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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic View Post
    why bother about all that? :

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    Yeah, buy a kph speedo. There are more serious things to worry about in the build, like the type of exhaust wrap you use and the colour of the billet Ali bling being fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzie View Post
    Does anyone know if it is legal to use a speedometer that is calibrated in MPH, in Australia? If I buy a speedo from the USA can I use it on the bike I'm restoring, the model that was exported to Australia had a KMH speedo. The bike is a Yamaha SR 250, 1981
    The definitive answer is no.

    You may need to look closer at the laws regarding the labelling on the speedo too, as I was under the impression that in order to be ADR compliant "km/h" written on the dial had to be in all lowercase and nothing else would be accepted. But look into that, the stories I heard may have been regarding an over zealous inspector trying not to pass a particular bike.
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    Ok. thanks. I shall look for one marked with KMH

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    From Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 18/03 - Instrumentation) 2006:

    5. EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES
    5.1. Speedometers marked with an additional scale in miles per hour (mp/h) in accordance with clauses 5.1.2 and 5.1.4 of Appendix A are acceptable for the purposes of this standard, provided that the primary scale is marked in kilometres per hour (km/h) and the mp/h scale is the secondary scale.
    My bold.

    5.1.2. In the case of vehicles manufactured for sale in any country where imperial units are used, the speedometer shall also be marked in miles per hour (mph); the graduations shall be of 1, 2, 5 or 10 mph. The values of the speed shall be indicated on the dial at intervals not exceeding 20 mph and commencing at 10 or 20 mph. The indicated speed value intervals need not be uniform.
    5.1.4. In the case of vehicles of categories M, N, and L3, L4 and L5 manufactured for sale in any country where imperial units are used, the speedometer shall also be marked in mph (miles per hour); the graduation shall be of 1, 2, 5 or 10 mph. The numerical values of the speed shall be indicated on the display at intervals not exceeding 20 mph and commencing at 10 or 20 mph. The indicated numerical speed value intervals need not be uniform.
    Motorcycles are L3

    https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2006L01392
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    I have an unhealthy fear of speedos. If an old guy is wearing them and I was about to have a breather at the end of the lap but he is having a breather too, I do a tumble turn and keep going.
    Oh like this you mean?

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    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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    i'll pretend you didn't know she was 13

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