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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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speedo and tach issues

So I received my new speedo cable in the mail yesterday, (original one sheared off about three inches from wheel drive hub) its not like the original cable its notched at the end instead of rectangular but was advertised for vn750 and worked for about 10 miles before doing the same exact thing original cable did. And to top it all off now my background lights for speedo and tach aren't working, all dummy lights are working fine. Any thoughts?


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10 amp fuse in the box..... if your tach and speedo lights aren't working neither in your tail light.... they are controlled by the same fuse.

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Your right ,I just went out and checked, brake light works when applying lever, but no tail light or license plate light. Will check/change fuse in the morning. Any thoughts why my speedo cable broke in the same spot twice? I was thinking maybe I overtightened front wheel axle, but wheel and speedo drive hub/cable seem to spin freely. Thanks.


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Sorry.. no idea... maybe give a good lube job to the next one you order...

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Yeah I should have coated it with some red gear grease, I've got a tub of it 6' from the bike, instead I just shot a good amount of wd-40 down the casing. Hey where abouts are you in j-ville if you don't mind my asking? I'm in brevard county now but lived off blanding, hodges, and mayport road about 3 years ago. Use to fish right next to the coast guard station in mayport all the time, kinda miss it.


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Usually I'm in Jax Bch... but I'm currently right on Wonderwood between Mayport and A1A... ex Navy?

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Yeah I know wonderwood, use to fish there, the ex ol' lady was in the Navy.


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The cable routing is really important...so, if it broke twice in the same spot, must not be routed right....there aint crap for slack on them cables either...



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The cable routing is really important...so, if it broke twice in the same spot, must not be routed right....there aint crap for slack on them cables either...
It was routed like the previous one was (jot sure if it was the original or if PO put it on). It comes off drive hub through the big Chrome cable guide then up through inside of forks to the speedo.


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