duck

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@tgolden wrote:I think that if you intend to calibrate your speedo by generating a specific frequency in Hz that corresponds to a specific MPH indication and tuning the speedo potentiometer so that the indicated speed is correct, you need to generate your own speed/frequency table that corresponds to your rear tire size. The idealized correct frequency for a specific speed in MPH is based on rear tire size alone. The idealized correct frequency would need a correction factor to determine actual correct frequency to compensate for weight of the bike while riding and tire wear.

Regards

Agreed. This should help:

http://classickbikes.com/ckb.tech/0.ckb.tech.files/K.Bike.Tire.Size.and.Speedo.Cal.xls


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

27Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:18 pm

tgolden

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Thanks duck. I was going to post the equations to compute the frequency/speed table, buy why reinvent the wheel.

Nice work.

Regards


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Delivery: 04/85 - Motorradhaus Ebert, Höchberg, Deutschland
    

28Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:52 pm

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Yes thanks, most helpful.  I really am ok with the spedo being a few mph off.  My car has read 3 mph slow since the day I got it and I drove it off the show room floor.  Once I get it reasonably close I will probably just mark the correct speeds with a grease pencil.  It would just be nice if the mileage would indicate correctly though.  I always use the trip odometer for my gas/mileage calculations on trips.  Idiot lights suck, they never go on until you are to far gone to fix a situation.


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Why yes, I have been to the largest ball of twine in the world

1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

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Two Wheels Better

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I used the Karamba programme a few years ago after repairing and replacing the broken cog set inside my speedo on my '87 K100RS. The odometre is now dead nut spot on and the speedo, with the coordinates of a 160/60ZR18 tyre measured round the centre and those measurements plugged into Karamba, with incremental adjustments made at the back of the speedo head, reads on average about one point five kilometres per hour higher than actual, as calculated using GPS, at motorway speeds. That'll do me.

Some computer's settings upset Karamba and make it unreliable. I mucked with it for hours on one until I gave up. It now works on one of my laptops, como Dios manda, but not the other.


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1977 R75/7-R100 grey, '87 K100RS red, '93 K11-K12 aka 'Big Block' black, '96 K1100RS black, '98 K1200RS red, '09 K1300GT red, & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia black & white.

    

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duck

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I tried it on my netbook.  The netbook is designed for long battery life and the amplitude of the headphone jack signal it puts out wasn't enough to work with Karamba.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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@bomber737 wrote:Yes thanks, most helpful.  I really am ok with the spedo being a few mph off.  My car has read 3 mph slow since the day I got it and I drove it off the show room floor.  Once I get it reasonably close I will probably just mark the correct speeds with a grease pencil.  It would just be nice if the mileage would indicate correctly though.  I always use the trip odometer for my gas/mileage calculations on trips.  Idiot lights suck, they never go on until you are to far gone to fix a situation.

I have a suspicion that all the car manufacturers purposely set their instruments to read fast by a couple of points .....no good in saying to the officer with the speeding ticket in his hand ....honest, "it was on cruise control " and set for the right speed ...
don't work in a court of law ...

I once over heard a senior officer as the question of a senior age driver (who admitted he was over by a few points ...but was depending on the percentage over - under law to give him grace )...and when exactly did you have your last calibration of the speedo done ????

we do take too much for granted sometimes ...including some sales guys trying to offload some nice and expensive over sized tyres ...as "the best thing since sliced bread" and "will remarkably change things and the way it feels on the road "

nothing like doing the maths first....and being "aware"



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32Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:24 am

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@duck wrote:I tried it on my netbook.  The netbook is designed for long battery life and the amplitude of the headphone jack signal it puts out wasn't enough to work with Karamba.

yep pretty hard to drive a signal past 3.3 volts on a netbook ...maybe lucky to get 5 ...they all have high current audio drivers and poor current reserves (read nice big juicy current dumping capacitors) on chip these days ...its all demand and switch it faster stuff ......erk !

I might add that our "in house"  old style power supplies (that we have sold thousands of) have about 200,000 microfarads ....per rail,  and most are over 15 years old ...and still going fine ..."quite remarkable " in this day and age ...all these new fangled switchmode power supplies only seem to last at best 7 years ...before they die horribly , many of these old supplies hold the power up during the now common ...intermittent power outages ....a blessing for us service guys . phew !!!


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OCalibrating my speedo Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

33Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:35 am

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The speedo calibration will change as the rear tire wears. I measured the tread depth on a new Metzler 130/90-17 at 0.257". That tread depth equates to a 2% change in wheel/tire circumference as the tire wears from new to no tread (worn) at center.

The frequency change from new to no tread for the tire described above, using duck's very helpful spreadsheet program, yields the following:

Speed (MPH)     Frequency-new     Frequency-worn
       60                   76.94                    78.48
       80                   102.59                 104.64

The pulses/mile changes from 4614 (new) to 4709 (worn).

I would recommend measuring the actual wheel/tire circumference and comparing it to the computed value for a new tire. It may be better in the interest of speedo accuracy to use the mean diameter (measured) of a new tire and completely worn tire.

Regards


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34Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:18 pm

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You always can refute the ticket by demanding to see the radar gun calibration records. This goes both ways


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1985 BMW K100RS (in pieces)
1985 BMW K100RT (Riding)
1980 Suzuki GS1000E (Riding)
1981 Suzuki GS1100E (Sold)
1981 Suzuki GS850GL re-engined with a 1000 (Girlfriend Riding)
1987 Suzuki GSX1100F (60% Done)
1989 Suzuki GSX1100F Riding
1981 Honda VF500F Interceptor (For Sale)
1981 Honda CB750F Super Sport (Sold)
1978 Honda CB750K (For Sale)
2000 Honda XR70R Dirt Bike (Sold)
1981 Yamaha XS850 (Sold)
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian x 3 ( 1 Engine Broken, 2 Parts)
1989 Yamaha YX600 Radian (Sold)
1983 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca (Sold)
1971 Bridgestone BS175 (For Sale)
    

35Back to top Go down   Calibrating my speedo Empty Re: Calibrating my speedo on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:59 pm

tgolden

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If you get a speeding ticket, crank the speedo calibration pot to the extreme and go get a shop to give you a speedo check certificate. Take it to court and have the case reduced to faulty equipment.


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