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Speedometer cable breaking Mystery
Written by pogomann2002 on 1/20/2012 at 05:24 am

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 winter
down time. I was able to disassemble the speedo and worked and lubed until I was
able to free up the bushing. Made a "cable end" from a drill bit, chucked it
into a hand drill and ran and lubed until all the rust worked out. reassembeled
with a new cable, flooded the cable housing with Lithium lube to block water and
it's been fine for 6 years.

If you determine that this is the problem, it's worth a try since you would have
to purchase the whole inst. cluster anyway.

Two cents bounces off the table. Good Luck Pogo

--- 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 couple
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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