View Full Version : Speedometer Error on Scarabeo 150
08-25-2001, 07:11 AM
Is Aprilia going to correct this? Are they going to recall these units that are way off during the warranty period?
I certainly hope so.
The speed as clocked by a car in the next lane is up to 20% off.
It is a pain in the neck to say the least.
08-25-2001, 10:17 PM
Today we checked out the speedometer readings at three different speeds with my wife in the car in the next lane.
At all speeds the speedo reads 10 to 12mph faster than your actual speed.
This is unacceptable and under the warranty period Aprilia must correct this problem period!
The dealer from whom I bought it agrees and says it will be taken care of.
micah apriliaforum com
08-26-2001, 04:52 PM
I have heard that there may be new speedometer backgrounds coming to correct the error in the speedo. I do not know if this is true but we can all hope, the speedo error is great on the 150.
08-27-2001, 06:19 AM
According to my wife (new 2 wheel rider, who fell off on Sunday!) the scooter seems faster than the indicated speed <weg> :-)
ed apriliaforum com
08-27-2001, 11:13 AM
i hope your wife is OK after the fall....
08-27-2001, 09:27 PM
I really don't think Aprilia has much of a choice on correcting this condition. It is a manufacturing defect and like all others should be covered under warranty. In my case, I'm going to hold my dealer responsible until it is corrected.
08-28-2001, 07:01 PM
She just scratched up the plastic underside and the muffler had a nice bright metallic stripe in it...She really hurt her pride and sprained her right wrist...
Well, as the old saying goes:
'There are those that have and those that will...
She, like myself, has joined the former group so now she can relax!
I sprayed the expansion box with high temp matt black paint and you can't see the scratch now....the underside doesn't notice one bit (well, only if you have it cranked over!!).
I will be "borrowing" some road cones and will take her out to a car park to teaching her the basics....I took her out tonight to show her what its about and how to be a good passenger. She did very well and has her confidence back now...I am then signing her up for an MSF course. This, of course, is part of my wicked plan to get her trained up and confident so that we can get his and her bikes - did anyone say 900 and 600 Ducati Monsters! Of course, the little Scarab will stay planted on the back of our motorhome as "supplemental" transport!
Thanks for your kind thoughts...
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