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post #11 of 14 Old 07-13-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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In the article it mentions that altering the size of the sprocket set could affect speedometer accuracy. Is this correct? I would have thought the speedo got its reading from tire rotation not sprocket size.

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I would have thought the speedo got its reading from tire rotation not sprocket size.
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You are correct, VAReb. The Rebel measures front tire rotation to determine speed.
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Many motorcycles with newer designs feed the speedometer info from the transmission. IIRC a device called a Speed Healer is sold to fix this problem when different sprocket sizes are used.

I had a CB500X which had the speedometer go from "right on" to 5% below the true speed because of changing the rear sprocket from 41 teeth to 39 teeth.

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