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Post  rmknight on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:01

Hi All,

My bike was imported into the country and so the odometer reads in KM's.

At the moment there is a set of clocks on ebay with a similar amount of miles on it.

So my question is can I just swap the clock cluster over?
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:13

Hmm,

I stand to be corrected on this, but , I believe you can. But don't forget that . . . for instance . . . if your clock were showing 1500km . . . that would only be 1000 miles(ish)

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Post  rmknight on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:17

So I will keep the old clocks with the bike.

The new ones show more miles at the moment 6005 miles and the km clocks are at around 4600 in miles after conversion.

But I might buy the "miles" clock and hold onto it until the km clock is very near on to then swap it over. green smile
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Post  Snowcat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:21

No you're right Tel, of you buy clocks with identical mileage you're unnecessarily putting miles on your bike. If you buy clocks with the equivalent lower mileage on it won't match your previous MOT's and leave you with some future explaining to do.

I'd be inclined to just leave it, mines the same and I just enjoy looking at it and thinking "the actual mileage is less than that" Smile
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:25

Yes you can change it over, I did it on mine. I didn't worry about getting the mileage in sync, took pics before and after and will try and explain it away when the time comes.

Not to add to the litmus paper, that'd be more like 1600kms/1000miles (slips fire proof jacket on Very Happy )
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:33

4600 Km = 2852 miles

So, you'll have to double your current reading . . . because. . .

6005 miles = 9665 Km until you'd swap those clocks to have a true reflection of the distance on the bike.

There's probably a way to do it via dvla but going on their passed record of helpfulness I'd be a bit wary.

And yeah Steve I know 1.609344 km to a mile but for ease of calculation most use 1.5 to the mile . . . hence the (ish) green smile
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Post  rmknight on Wed Aug 29 2012, 17:37

Sorry Guys confused by doing the conversion already on some of the posts green smile

Current 7500km showing on the bike, so 4600 miles.

the new clocks show 6005 miles and so 9665 km ish.

So I will have to do around 1400 miles to get the clocks to match. Which I am happy to do.
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Post  weasley on Wed Aug 29 2012, 18:55

Question is, why bother? Mine is the same and has been for many years.
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Post  rmknight on Wed Aug 29 2012, 19:18

Call me old fashioned. I just like miles Smile
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 19:37

@weasley wrote:Question is, why bother? Mine is the same and has been for many years.
Tiz true . . . . why bother ?
@rmknight wrote:Call me old fashioned. I just like miles
Divide by 1.5 and carry on . . . . . when you come to sell it . . . if they (the buyer) is that anal on km v miles they'll walk, . . . a true buyer will worry over condition and appearance.

In the meantime . . . . enjoy Thumb
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Post  Snowcat on Wed Aug 29 2012, 19:48

Plus when you come to sell it and they look at the bike thinking its done 30,000 miles think how pleasantly surprised they'll be when you tell em it's only done 18,000 Smile that's how I look at it, the chap I bought Mine off mustn't have realised it was in km but I think this is a great selling point!!
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