Sat, 08 Oct 2022 20:55:01 +0000

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Vespa 98 Electric Scooter
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Location: california
 
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Vespa 98 Electric Scooter
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Location: california
Sat, 08 Oct 2022 20:55:01 +0000 linkquote
Well today I had the opportunity to check my speed with a radar station setup by the local law enforcement. When I approached it the reading by the radar was 26 mph, while my speedometer read approx 31 mph. So an error is there. I wondered why it seemed I was never going the correct speed. I guess the only fix for this will be to use a GPS to read the actual speed.
Sat, 08 Oct 2022 22:24:12 +0000

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:16:15 +0000
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Sat, 08 Oct 2022 22:24:12 +0000 linkquote
colliseumj wrote:
Well today I had the opportunity to check my speed with a radar station setup by the local law enforcement. When I approached it the reading by the radar was 26 mph, while my speedometer read approx 31 mph. So an error is there. I wondered why it seemed I was never going the correct speed. I guess the only fix for this will be to use a GPS to read the actual speed.
Is this on your GT200, on your electric bike, or do you have an MP3?

If NOT an MP3, please post in the General Discussion forum, as this one is for the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 scooters.
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 09:27:37 +0000

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
 
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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 09:27:37 +0000 linkquote
All vehicles (bikes & cars) indicate slightly higher than actual.

On average, the speedo of the vehicle will indicate up to 5% above actual.
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 21:10:10 +0000

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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 21:10:10 +0000 linkquote
sbaert wrote:
All vehicles (bikes & cars) indicate slightly higher than actual.

On average, the speedo of the vehicle will indicate up to 5% above actual.
sorry not true on ALL vehicles reading higher.

my 2020 ram truck reads spot on at each and every MPH reader on the side of the road I pass. my wife's subaru reads spot on as well. in the 70's I had a penton dirt bike that had a VDO speedo that was spot on, my old GS 1000s Suzuki was maybe 1 mph generous.
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:15:57 +0000

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:15:57 +0000 linkquote
All European civilian vehicles will read fast - by law. As much discussed here on MV, posts passim.
   

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