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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Speedometer not working!

So i got on my bike today, and noticed my speedo wasn't working. Went on to town, ran my errands, came home, started tinkering.

Took the cable off, it seems in-tact and working.
I think it's either the speedo gauge or the gear thing down on the front wheel.
Took the front wheel off and the thing the cable connects to.
How do i determine if this is bad??

Has anyone had issues with this before? Or do u think its actually in the gauge itself? How do you take all that apart and check??

I found this diagram:
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/73634


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Honestly the piece down on the front wheel I would replace it. I don't know how to text them. Also you could also try just replacing the cable first. They are I think $25. Just an idea.

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Honestly the piece down on the front wheel I would replace it. I don't know how to text them. Also you could also try just replacing the cable first. They are I think $25. Just an idea.
The cable seems on, its not broken, it spins and moves fine.
No need to replace that.

It's either that front gear hub assembly or its something inside the gauge.

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Put the bike on the center stand and get the front wheel off the ground and spin it.
If the cable spins it is good.
Atach the cable to the speedo and put it in a drill and spin till the speedo moves to check it.

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Put the bike on the center stand and get the front wheel off the ground and spin it.
If the cable spins it is good.
Atach the cable to the speedo and put it in a drill and spin till the speedo moves to check it.
Never thought of that way to test the speedo. Excellent point.

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Had to replace my sending unit a few months ago. Did the drill trick first to make sure that it wasn't the cable and the speedo was working. I found Ron Ayers had the best price for the sending unit at that time.
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Ok so I got a new sending unit. Installed that and now it seems my Speedo is stripped and not working. So is it possible to tear it apart and fix it or do I have to replace the whole thing? The kawi dealer wants like 200$ for a new one. EBay is slim on them, can't find any worth a dam. Are there any other places to get them?? Or are there any aftermarket options??

Any help would be great.

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When this happened to me, the "gear thing" in the wheel had broken ~ which, I understand, is not all that common. I had it replaced by my local mechanic.

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Yea I already determined it wasn't the gear hub on the front wheel by replacing it with a new one. I now know it is the actual Speedo gauge . Still need help with a solution.

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Ok so I got a new sending unit. Installed that and now it seems my Speedo is stripped and not working. So is it possible to tear it apart and fix it or do I have to replace the whole thing? The kawi dealer wants like 200$ for a new one. EBay is slim on them, can't find any worth a dam. Are there any other places to get them?? Or are there any aftermarket options??

Any help would be great.
This one is a little less than Ma Kaw`s, ($175) but not much.
http://www.indyoem.com/fiche_section...1991&fveh=9040

If the old one is not working, you have nothing to lose by trying to open it up and see if it can be repaired. Just my $0.02 cents worth.

There are a couple of good looking speedos on ebay right now. One for $110, the other for $100.
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...ometer&_sacat=

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