DL 650 2005: Convert Odometer from Miles to Kilometers
Just bought myself a lovely Suzuki V-Strom 650 2005.
The only small issue with it is that the Odometer is in miles.
How do I convert that to Kilometers?
I cannot imagine that Suzuki built 2 separate Odometers, so I would assume that there might be a way to choose either km or mile.
On a forum, I read that it is possible on a 2005 Suzuki GXR!
Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com - View Single Post - speedo kmh to mph change ???
The following link even gives a sequence of button presses, but on my Wee-Strom 2005, that only causes my clock to be set :-(
Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com - View Single Post - how do I change my dash from miles to km's
I could use a SpeedoHealer, but that would mean that my speedometer will max out at 160 km/h :-(
Or maybe I will just have to learn to live with miles ;-)
The Speedo, I can change by ordering a new Gauge Face ... like at the following place:
Does anybody have a tip about the Odometer???
Thanks very much,
I know this can be changed in some bikes, like a GSX-R, but it may have a digital speedo, too, so it is easier to convert both speedometer and odometer to a different reading. The DL650 has analog speedo (and at least in the US, it has miles in bigger numbers, and kph in smaller numbers). My DL650 E19-type user manual only speaks about kph, does not mention miles.
I suggest you do some reading here, I do not believe it possible without changing the whole instrument cluster
V-Strom Riders International - Index
Cheers from Nazca
Re: DL 650 2005: Convert Odometer from Miles to Kilometers
Let me reply to some of your answers:
Yes, some of the GXRs can be converted by hitting the ADJ and SET buttons in the proper order. I think the procedure is described in one of the links in my original post.
The speedo is not much of a problem. I can order a new Gauge Face and drop that in the speedo. The problem is the Odometer.
I have sent an email to a Suzuki Dealer,but have not yet got a response. Maybe he thinks: "The fool ... he should have bought his V-Strom here, then he would not have this problem" ;-)
I just checked out the V-Strom Riders International forum. Found two answers:
- Best option is to use a bicycle computer
Thanks for the link though ... it seems like a usefull source of information!
I am afraid that I need to replace the unit ...
But I do not understand that a factory would design two different devices, when they can design one that fits both markets: Miles and km's. But then again ... I have seen stuff that I did not understand before :-(
So, Thanks guys!
If anybody (else) has somthing that I can use to solve this, please let me know ;-)
I've seen many bikes that are designed for the European market come with kph only clocks and many designed for the UK market come with mph and a kph option. I presume the logic is that most Euro bikes are unlikely to come to an mph country, where as more UK bikes are likely to visit kph area's?
I have a Japan spec XT250, complete with a kph digital display. This can be converted at a price of around £130, so I decided to leave it as it was.
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