84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found


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ChasK
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84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby ChasK » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:40 pm



For those who need a replacement speed sensor for their 84 Goldwing Aspencade I can confirm that one from an 02 VT750 will work without modification.
I took a chance on one from ebay when mine went bad and it worked, the connector was the same,wires same, only difference was the wires were a tad shorter but still plenty long enough to hook up. Oh and there was a grommet like growth near the sensor itself where it was evidently being held stationary on the Shadow.
This came after long research that said the 06 Valkyrie sensor "might" work but mods to the connector "might" have to be made. Never did hear if the other guy got his working,,, I suspect he did but who knows. The picture of the ebay sensor looked identical to mine so I took a gamble. I bet this will work on other models as well (maybe even the Valkyrie) but I only have an 84 so I cannot confirm.
As an aside, I think a forum for "definite replacements for obsolete parts" would be a good addition to this site. A place where someone needing a part can go to find replacement parts that other Wingers can testify actually do work (no speculation). If we already have that somewhere, can someone direct me to it and move this post to it.
If this post helps only one person it was worth it.



motorcyclemedic
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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby motorcyclemedic » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:32 am

Thanks for the info- I was the guy that used a Valkrie speed pickup- had to splice in GL1200 connector- works great- but yours is better for those who may not be able to splice wiring-- Thanks1 Dennis in Anchorage

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby tnoverfield » Sat May 30, 2015 8:25 pm

Can you please confirm that the part #37700-MBA-611 from the 02 VT750 works without modification? Thanks Tom

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby motorcyclemedic » Sun May 31, 2015 12:05 am

Hi Tom- no I cannot confirm that, but if the tires are the same diameter, and it has the same color wires, or confirm on the wiring diagrams that they both hook up the same, then it should work- As I said, I just used my original connector and the one from the vakrie worked fine- If you already have one in hand might as well try it- should work- I think most Hondas using this set up work the same- Let me know- Dennis

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby tnoverfield » Sun May 31, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks Dennis. I do not have one, but I thought it would be a cheaper and easier purchase than looking for the 1984 sensor. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby motorcyclemedic » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:34 am

Hi Tom- rottza ruck- I just finally took my wing out today- drove to work- guess what? no speedo- rats!! worked fine when I put into hibernation- (Im in anchorage Ak) Allways something! Dennis

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby motorcyclemedic » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:38 am

Yes!! this helps everyone!! great idea about a new forum for cross referencing parts too! Thanks again- Dennis in Anchorage

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby tnoverfield » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:34 am

Sorry Dennis! Keep me up to date on your progress and what you use to fix. Thanks. Tom

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby motorcyclemedic » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:43 am

About the speedo pickup for the Aspencade- As I said, Mine didn't work when awakened from hibernation- took the entire thing apart- magnet drive shaft in pickup was stuck- was able to CAREFULLY press it apart- cleaned and lubed the heck out of it with hi temp grease- the drive washer in the front wheel also had to be shimmed to drive the speedo drive gear- works fine now- This thing needs to be lubed on a regular basis- but there are no grease fittings- The electronic pickup can be disassembled, cleaned and lubed, which Is what needs to happen probably every two years or so- because of the torrent of weather the entire system is exposed to on the front wheel. I am using a pickup from a 98? Vakrie- works good, but is 4-6 mph fast at 70 mph- referenced to the Alaska DOT radar speed signs ( every one said same error, 4-6 mph fast-) anyway, at least I have some reference to speed, and the turn signals, and auto volume for the radio works now. Dennis in Alaska

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Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Postby tnoverfield » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:52 pm

Thanks Dennis. I luckily found a New OEM Part on Ebay for $159 and it works perfectly. Tom




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