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speedo stopped working

Well i took the bike to get some lunch and on the way back my speedometer stopped working. I took the cable end off and attached my drill to it and i got movement in the speedo. Took the front wheel off and examined the speedo mechanism by the hub. Everything seemed to be working fine not sure what I should do. Any suggestions?

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put the cable on the gear and take it off the guage and see if the gear moves the cable

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found this link of parts

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/73634

the part 41078 is that entire assembly. If i bought that whole unit would it fix my problem?
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Try lubing the mechanism on the hub. I've used graphite in the past for lubing a speedometer, but maybe someone else has a more appropriate suggestion.

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Try lubing the mechanism on the hub. I've used graphite in the past for lubing a speedometer, but maybe someone else has a more appropriate suggestion.
Hmmm, seems like I had a bit of a problem once when I removed the wheel & brake mech., can't remember exactly what it was though...
Other than makin sure everything was engaged & in place right, I would try removing the cable & sheath and cleaning with something like Kerosene, then lube with something like "Lock-Ease", which is a colodial (sp) graphite as Cindy suggested...
If that don't work, maybe you need a new cable...
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Take the wheel off & inspect the reciever for the spedometer (mounted to the wheel). This is part # 41064. If it is damaged it can slip past the spedo drive unit & give the symptoms your describing. I would suggest taking a pic of it & posting it so we can inspect it. Mine had gone bad & I was able to repair it temperarilly by recutting the edges nice & square. This got me by till my new one came.

If your getting movement through the cable & registering on your spedometer & the drive unit itself is functioning I'm going to guess your reciever has gone bad. Don't ask me what would cause it to go bad cause I don't have a clue. I couldn't figure it out myself.
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Take the wheel off & inspect the reciever for the spedometer (mounted to the wheel). This is part # 41064. If it is damaged it can slip past the spedo drive unit & give the symptoms your describing. I would suggest taking a pic of it & posting it so we can inspect it. Mine had gone bad & I was able to repair it temperarilly by recutting the edges nice & square. This got me by till my new one came.

If your getting movement through the cable & registering on your spedometer & the drive unit itself is functioning I'm going to guess your reciever has gone bad. Don't ask me what would cause it to go bad cause I don't have a clue. I couldn't figure it out myself.
the edges on the reciever were square( that was the main part I looked at), I tried turning it by hand and it seemed a little stiff. Anyways im taking a trip on the bike to new york tomorrow( about 4 hours). I guess ill have to do without a speedo until i get back...
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