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Found out today after taking my bike for the first ride around the block after changing fluids that my speedometer is not working at all or the odometer, will be looking into it tomorrow but was wondering if anyone else has had this problem & if it's a common problem what is the area I should focus on, the wheel or the speedo end of it ?
Since I just bought this bike I can't say for sure that it worked when I got it.

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Found out today after taking my bike for the first ride around the block after changing fluids that my speedometer is not working at all or the odometer, will be looking into it tomorrow but was wondering if anyone else has had this problem & if it's a common problem what is the area I should focus on, the wheel or the speedo end of it ?
Since I just bought this bike I can't say for sure that it worked when I got it.
The speedometer housing gears are probably locked up in the wheel area. The reciever for it is also propbably ruined now. I just repaired mine. PITA
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yeah, this just happened to me. Went on a 45 mile ride one way and both stopped working. Real easy fix for me just had to tighten the nut behind the speed/odometer. If that's not end check the cable at the other end. Hopefully you are as lucky as I was with this fix!


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so what is it if the odo is still working, but the speedo is not?
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so what is it if the odo is still working, but the speedo is not?
That sounds like it is in the speedo housing itself which doesn't look too hard to get into, once I check mine later and have a look in there I'll see if there is anything obvious look for. Clymer manual doesn't really get into any troubleshooting other than checking the assembly down at the wheel.
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so what is it if the odo is still working, but the speedo is not?
So after looking at parts phish on cheapcycleparts.com I seen that other than lights, hardware,& wiring, the gauge itself is one assembly so unless you remove the gauge to see if it can be disassembled, I think your looking at a new gauge.
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My problem found, broken cable broke about 2" below gauge.
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the cable is an easy fix. you can find one online for about $12 bucks and it takes about 5 minutes to install.

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the cable is an easy fix. you can find one online for about $12 bucks and it takes about 5 minutes to install.
Thanks Chris, ordered it last monday & installed on saturday, luckily that was the only problem with that, now I need to troubleshoot my temp. gauge
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My temp gauge has a broken wire between the fan and the engine. I would look there.

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