aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one


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Mjholi67
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aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one

Postby Mjholi67 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:39 pm



My speedometer gauge is bad. I know its not the hub or cable. What are some aftermarket ones that fit the cluster? I may switch out both the speedo and tach



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CMReynolds1
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Re: aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:34 am

Replacing the speedo is not just a plug and play option. There are a few things to consider. The ratio of turns of the wheel, cable, and relationship to the actual speedo are all critical. I would suggest to save your sanity, you try to find an exact replacement. To go through getting the ratio set is very time consuming and costly on a bike. Not quite as bad on a car, but doing a bike is not common and I imagine gears, etc.are hard to find. Thus making it expensive.
I just wanted to throw that out there for your consideration. Good Luck!
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Mjholi67
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Re: aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one

Postby Mjholi67 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:04 am

I appreciate your response. I'll keep looking only problem is availability. It's a 1979 Honda gl1000

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Re: aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one

Postby spiralout » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:16 am

How do you know the speedo is bad? have you hooked a drill up to it to spin it? If it's definitely the gauge, here's a couple of threads on opening up an 1100 gauge for cleaning and repair. The 1000 is similar. http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41376
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/385921-gl1100-speedometer-fix.html

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Re: aftermarket speedo gauge to replace broken one

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:18 am

There is a motorcycle salvage place in Lynnwood, WA. I forgot the name, maybe check them?


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