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Speedo fail
Written by daviddockstader on 6/7/2010 at 03:52 am

You can pull the cable from the bottom and lube it any time. No need to pull the
housing, just unfasten from the gear and pull the cable lube and shove it back
in.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Kev" <kperham986@...> wrote:
>
> Yes, probably a good idea to check it out at front tire replacement. I'm not
sure if you can get it off without removing any of the front plastics. Probably,
but for ease I removed the windshield and the vent bits. That gave me direct
access to the back of the instrument cluster.
> I ordered from Service Honda, and it came within the week. Just replacing the
cable, if you can reach up from under the front fairing, could be done in
minutes. Like I mentioned, I took off the windshield and the vent in front. So
that took some time. Also the gear required wheel removal, which required
fender/wheel cover removal.
> Kevin
> '96 PC800
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Wolfgang Kaufmann <pc800@> wrote:
> >
> > All the recent postings about speedo cable fail..... !?
> >
> > Wouldn?t it be a great chance to inspect / lube the inner cable while
> > replacing the front tire ?
> >
> > Everything is already apart and cable maintenance would take mere
> > *minutes*....
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Wolfgang Kaufmann (Austria/Europe),
> > iPCRC # 634
> > in order of purchase :
> > PC800 `90, "Mazda Baby", 89 K miles (1992)
> > PC800 `96, still unnamed, 15 K miles (2000)
> > PC800 `90, "Harlequin", 53 K miles (2002 - completely restored project bike)
> > new in my stable:
> > PC800 `96, still unnamed, 9 K miles (2006)
> > PC800 `89 - nice little miniature (2007) ! (does this count too ??) ;-)
> > http://tinyurl.com/2fokje
> > http://www.mtc81.at/pc800.htm (in German language)
> > http://tinyurl.com/ysqcqp
> >
>

Message Thread for message #93856

kjp986
6/6/2010, 12:00 pm
Speedo fail
Hi again! Haven't been checking in for quite a while, but I wanted to relate a quick story from a few weeks back. So I was riding out to Road Atlanta to watch the AMA Pro races a little bit ago. Saturday rode out, spent the day, rode back no

    gibinmich
    6/6/2010, 01:16 pm
    Speedo fail
    My cable snapped last year at around thirty thousand miles. It broke at the very bottom and was hard to turn also. I guess I'm lucky nothing else was damaged. --- In

    spacetiger_j...
    6/6/2010, 01:55 pm
    Speedo fail
    Kevin, Thanks for the post. I have been tracking my mileage and note its very low - 42.0 avg over 4 fill ups. Riding steady at 65, the best I get is 43.6. Yesterday on a trip to the lake house, I noted the odometer was only sho

      kjp986
      6/6/2010, 09:02 pm
      Speedo fail
      Yeah, I'd take a look at the cable. See if you can reach up from under the front fairing to unscrew it from the back of the instrument cluster. If not, then you'll have to take off the windshield and the vent behind it. That gives perfect acc

        pwhite422000
        6/7/2010, 01:46 am
        Speedo fail
        It must be catching. I was taking my bike out for a test ride last Sunday night after doing some work, everything seemed OK, then no speedo or self-canceling turn signals. I ordered a new cable from Bike Bandit. It came yesterday. While I was

          daviddockstader
          6/7/2010, 03:47 am
          Speedo fail
          It is really hard to imagine how an old or otherwise unhappy speedometer cable could affect your odometer. If both ends of the cable are not turning at the same speed the cable will quickly twist off and your odometer will just stop working.

            kjp986
            6/7/2010, 04:09 pm
            Speedo fail
            I got a new cable and drive gear, and my mileage is back over 50mpg. Jumped 4-5 first fill up after replacement. Hey, who cares why! Kevin '96 PC800 --- In

              gibinmich
              6/7/2010, 04:27 pm
              Speedo fail
              Not only did my bike get better mileage also but the wind buffeting seemed to decrease.??? Go figure. (: --- In ipcrc@yahoogro

          goldwingman40
          6/7/2010, 03:27 pm
          Speedo fail
          Phil, Don't get rid of your old air filter. In the files section (I think) is a method to install a car filter element in the frame for only a few dollars. I have had one in my bike for the last few years. I have two frames and always have e

            duane_cos
            6/7/2010, 09:06 pm
            Speedo fail
            Hi all, Would you or one of the other compadres in the group please post the link to that air filter piece.... I have been digging through the bits of wit and wisdom in the files but could not find it. Thanks in advance, Duane.

              goldwingman40
              6/7/2010, 09:46 pm
              Speedo fail
              Duane, Here is the link to make your own filter: http://www.stillnet.org/pc800/airfilter/airfilter.php3 Fred --- In

              goldwingman40
              6/7/2010, 09:59 pm
              Speedo fail
              Duane, Sorry, I should have looked up the link when i posted the first time. I just assumed it was in the files section but it is not. I had the link in my favorites under PC800. Fred >> Hi all, > Would you or one of

    pgrwhistler
    6/6/2010, 02:51 pm
    Speedo fail
    My speedo cable just went also @ 58,000 miles on a trip home from Ga.to Soth Florida; seized up but didn't break the gear ? --- In

      wkaufmann2000
      6/6/2010, 04:08 pm
      Speedo fail
      All the recent postings about speedo cable fail..... !? Wouldn?t it be a great chance to inspect / lube the inner cable while replacing the front tire ? Everything is already apart and cable maintenance would take mere *minutes*...

        kjp986
        6/6/2010, 08:53 pm
        Speedo fail
        Yes, probably a good idea to check it out at front tire replacement. I'm not sure if you can get it off without removing any of the front plastics. Probably, but for ease I removed the windshield and the vent bits. That gave me direct access

          daviddockstader
          6/7/2010, 03:52 am
          Speedo fail
          You can pull the cable from the bottom and lube it any time. No need to pull the housing, just unfasten from the gear and pull the cable lube and shove it back in. --- In

    jwswingle
    6/7/2010, 10:30 pm
    Speedo fail
    I'm betting the missing cog on the speedo gear was the culprit, that the cable spun free, thus registering a lower speed and a lower odo reading, when the missing flute skipped over it's mate. At speed, the speedo flutter would be less visibl