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Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
Written by swiftly1... on 1/19/2012 at 09:48 pm

Check to make sure the speedo cable is routed exactly as in the manual.


From: kjhoconnor <kjhoconnor@...>
Sent: Thu, January 19, 2012 8:53:33 AM
Subject: PC800: Re: 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
drill on it and ran it 40+ miles and works smoothly. I guess at this point is to
put it all together with a new cable and see what happens..

--- In, "Dave" <shotcoy@...> wrote:
> 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
>of times so as to determine that my speedometer was locked up. I haven't taken
>the front wheel apart yet, but I assume the plastic gear in there is shot. I
>can't think of anything but a speedometer issue that would cause what you are
>describing. Enjoy fun & safe riding!! Dave "YT" Hoover
> --- In, "kjhoconnor" <kjhoconnor@> wrote:
> >
> > 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.....
> >


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