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Honda speedometer, my speedometer is fast. When I am going 30, it says I am going 35. When I am going 60 it says I am going 70. I have the stock size tires and factory rims. Is there anything I can do to get it to read right?

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On a motorcycle they are usually a little off because if your cornering the tire has a different size on its edge compared to when your riding straight. Use a GPS for your speed if its in real time.

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 VTX1300C

The tire that determines the speed on the speedometer is the front tire. To fix your problem you need to put a TALLER front tire on your cycle. If your front tire is a 140/80x17 you can correct the problem by putting on a 140/90x17 . Going from an 80 profile to a 90 profile should correct your speedometer by almost 5 MPH. Hopefully , you can find a tire that size that is available.

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