BV 350 displaying KMs
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Piaggio BV 350
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Location: Cookeville, TN
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:32 pm quote
Forgive me if this has been asked or I missed it in the manual or if it is the same as older models.

Can the KM display be changed to miles on the BV 350?

I don't mind it except that I don't want the extra math necessary to calculate mpg.
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2012 BV 350
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Location: Vestavia Hills, AL
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:56 pm quote
Re: BV 350 displaying KMs
gregsfc wrote:
Forgive me if this has been asked or I missed it in the manual or if it is the same as older models.

Can the KM display be changed to miles on the BV 350?

I don't mind it except that I don't want the extra math necessary to calculate mpg.
When you get a chance post pictures! Can't wait to see your scooter!

As for the kms on your display I haven't seen any one mention this, but hopefully someone will be able to help you get to the correct display.
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BV 350, Aprilia SC 300, LX150ie, Buddy 125
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:32 pm quote
Yes, you can change the odometers from km to mi. Go to the voltage readout using the mode button, then hold the mode button down for a ten count. The mode readout can then be changed to mi. Of course, that doesn't help with the speedometer readout. I have seen others use thin strips of colored vinyl tape on MP3s to accent several mph reference points to make the speedo easier to read. I'm thinking I will try that with my BV.
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Piaggio BV 350
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:51 am quote
Thanks Dooglas.

I'm not so worried about the speedometer. I've got a pretty good reference in my head regarding the speeds in KPH versus MPH. I'll mostly be driving on my commute, which will be most of my riding. Except for riding through one town, which has a 40 mph speed limit, my KPH will be right around 100 for part of my route and just under 100 for the another leg. The last leg is curvy roads and will be mostly by feel instead of managing a certain KPH. Of course during break in I won't run these constant speeds, but will still know the limits.

I've already messed with the mode some when I set the time, so I understand your instructions well.
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:02 am quote
Lobby your government to switch over to the metric system. Once that happens you'll be golden.
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:39 am quote
gregsfc wrote:
I've already messed with the mode some when I set the time, so I understand your instructions well.
You can also change out the temperature reading, if yours is still centigrade, by going to that display and following the same routine.
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two Vespa GTSs (Dragon Red and Black) - Kymco Yager 200i
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:19 am quote
On a very similar subject, is there any way to change the 24 hour clock on my GTS to read in the 12 hour format?
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:43 am quote
Kayemtee wrote:
On a very similar subject, is there any way to change the 24 hour clock on my GTS to read in the 12 hour format?
Simple answer is no!
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Piaggio BV 350
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:48 pm quote
Got it! Thanks!

I had already accomplished switching the ambient temp which must read near the pavement, because it's about 5 degrees higher than ambient on this hot, sunny day. That switch made sense just like the clock. You switch it when it's displayed, but switching from KMs to MI when voltage is displayed is not logical.

As far as the metric system, I think it makes a lot more sense, but I have to use the old measurements as reference, because that's what we've lived with all our lives. For instance, the picture in my mind for the distance of a KM is about 60% of a mile. I can't imagine that distance without relating it to a mile in my head. Besides, it's not really a government decision. They tried to get us to change in the late seventies and it didn't work. Sort of like the dollar coin. They've minted three different ones trying to get us to use them instead of paper, but few people and businesses want to deal with them, even though it might be better.
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2013 BV 350, 2009 Fly 50
Joined: 24 Jun 2012
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Location: Florida
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:47 am quote
Speedometer calibation BV 350
I just got an I phone app and put Iphone in GPS mount. Much more accurate and up higher so it is easier to read.
Molto Verboso
2009 MP3 500, 2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT
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Location: Brentwood, TN
Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:28 am quote
Re: Speedometer calibation BV 350
agdani wrote:
I just got an I phone app and put Iphone in GPS mount. Much more accurate and up higher so it is easier to read.
How about a picture of your mount? Thanks.
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2013 BV 350, 2009 Fly 50
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Location: Florida
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:07 pm quote
I will get that pic posted soon. The case is also water proof
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2013 BV 350, 2009 Fly 50
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Location: Florida
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:11 am quote
Here it is! sorry for delay

BV 350 speedo.jpg

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