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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Speedo trouble, need help.

Wasn't sure where to put this so I figure this as good as place as any.

Anyway, as I turned onto the road my work is on this morning, my speedo quit working. I've checked the cable and it seems fine. The back light on the speedo lights up, but the needle doesn't move, neither does the odo or trip.

Not sure what's going on or where to begin to troubleshoot.

Any ideas?
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Could be the gear down on the wheel hub. Try spinning the cable connected to the speedo with a drill from the wheel hub end and see what happens. If nothing, either cable and/or speedo are bad. Cables go with a frequency, have not heard too many speedos going bad. If it works, replace the wheel hub sender.

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Set the bike on the center stand and lift the front wheel off the ground. Remove the cable from the speedo and have a buddy spin the tire fast and see if the cable turns. If it doesn't turn remove it from the lower connection and see if it is broken in the shaft by pulling it out. If it is not broken it could be the part at the wheel. Remove the wheel and see if the gear is frozen or came out of the tabs on the rim. If that is good it is in the speedo itself.

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Could be the gear down on the wheel hub. Try spinning the cable connected to the speedo with a drill from the wheel hub end and see what happens. If nothing, either cable and/or speedo are bad. Cables go with a frequency, have not heard too many speedos going bad. If it works, replace the wheel hub sender.
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You know, seems like I had a very simuliar thing happen once when I had a front wheel off, didn't get something meshed up right on the speedo and had to re-do it...
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