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Offline ImMrEd

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #165 on: September 10, 2017, 11:24:25 pm »
Works fine for me, I don’t really mind it.
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Offline edgargray

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #166 on: December 09, 2017, 03:54:22 am »
If you have had problems reading your speedometer you can file a complaint at http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2014/yamaha/bolt/ the more people that report the problem the more attention it will get. I love my Bolt and my speedometer turning black in the sun is my only complaint. There are 13 complaints filed at this website on the 2014 Bolt and they are all the speedometer. Just thought I would share this info with my fellow Bolt owners.


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Offline TerminalVelocity

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #167 on: December 19, 2017, 12:57:26 am »
Thanks for the easy to use link. I added my complaint to the list. The only thing that could make it easier would be some copy & paste text for the complaint. I think they were only up to 78 at the time I wrote.  Members, do a quick search for the Yamaha bolt speedometer on the ARFC site & you'll find (many) perfect descriptions. It's then as easy as copy, paste, and add your VIN #.

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Offline wgore1127

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #168 on: December 24, 2017, 12:12:02 pm »
I own a 2015 Bolt R-Spec I bought new from dealer stock a year ago. On the whole the bike has been everything I hoped it would be with one exception. The speedometer is unreadable anytime you are heading directly into the Sun. Works well at night or when the Sun is to the side or behind you but not if you are heading into the Sun when the entire instrument face is a uniform black. Now not being able to read the speedometer is a nuisance, but I zero my trip-meter when I fill up and know to start looking for fuel as my trip-meter gets close to 100 miles. Heading into the Sun makes the trip-meter and the low fuel warning icon invisible. I have read that the problem received a lot of attention with the 2014 models but was supposedly resolved for 2015. I have a 2015 model and if it was resolved somehow they missed my bike. Since Yamaha decided to use an LCD display (supposedly due to its "retro" appearance) rather than an LED or analog display, the answer would be to increase the level of back-lighting, but I don't see a way of doing that. Any solutions to the problem that will work?

Offline ImMrEd

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #169 on: December 24, 2017, 12:44:54 pm »
Koso have a decent replacement available. There’s a bit of info on them here If you do a search. Haven’t heard many, if any complaints yet.

https://kosonorthamerica.com/shop/motorcycle-mx/tnt-b-meter-yamaha-bolt/
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Offline lunkhead

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #170 on: December 25, 2017, 10:48:29 pm »
The speedometer is unreadable anytime you are heading directly into the Sun. Works well at night or when the Sun is to the side or behind you but not if you are heading into the sun. I have a 2015 model and if it was resolved somehow they missed my bike.
I have a '15 also and a there were a few times the speedo was unreadable during the day but I think the '14 was nearly unreadable most of the day.

In my case, it looks like I'm getting a reflection off my face shield and the sky so I might bend the bracket so it reflects off my chest.
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Offline digitaldima

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #171 on: January 30, 2018, 05:59:36 pm »
I just installed it last week. So many different settings and options. Love it so far but haven't been able to test it riding... cause you know. Chicago and all. Haha...

Koso have a decent replacement available. There’s a bit of info on them here If you do a search. Haven’t heard many, if any complaints yet.

https://kosonorthamerica.com/shop/motorcycle-mx/tnt-b-meter-yamaha-bolt/
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Offline Popeye70

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #172 on: January 31, 2018, 04:38:14 am »
Didn't really think about it but you guys with speedos measuring km have the digits changing almost twice as fast. I can see that being a problem when accelerating.

It's just a question of accelerating hard, and all the way to max speed. Then you don't need to watch the speedo - you look for the police...  :o

Offline G8T0R

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #173 on: January 31, 2018, 09:32:10 am »
@digitaldima  I'd love to know how the install went.  Looks amazing and would definitely want to pick one up if it sounds like something i can do.

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #174 on: January 31, 2018, 10:49:33 am »
It's plug and play. Took about an hour. Easy to medium level of difficulty.

- Uninstall bracket held by two bolts.
- Unplug OEM speedo
- Remove OEM speedo held by 3 nuts to the bracket.
- Insert new speedo into bracket - DON'T OVER-TIGHTEN BOLTS or you'll damage the digital display.
- Plug it into original cord and overlap them w/ electrical tape. Note: the new cord will be longer so you'll have to hide it a little. I have a shield so it sits behind that.
- Install bracket back to the steering column.
- Set it up per the terrible instructions (you'll figure it out... eventually  :P )
- Crack open a beer and relax

@digitaldima  I'd love to know how the install went.  Looks amazing and would definitely want to pick one up if it sounds like something i can do.
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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #175 on: January 31, 2018, 12:57:13 pm »
Yeah, after my comment i looked up some videos and it looks super simple.  I assumed it wasn't going to be plug n play and that wire splicing was going to be needed.  Just purchased one!

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #176 on: August 18, 2018, 02:42:17 pm »
Koso have a decent replacement available. There’s a bit of info on them here If you do a search. Haven’t heard many, if any complaints yet.

https://kosonorthamerica.com/shop/motorcycle-mx/tnt-b-meter-yamaha-bolt/

I can vouch for the Koso-- worth the money, which is quite a lot... I am a disappointed that Yamaha is still fitting bikes with these speedo's; not typical of this outstanding company. Of course-- to admit there is an "issue" --is to admit they must fix it in a recall... and that costs big bux and affects stock holders... There is an argument that this a safety issue... Anyone who sez it's not has never ridden a Bolt with the sun at their back... and- no-- the little brass half-moon shade does nothing to rectify this issue.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 05:12:40 pm by legion95928 »
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Offline mynameisjona

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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #177 on: June 14, 2019, 04:20:54 pm »
Ill gladly pay someone to find a way to use the Honda Rebel 2017-Newer Speedometer... PLEASE!!


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Re: File speedometer complaint
« Reply #178 on: April 02, 2020, 06:57:46 pm »
i bought aftermarket KOSO speedo / tach for 275
i have not yet installed it
after install, i am willing to sell my 2016 Bolt R-Spec speedo for $75 plus UPS shipping to anyone
it is in perfect condition
hopefully the ECU ? computer will keep your miles when replacing it with my speedo ? (mine has 9000 miles)
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