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XV400 (1987) indicator lights: speed

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XV400 (1987) indicator lights: speed

Post by Gvozdeni » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:32 am

Hi all, this is a screenshot of XV400 (1987) indicator lights panel, from one of the adds I found on eBay.

xv400_speed_indicator.jpg

I'm just curious, what is a "speed" indicator for?
(I'm not sure, if I take a closer look, seems like it's an empty spot, but still, what is that label for?)
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Re: XV400 (1987) indicator lights: speed

Post by faffi » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:18 am

It is for the Japanese market, where it is mandatory to have a warning light that comes on once you reach or exceed 80 kph (50 mph) for "safety reasons".
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Re: XV400 (1987) indicator lights: speed

Post by Gvozdeni » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:22 am

Thx!!

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Re: XV400 (1987) indicator lights: speed

Post by jsyzdek » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:56 pm

funny. I bet this is why we ended up with a stupid "oil" light everywhere else, because Yamaha engineers had to fill that spot with something that is cheap to implement :)
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