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Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
Written by kjhoconnor on 1/17/2012 at 05:59 pm

I have 39K on my PC and the cable broke about 4" from the speedometer.
Purchased a new cable with housing and pulled the cable out to lube, reinstalled
cable into casing and installed on bike. Took a test ride down the street to
find that the cable / speedometer worked fine.
Found a nice day in NC, rode approximately 20+ miles to find the speedometer not
working again. Removed the speedo cable from housing to find cable broke again
about 2" from speedometer head. Which leads me to beleive something is locking
up or broken gear in the head. Attached a drill on it to view the workings of
what turns internally. From what I can tell no broken gears and everything seems
to operate smoothly.

Has This Happened to Anybody and what was your fix.....

Message Thread for message #110097

kjhoconnor
1/17/2012, 05:59 pm
Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
I have 39K on my PC and the cable broke about 4" from the speedometer. Purchased a new cable with housing and pulled the cable out to lube, reinstalled cable into casing and installed on bike. Took a test ride down the street to find tha

    macjohno
    1/18/2012, 07:25 pm
    Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
    Check the plastic gear in the wheel hub. If it breaks and jams it can hold the cable end firm, not letting it turn, and will twist the cable in two. I have had that plastic gear break in two different PCs, but it didn't break the cable either

      unlikelylogi...
      1/18/2012, 09:20 pm
      Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
      JohnO, Begging your pardon, but it sounds like you had a problem with the speedometer driving the front wheel, but the gear at the wheel failed. That's peculiar, though it probably improves the gas mileage. kjhoconnor, Check

    shotcoy
    1/19/2012, 01:24 am
    Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
    I currently have a speedometer failure issue. However, it did not break my cable. I removed the cable from the front wheel and it would not spin. I then took it loose at the speedo and it spun freely. I repeated this process a couple of times

      kjhoconnor
      1/19/2012, 04:53 pm
      Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
      My thinking is, the only way the cable would break close to the speedo head is that it locked up and the cable still spinning until it broke. I did take the speedo all a part, examine all the gears, shafts and what not, and even hooked a

        swiftly1...
        1/19/2012, 09:48 pm
        Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
        Check to make sure the speedo cable is routed exactly as in the manual. Dick ________________________________ From: kjhoconnor <

      pogomann2002
      1/20/2012, 05:24 am
      Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
      Hi folks, I had a similar issue with a broken cable and found the bushing that the cable fits into in the speedometer had frozen to it's housing. Looked like water had worked it's way into the back and rusted it together likely during the win

    eegah_yai
    1/22/2012, 03:27 am
    Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
    My speedometer cable breakage was caused by a mis-routing after I removed the cowling. When re-installing it, I pinched the cable inside plastic thinking it was right but it kinked the cable enough to break the speedometer fairly quickly.

      martechy
      1/23/2012, 03:53 am
      Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
      Hey Mike, I am getting older and I know my memory is shot so now days I start by taking picture. If I have tricky part as I am going along I take more picture. This has saved my hide many times now. That and waiting till I finish the j

        kniepm
        1/27/2012, 06:27 pm
        Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
        Martechy, What are you, some kind of professional? Leaving the beer to the end? Note to self, no tech days at Martechy's. (I kid, both pieces of good advice.) --- In