Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: Temporary MPH decal for KmH speedo

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Registered User WalterK75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Posts
    938

    Temporary MPH decal for KmH speedo

    Is there something I can put over my kph speedo that shows mph? If I go into the US it would be nice to have something like this. I'd like a transparent static cling type that shows miles per hour and saves me the task of converting all the time. It would also increase my accuracy in maintaining legal road speed and help avoid getting pulled over for speeding.
    Walter

    "Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain

  2. #2
    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mansfield,MA
    Posts
    14,342
    Faced with this type of thing, I have cut small arrows out of a tape like blue painters tape and stuck them on at common intervals such as 20, 40, 60, MPH.
    OM
    "You can do good or you can do well. Sooner or later they make you choose." MI5
    Mod Squad
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200

  3. #3
    Registered User WalterK75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Posts
    938
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Faced with this type of thing, I have cut small arrows out of a tape like blue painters tape and stuck them on at common intervals such as 20, 40, 60, MPH.
    OM
    Good idea.
    Walter

    "Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain

  4. #4
    Liaison 20774's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    20,725
    Found some old ebay.uk listings for something like this:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPEEDO-OV....c100408.m2460

    Not clear how "universal" it can be.
    Kurt -- Forum Liaison ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

  5. #5
    3 Red Bricks
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pleasanton, Ca.
    Posts
    4,807
    A GPS will do that and alot more for you.




    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

    Ride Safe, Ride Far, Ride Often

    Lee Fulton Forum Moderator
    3 Marakesh Red K75Ss
    Mine, Hers, Spare

  6. #6
    skibum69 skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    911
    Or you can just remember a few easy ones, 50kmh is about 30 mph, 70kmh is about 45mph, 90 kmh is about 55mph, 120kmh is about 75mph, 160kmh is 100mph. I ride/drive in both countries and have never had an issue. There are only about half a dozen speed limits out there so why worry?

    I never bother to change what my GPS is set on which is metric, I typically only use it to show speed, time and whatever so I do know what my speed is in real time but I also know my speedo's on most of my vehicles have about a 5% error so no big deal there either.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    469
    If you remember you multiplication tables from school, Just multiply the KPH x 6 it will get you close enough. 50KPHx.6=30MPH, 70KPHx.6=42MPH, 90KPHx.6=54MPH. Or drop the zero off the KPH so 50 become 5, 5x6=30 and so on. It has worked for me while traveling in Canada.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Western Massachusetts
    Posts
    339
    What's a speed limit?

  9. #9
    If you know the fibonacci sequence you can convert fairly easy for common ones.

    Fibonacci sequence is
    1 2 3 5 8 13 (each number is the sum of the 2 previous numbers, so easily calculate the sequence in your head too)

    Oddly to convert miles to kilometers approximately, just go to the next number in the sequence.

    1 mile is about 2 kilometers. 2 is about 3, 3 is about 5, 5 is about 8, etc...

    Add a 10's column and its still fairly accurate so 10's about 20, 20's about 30, etc...

    And it works for MPH verse KPH too. So 80 KPH is about 50 mph..

    Should get close enough to avoid a ticket.

  10. #10
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    333
    I Like the blue tape method. Easy to install, easy to remove.

  11. #11
    Tutum amicus r184's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,606
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDiCarlo View Post
    What's a speed limit?
    No Matter Where I went, There I was...

Similar Threads

  1. Temporary GPS?
    By RBEmerson in forum Straight 6 K1600 GT/GTL/B
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-24-2017, 04:21 PM
  2. Temporary fuel supply
    By DAVIS2X1 in forum Airheads
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2011, 10:05 PM
  3. Temporary disabling of headlight
    By grewag in forum Oilheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 12:42 PM
  4. K75 needs temporary home.
    By PAULBACH in forum Campfire
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-23-2006, 02:12 AM
  5. MOA Decal
    By pmdave in forum Campfire
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-10-2006, 03:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •