How to replace your speedometer cable


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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by icebox » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:21 am



WingAdmin wrote:
ronscycle1 wrote:I dont know how to get it lose from speedo either ? anybody
It has a knurled collar that turns holding the cable to the back of the speedometer. Loosen the knurled collar and the cable will come out. Sometimes (if you're lucky) you can get it to loosen by turning the whole cable (once it has been disconnected from the wheel hub).
No one seems to be answering the problem he(and I) was asking..........and that is..........How do you get AT the speedometer to get AT the knurled knob to replace the cable. Do you on a 1200, have to remove the windshield and ??? to get at it. Please someone answer this who has done it before, before we tear off something we don't need to, just to reach the back of the speedometer. Thanks to those who respond !!



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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:44 pm

ronscycle1 wrote:how do ya get to it to take it off the speedo ?
On my GL1100, I shoved my hand up the fairing from behind and was able to reach it. I used a very long pair of needlenose pliers once when I couldn't get them to loosen off with my fingers.

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by icebox » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:40 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
ronscycle1 wrote:how do ya get to it to take it off the speedo ?
On my GL1100, I shoved my hand up the fairing from behind and was able to reach it. I used a very long pair of needlenose pliers once when I couldn't get them to loosen off with my fingers.
No way to do that on my 86 1200 Interstate.......hand won't fit up high enough to touch it ! Looks like I will have to take off windshield and other things to see if it is under there.........???

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by ronscycle1 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:41 pm

looked in Haynes manual says ya gotta go in through the head light

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by ronscycle1 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:46 pm

but I think I have to replace my speedo and cable . What happen was I reset the trip then went about a block noticed the speedo wasnt working ,so I looked and the speedo cable was broke . and the mileage hadnt moved,still on 0000000 . so thats what makes me think the speedo locked

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by Doug T » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:22 pm

Is there a speedometer somewhere that I can buy that is not MPH but is in kilometers for my 76 Gl 1000 in Canada?

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:17 am

Doug T wrote:Is there a speedometer somewhere that I can buy that is not MPH but is in kilometers for my 76 Gl 1000 in Canada?
They were definitely made, as the bike was sold all over the world, but they will not be anywhere near as easy to find.

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by den458 » Fri May 13, 2016 12:12 pm

About cable lubrication: if Graphite lube is not handy, would teflon or lithium lubricants work as well?
Or I should definitely make the effort to go buy the graphite lube? Thanks, Den

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by chrissvitak » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:05 pm

My '83 1100i is squealing like hell and the speed needle jumps everywhere. Funny that I was in a 25 zone doing 120 :D :D . But, should I replace it or simply try re-lubing it? If replacement needs to happen, any ideas (besides ebay) where to get a new one??

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Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

Post by ronscycle1 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:45 pm

1987 gl 1200 I is different no way u can get to the speedo with out taking off a bunch of stuff



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