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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-14-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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I was riding along on one of my 87 Aspys last week when all of a sudden my screen jumped from US to metric. I was on a long bridge and had to shift up, which was no problem because I could listen to the motor. Coming down off the bridge and trying to pull over was a b*tch because I couldn't figure out how fast I was going. I pulled over, shut off the bike for 5 minutes, and then it rebooted back to US. I have not had it happen again. It seems fine. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? I have had both these bikes for some years, and this was the first time anything like this has happened!

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Maybe a loose connection on the rear of the instrument pod. You do have the option of pushbutton selection on the Aspy's,(at least my 84 did). You may want to check under that panel also...

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really don't know why it would matter much tack would read the same. i look at my tack once in a while but rarely at the speedo. only perhaps if i'm thinking smokies out looking for a victom lol
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I never pay any attention to the speedo for gear selection.

I always do it "by ear/feel" or by the tach. On my GL1500, if I don't keep the tach below the firewall RPM of 3,000 some gremlin steals fuel out of the tank long before I am ready to refill.

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are you sure that you didn't accidentally cross over into Canada?? just turn around & you'll be fine

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You could keep your brain busy by converting as you ride:
100kmh equals 62.5mph
100mph equaly 160kph

mph x 1.6 = kmh
kmh x 0.625 = mph.

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I think the shock of the screen changing just totally caught me off guard! Never had anything like that happen!

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are you sure that you didn't accidentally cross over into Canada?? just turn around & you'll be fine
Well---I found that funny.

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are you sure that you didn't accidentally cross over into Canada?? just turn around & you'll be fine
Well---I found that funny.
LOLOLOLOL ME TOO

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Hawker22 wrote:
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are you sure that you didn't accidentally cross over into Canada?? just turn around & you'll be fine
Well---I found that funny.[/quote

Me too

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