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03-07-2009 12:37 AM
Jace Bror I wish the Vulcan had the rear disk brake like that
03-06-2009 10:46 PM
Old Dog I really have no idea, but I would bet on the digitals adding either way they were turned...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-06-2009 08:27 PM
davewex
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I wasnt aware that you could turn them in reverse....that works huh? The 87 was to go FORWARD to 12 when I had almost 25 on it.
anyone see Ferris Bueler's Day Off..lol
I'm pretty sure that they restrict the gearing to the odometer to only spin in one direction these days. I never tried it, but some people say it works with a digital odometer...unless it reads the gear selection as a separate input, I don't think the signal would look much different and it would continue to count in the forward direction.
03-06-2009 07:00 PM
Custom Cow I wasnt aware that you could turn them in reverse....that works huh? The 87 was to go FORWARD to 12 when I had almost 25 on it.
03-06-2009 04:16 PM
flitecontrol Didn't have a reversible drill?
03-06-2009 04:03 PM
drguitarum2005 im just trying to figure out where 87k came from when the difference was 12k? and the drill method definitely works...they always used to say look for cut and repaired speedo cables when buying a used car. i know it would still take a while for 12k though...
03-06-2009 03:47 PM
flitecontrol
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DONE!

I think the drill method is a old wives tale...
As Old Dog says, it aint no old wives tale. Used car dealers used to do it all the time.
03-06-2009 01:46 PM
Old Dog
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DONE! I also thought about that....but needing to turn 87000 miles...if I get it to turn 120 MPH...that would take 30 days...Id be afraid to turn it any faster.
I think the drill method is a old wives tale...
I know for sure its not an old wives tale, but what I didn't know was that you wanted to turn off 87K...lol...
PS-Nice lookin LTD...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-06-2009 12:03 PM
Custom Cow DONE!

I also thought about that....but needing to turn 87000 miles...if I get it to turn 120 MPH...that would take 30 days...Id be afraid to turn it any faster.

I think the drill method is a old wives tale...

Anyway, If you take it off the cluster...remove the chrome back cover and lay it face down on the bench....

There is a bar light with 2 wires right by the speedo input...its about 1" by 1/4" rectangle...it pops out.

I drilled a 1/4 inch hole right below this opening on the left side...I used a small screwdriver to reach in and feel around...the numbers are right there...

if you watch the numbers as you gently poke around...youll know when you are on it...just a slight flick and I knocked it back from 24 to 14...then to 13K
which is where it should be.

Of course I used a sharpie on the inner speedo housing to write a note about replaceing the speedo and resetting the odometer to correct mileage...

It works...but my cable snapped at the lower end...I pulled it out while screwing around with the cluster and didnt get it seated in the lower unit...

anyone have a inner cable laying around to help a brutha out?
03-06-2009 10:52 AM
Old Dog I know there are probably easier ways, better ways, but I remember years ago some rolled the odometers back on cars by using a drill on the cable... I would try a bit by hand before I tried the drill though, if you try this, and make sure it would reverse things without any damage to the odometer...
I'm sure someone will probably have a better way...Good Luck...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
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