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Odometer Failure Discussions
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Hi, On my way to Davis Rally my odometer quit, still got the speedometer though.is this an easy fix or should i wait tell riding season is over with/ Also have a spare dash that is good internally, but glass is bad also the outside case isnt the best . Rainy here so i got the time to fix if not to difficult. Thanks Yooper-Fred


Fred...
my 86 did the same thing....the plastic gear driving the odometer stripped.
I ended up replacing mine with new, as the construction of the speedometer makes them unrepairable.

Just a helpful hint that was passed along to me after mine failed, is never try to reset trip odometer when bike is moving.....apparently this helps strip the gears.

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Neil, So you said you replaced it with new what did you have to replace, please explain. Thanks Yup


The speedometer/odometer and the temp gauge come as one unit..... with the number plate and dials...the plastic lenses are part of the outside
housing and can remain on your bike with the other speedometer installed.

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Neil, Sounds like i can use the spare i have in that other dash just have to swap them , is that corect? Thanks Fred


That is correct.
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One additional tip Fred, which may be obvious to most but it took me 3 replacement cables before I figured it out...........use Lock-Tite on the threads of the speedo cable on both ends (speedo and wheel connections). When it vibrates loose from the top end it's a real chore to retrieve it from inside the faring. When it vibrates loose from the front wheel the cable inside slides right out and you leave it behind on the street (if you're lucky and it doesn't end up tangled in your rear wheel or pipes).

Be sure to use the one that is not permanent. I can't remember if that's the red or the blue, but it says on the tube.

Sorry if I'm stating the obvious, but with my ADHD the more I repeat myself the more I remember!

Sorry if I'm stating the obvious, but with my ADHD the more I repeat myself the more I remember!

Oops, there I go again.

JD


Yooper....
One other thing to do while you have it apart is to lubricate the speedometer head where the cable attaches. With the cable removed, I just used my finger to push a little grease around where the cable slides into the head and rotates.
see this thread...

http://www.venturers.org/Tech_Library/?action=article&cat_id=001011&id=361

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Neil86


I also found that it helps to get some model train drive gear grease and put on that plastic drive before it strips. Labells makes a good one and it should be avalaible at anf hobby shopthat sell model railroad stuff.
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