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chrisbf125

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chrisbf125 says:

Bike with KPH Speedo but not imported - is it possible?

Hi,


I want to buy a bike from eBay that has a KPH speedo but the owner says is not imported; is this possible? It's a Honda rather than an obscure European brand so it seems rather odd.

Chris

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

I don't know

for sure but would say it's possible. the YBR125 i bought diect from a Yamaha dealer, whilst read speed in mph, clocked distance in km. i guess on entry level bikes it's a cost saver. Others may know more specifically regarding the reading of speed. i guess this would be more of a problem given the need to abide by British speed restrictions - given of course in mph

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

You

could, of course, ask Honda.....

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chrisbf125

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chrisbf125 says:

Bike

The bike is a 2001 Honda VFR800i, first registered in 2002.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Import

Sounds a parallel import to me, possibilities are a kph clock with a stick on dial in mph missing, also a kph clock calibrated to mph like mine. Has the clock got mph on the inner dial as well as kph on the outer? 

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chrisbf125

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chrisbf125 says:

eBay link

Here's a link to the eBay ad. The Speedo is in KM but has a sticker with MPH over the top. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-VFR800-FI-2002-in-RED-Pre-VTEC-/111330950802?ssPageName=ADME%3AX%3AAAQ%3AGB%3A1123&ViewItem=&item=111330950802&nma=true&si=0aCeP25Q5is8yiXqHNTad%252BniHH4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

You need to replace

the speedometer clock and the speedo sensor in the drive sprocket case, that drives off the drive sprocket 14mm bolt.Could buy a full clock set from a breakers(and the sensor)or buy a new one, about $160 what ever that is in pounds?

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kentuckey

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kentuckey says:

Digital dash

Looking at the pics I would say the dash is duel reading, somewhere within the menu there is a button to change from one to the other.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

If it's a 2001

it has a Analog speedo and rev counter, last of the gear drive cams, then went V-tec shite :tongue:

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

defo sounds an import,

as mentioned likely a parallel......dealer near me used to import new bikes (from Holland i think)..   I had a Kwak grey import with kph stickers, which is a crap 'fix' tbh...but cheap !!

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

chrisb125...

the bidding ended last night.But look at the clocks on this bike review from MCN......no mention of weather the trip meters can switch between Kph and Mph though.2001 vfr review.

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