GL1100A Odometer Dead

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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade

GL1100A Odometer Dead

Post by jdconnel » Mon May 14, 2012 10:19 pm

Ok, so everything on my dash works, but my odometer doesn't move.
This leads me to believe the speed sensor is fine. I was told the odometer gearing can go, or it can get seized, or the electrical connectors can get corroded.

All sound good. The question? How to safely get into my '83 LCD dash without trashing it??
Once in there, the parts diagrams looks sane enough, and there are only 2 screws holding in the odo, and 1 plug with the wires.

Also, I don't know if any bulbs are out, but this would be a great time to replace some.

Unless I'm missing something, and the odo not working is another issue?


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Re: GL1100A Odometer Dead

Post by virgilmobile » Tue May 15, 2012 10:23 pm

Sounds like you got it under control.I assume the speedometer works and just the odometer quit.No good advice on disassembly on that one,but I can't imagine that it will cause nightmares.

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Re: GL1100A Odometer Dead

Post by Aspe83 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:40 pm

I have a 1983 Aspencade that has the same problem. Everything digital works except the Odometer. Just quit at 45,000 miles exactly.. Did you fix yours? Thanks Charlie

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Re: GL1100A Odometer Dead

Post by MSBulldog » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:13 am

Charlie my was doing the same thing. I bought a spare speedometer off ebay and took both apart and changed the odometer out. Mine had a bad motor. It really isn't that bad, the worst part of the job is getting to the wiring behind the front weight.

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