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US 80mph speedos


Rod

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Good evening gents,

I am just in the process of acquiring a 1982 GSX1100ez, it’s a US bike that’s been over here since about 1990, but it’s still got the silly 80mph speedo, I wondered what my options were, is there a way of altering it with a stick on face or do I have to replace the whole thing.

thanks Rod

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On 9/17/2022 at 9:03 AM, TonyGee said:

you do know the US spec bikes will only do 80 mph anyway !!!!!  :D 

Uh... it's actually 85 mph. :v

 

Our .gov did that during the early gas crisis to help convince people to conserve fuel. They also reduced the national speed limit to 55 mph. fags.

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1 hour ago, slayer61 said:

Uh... it's actually 85 mph. :v

 

Our .gov did that during the early gas crisis to help convince people to conserve fuel. They also reduced the national speed limit to 55 mph. fags.

Actually, no. The gas crises started in 1973. During the Carter years (77-81) he appointed do gooder Joan Claybrook to head NHTSA (traffic safety). She, and others were alarmed by the increased speed of motorcycles at that time. They thought of banning bikes over a certain size (which lead to the Turbo bikes of the 80s), but had to settle for the 80 mph speedometer. since cooler heads prevailed.  A sad chapter of US history. The speedo limit was later reversed.

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On 9/19/2022 at 10:43 AM, BigT said:

Actually, no. The gas crises started in 1973. During the Carter years (77-81) he appointed do gooder Joan Claybrook to head NHTSA (traffic safety). She, and others were alarmed by the increased speed of motorcycles at that time. They thought of banning bikes over a certain size (which lead to the Turbo bikes of the 80s), but had to settle for the 80 mph speedometer. since cooler heads prevailed.  A sad chapter of US history. The speedo limit was later reversed.

I bow to your vastly superior intellect.  :v

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