WTB: Front Speedo Bevel Gear Sending Unit Thingee - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Sell or Swap
Got a part you want to sell or looking for a part?
Want to trade for something? Post it in here!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
DMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scarsdale, NY
Posts: 650
iTrader: (2)
 
WTB: Front Speedo Bevel Gear Sending Unit Thingee

My speedo is not working and we have determined that the sending unit thingee down on the front wheel is shot.

Wondering if anyone has an extra lying around they would like to sell. If not, can these be rebuilt?

I want to get this fixed ASAP as NY requires a working speedo for the bike to be legal (and not to mention its kinda handy knowing how fast I'm going)

Thanks all!


Anthony
1985 VN700 (Priscilla) Sold
-------------------------------------------------------
Helpful Links -->>
Search | Vulcan Verses | VN750 Gallery | VN750 Items on Ebay | Link to VN750.com
DMAG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 07:38 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 83
iTrader: (0)
 
[QUOTE=DMAG]My speedo is not working and we have determined that the sending unit thingee down on the front wheel is shot....[QUOTE]

If you've just had a new front tire mounted, your thingee may just be "tweaked" instead of "shot". Some tire machines have a cone on the center bolt to help hold the wheel during the tire removal/installation process. The cone can flare the little "tinnie" piece of metal out that is inside of the wheel hub, and then the prongs won't catch the slots in the speedometer gearbox unit correctly. (The tin piece will spin around outside of the notches.)

With the front wheel off of the bike, look closely at the brass-colored piece of metal inside of the hub. If it looks "flared out", simply bend it back inward with a pair of needle-nosed pliers until it looks cylindrical again. The tin piece sort of "floats" around in the hub, so don't be alarmed if it appears "loose". It's loose to self-center onto the speedometer gearbox. I think it's made "tinnie" so it will fail in case of a speedometer gearbox lockup, to help avoid a front wheel lockup. Just my opinion.

Mount the wheel back on the bike, spin the wheel, and see if your speedometer comes back to life.

CD in Frederick, OK
Ol Poop is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
DMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scarsdale, NY
Posts: 650
iTrader: (2)
 
[QUOTE=Ol Poop][QUOTE=DMAG]My speedo is not working and we have determined that the sending unit thingee down on the front wheel is shot....
Quote:

If you've just had a new front tire mounted, your thingee may just be "tweaked" instead of "shot". Some tire machines have a cone on the center bolt to help hold the wheel during the tire removal/installation process. The cone can flare the little "tinnie" piece of metal out that is inside of the wheel hub, and then the prongs won't catch the slots in the speedometer gearbox unit correctly. (The tin piece will spin around outside of the notches.)

With the front wheel off of the bike, look closely at the brass-colored piece of metal inside of the hub. If it looks "flared out", simply bend it back inward with a pair of needle-nosed pliers until it looks cylindrical again. The tin piece sort of "floats" around in the hub, so don't be alarmed if it appears "loose". It's loose to self-center onto the speedometer gearbox. I think it's made "tinnie" so it will fail in case of a speedometer gearbox lockup, to help avoid a front wheel lockup. Just my opinion.

Mount the wheel back on the bike, spin the wheel, and see if your speedometer comes back to life.

CD in Frederick, OK

I wih I saw this yesterday...I ordered a new one. Wasn't too bad though, only $53 frm Ronayers.

But, this is great info because I am having new tires installed in a week or two. I may end up with this problem. Thanks for the info!


Anthony
1985 VN700 (Priscilla) Sold
-------------------------------------------------------
Helpful Links -->>
Search | Vulcan Verses | VN750 Gallery | VN750 Items on Ebay | Link to VN750.com
DMAG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome