1290 Speedo Correction

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby fubar929 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:18 pm

Woohoo! Ordered my speedo rings from Kev on eBay and they made it to the U.S in record time. Between shipping and customs I thought they might take a week or so. Nope! They showed up in California within a matter of days.

Can anyone who has painted the rings comment on what products they used and how they're holding up? Know I should have the rings powder coated, but I'm not setup for DIY coating and the only local shop I trust always has a long backlog of work. Wondering if I can get by with Rust-oleum rattle cans or something; the inaccurate speedo is driving me crazy!

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Thomas-M » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:41 am

fubar929 wrote:Woohoo! Ordered my speedo rings from Kev on eBay and they made it to the U.S in record time. Between shipping and customs I thought they might take a week or so. Nope! They showed up in California within a matter of days.

Can anyone who has painted the rings comment on what products they used and how they're holding up? Know I should have the rings powder coated, but I'm not setup for DIY coating and the only local shop I trust always has a long backlog of work. Wondering if I can get by with Rust-oleum rattle cans or something; the inaccurate speedo is driving me crazy!


I used rustoleum primer, letting them dry for 2 days, then sprayed rustoleum gloss black. Small missed areas in the spokes were touched up by spraying a small puddle of paint in the cap and using a thin pointy brush. Again, I let them dry 2 days before mounting. Months later, after rain & washing, there's no rust at all.
Degrease the rings and break the sharp outer edges and the paint will hold just fine!
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby fubar929 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:58 am

Thomas-M wrote:I used rustoleum primer, letting them dry for 2 days, then sprayed rustoleum gloss black. Small missed areas in the spokes were touched up by spraying a small puddle of paint in the cap and using a thin pointy brush. Again, I let them dry 2 days before mounting. Months later, after rain & washing, there's no rust at all.
Degrease the rings and break the sharp outer edges and the paint will hold just fine!
Tom


Thanks for the advice, Tom! I'll give it a try... I guess the worst that can happen is the paint starts to chip and I have to strip the discs back to bare metal and start over.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Marnux » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:40 pm

My rings finally made it through customs and showed up. 1 month, almost to the day, to get them through there.
Now i only need to get them painted or powder coated and mounted.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby tango2 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Speedo correction disks fitted. Speedo now spot on. Slightly disappointed in the 10% reduction in mpg. But happy with the extra 10% between services! :D

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby mrossk » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:17 pm

+1

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:16 pm

Marnux wrote:My rings finally made it through customs and showed up. 1 month, almost to the day, to get them through there.
Now i only need to get them painted or powder coated and mounted.


Glad they got through, not heard of anyone else having problems with customs & I post quite a few different mods around the world daily.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Marnux » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:13 pm

They arrived just after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, so every package had increased attention unfortunately. Lot's of delays and such.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:58 am

Marnux wrote:They arrived just after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, so every package had increased attention unfortunately. Lot's of delays and such.


Glad they got through to you.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby jeffolk » Mon May 09, 2016 3:57 pm

Just had them mounted at my motorshop, tested them last week in Germany (no speed limit on the highway). Perfect! :D
At 100 km/h just 1 km/h difference with gps (real speed 99 km/h.) at 200 km/h around 1,5 to 2 km/h difference. And at 260 Km/h I didn't have the guts to look at my gps anymore :shock: :wink:
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby redbullkid » Mon May 09, 2016 8:27 pm

Received mine today. Oz to Scotland in record time :)
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Tue May 10, 2016 9:56 am

Thanks for the feedback guys.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Wearyeyed » Tue May 10, 2016 11:19 pm

Eh, for my first post, not too impressive, but please keep them available. Still recovering from the spring run on the bank, so the acquisitions department (read:wifey) won't authorize the additional purchase - yet.

But I'ma buy a pair as soon as I grow a pair...

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Thu May 12, 2016 11:23 am

No problem.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby xtremewlr » Thu May 12, 2016 8:18 pm

I'm interested to see if these will work without change on the Super Duke GT (I would imagine they will) or if they are even needed.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby luckysubie » Sat May 14, 2016 8:03 am

I think I just snagged the last set of rings from ebay. Looking forward to getting them on. Super slab @ 90MPH was 80-82 on GPS, so right in the 10% off range. Pisses me off a bit that the mileage is already that far off. Thanks Kevxtx for putting in the time and effort to sort this out.

Looks like powder coat has some thickness issues I'll roll with paint as you suggest. Rustoleum Pro stuff is pretty damn good anyway.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Fri May 20, 2016 8:52 am

Still got plenty in stock.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby mntbighker » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:16 pm

I hope I'm not beating a dead horse by asking if KTM has ever even admitted to this problem? A problem that has now launched an entire little cottage industry. I also wonder if these rings are an off the shelf part that KTM buys. And if so I would think the manufacturer has other slot counts. Presumably this entire problem should be a simple math fix in the software. Which BTW will screw up every bike that has the replacement rings if they DO fix it in software.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby kevxtx » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:42 am

mntbighker wrote:I hope I'm not beating a dead horse by asking if KTM has ever even admitted to this problem? A problem that has now launched an entire little cottage industry. I also wonder if these rings are an off the shelf part that KTM buys. And if so I would think the manufacturer has other slot counts. Presumably this entire problem should be a simple math fix in the software. Which BTW will screw up every bike that has the replacement rings if they DO fix it in software.

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5 X software update since 2014 & the problem has never been address, KTM has never bought any modified rings from me to fix the over reading Speedo. The OEM Speedo offset is with in the guide lines of all the countries that it sells these 1290's in so in their eyes there is no problem, I doubt they will ever alter their software to fix the over reading Speedo on the 1290's & 1190's.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:38 pm

on June 2015 Kev Wrote
kevxtx wrote:I will be pulling both wheels off this weekend & getting new front & rear ABS plates water jet cut with 10% less holes, I will let you know how I get on.




Mike,

Those speedo correction rings seem to be a rip off of kevxtx rings from Australia. See the first page of this thread.
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby Dukem » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:29 am

Sure is a rip off. Some people are scumbags and some people are not. He is a scumbag.

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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby mntbighker » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:45 pm

kevxtx wrote:5 X software update since 2014 & the problem has never been address, KTM has never bought any modified rings from me to fix the over reading Speedo. The OEM Speedo offset is with in the guide lines of all the countries that it sells these 1290's in so in their eyes there is no problem, I doubt they will ever alter their software to fix the over reading Speedo on the 1290's & 1190's.


Thanks, I'm curious why nobody is just getting them made from stainless to avoid the issue of paint thickness? I would personally rather have unpainted stainless ones anyway.
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby SjwNz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:28 am

mntbighker wrote:
kevxtx wrote:5 X software update since 2014 & the problem has never been address, KTM has never bought any modified rings from me to fix the over reading Speedo. The OEM Speedo offset is with in the guide lines of all the countries that it sells these 1290's in so in their eyes there is no problem, I doubt they will ever alter their software to fix the over reading Speedo on the 1290's & 1190's.


Thanks, I'm curious why nobody is just getting them made from stainless to avoid the issue of paint thickness? I would personally rather have unpainted stainless ones anyway.


Most likely, stainless steel is non-magnetic and I don't think the sensor will detect it.
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Re: 1290 Speedo Correction

Postby abc » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:51 am

SjwNz wrote:Most likely, stainless steel is non-magnetic and I don't think the sensor will detect it.

Depends on the grade of Stainless, some magnetic some not. Paint thickness if you so choose is also not an issue.
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