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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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So the wire to the back out my Spedomter fell out while riding today

Yep, my spedometer stopped working and I was like come on!. Stopped at the next light and i was looking at the thing and a guy pulled up beside me and said "you got a wire hanging" I look down and there is the connector. I pulled over and tried to get it in, but it seemed short. I could not twist on the connector.

Any tips? Best way to run it back up to the spedometer so there is slack?

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That has happened to me a few times. You have to get the nut started just right and straight.
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ok, thanks..I'll give her a shot tomorrow...

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it happened to me once i used teflon tape to tighten it havent had a problem since


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I have some of that, good call...thanks

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Happened to me when I first got my bike. Had to take the windshield lose to get to it. Hands are to big.

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If its short, it is either the wrong cable or routed wrong, try re-routing and be sure to have room to turn from stop to stop without binding...
It shouldn't come off if tightened properly, but if it did come off repeatedly I might thing about a speck of blue loc-tite or something...
Thats just me, others may see different & maybe better...
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Same thing happened to me, mine was long enough to fit right back in but by the time someone told me while I was riding it had already been dragging for a while.
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Ya, mine dragged for a bi too ...lol.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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So I got the cable in, went in pretty nice, I was puting it around the forks for some reason, but then realized what I was trying to do and put it between the forks. Went in Beauty after that. I'll keep checking it until I get some lock tight.

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Clean front rim
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new spark plugs
New Bridgestone on the back
New Fluids all around
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