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Hey ya'll I just replaced the cable and the speedo is not reading any suggestions?

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Hey ya'll I just replaced the cable and the speedo is not reading any suggestions?
Probably missed the connection on the inner cable on one end or the other,if it worked before the new cable .If not, Bad news on the speedo itself !




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Give it a good solid tap or hit the innards with a blast of canned air. What happens sometimes is little bits of crud get into the gears (And that is all that is inside the speedo)
Is it all not working or just parts of it? Is the tripometer and odometer still advancing and just the speed not registering? If some part of it is working then the cable is doing its job and part of the gears are just stuck. The canned air seems to dislodge it best.

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Another thing to check is the geared mechanism at the wheel itself. The gears in there will sometime freeze up and the tabs that turn with the wheel bend so the wheel still turns. Pull the cable off the speedo and lift the front tire off the ground to spin it and see if the cable turns. Also if it is froze up you may here a grinding sound in the wheel hub. The part is only around $15 at the stealership.

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Mine was the gear box this time. Ordered the whole assembly, bearings, and seals. Waiting for a nice day to install.

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Mine was the gear box this time. Ordered the whole assembly, bearings, and seals. Waiting for a nice day to install.
Yeah that is usually the second thing to go after the cable if not lubed regularly. You can remove the cable from it and use a needle greaser to get some grease in there but the best way is to remove the wheel and grease it that way.

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We have been hit with rain and cold weather so have not had a chance to check it out yet.

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Well found out the gear at the wheel was caked in mud and muck now it works downside is now I know how fast I was going. LOL :0

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Well found out the gear at the wheel was caked in mud and muck now it works downside is now I know how fast I was going. LOL :0
If you are scaring yourself with the mind numbing speed, relax because the speedo reads ~10% high with the OEM 100/90-19 front tire. LOL

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Well to update I will now be the only person doing the work on my ride as the MORON at the local bike shop did not secure my caliber back to my fork and it came off today at 35 mph. Great way to start out your morning. No damage to bike but the Mech may have some on Tues!!!!

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