1100 aspencade speedo


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1100 aspencade speedo

Postby daggercrossover » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:44 pm



My digital speedo isn't working neither is the odometer :( what is the first thing I should look for?



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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby redial » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:59 pm

A broken speedo cable, and/or the front wheel gear broken or gunked up (technical term), as a starting point.
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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby 86pearlblue » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:44 am

is there any display at all? If there's nothing, could be a fuse. if it just reads 0, then like redial said...
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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby daggercrossover » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:02 am

the speedometer sometimes reads 2-4 miles an hr and the odometer has moved but not right. Maybe just an adjustment or cleaning? I haven't had time to take it apart maybe this winter while I'm bored! 8-)
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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby 86pearlblue » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:10 am

sounds like cable or gears as previously mentioned. One check would be to disconnect the cable at the front wheel and attach a drill. With ignition on, see if running the drill make it work. If it does, the problem is at the front wheel. If not, it's either the cable or the speedometer itself. The cable is an easy fix, as is the unit on the front wheel. My bet is one of the nylon gears at one end or the other is stripped or damaged and therefore not engaging the cable properly.

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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:09 am

86pearlblue wrote:sounds like cable or gears as previously mentioned. One check would be to disconnect the cable at the front wheel and attach a drill. With ignition on, see if running the drill make it work. If it does, the problem is at the front wheel. If not, it's either the cable or the speedometer itself. The cable is an easy fix, as is the unit on the front wheel. My bet is one of the nylon gears at one end or the other is stripped or damaged and therefore not engaging the cable properly.

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Unfortunately the original poster has an 83 Aspencade, which uses a digital sensor at the wheel to drive the digital dash - there is no speedometer cable.

To diagnose this problem is a little more involved. Behind the steering counterweight on the front of the triple tree is a mess of wiring. There is a 3-position connector there. Disconnect it, and using a digital multimeter, with ignition turned to ON, check the voltage between the Green/Black and Black/Brown wires. It should read about 10 volts.

Also check the between the Black/Yellow and Green/Black wires while slowly rotating the front wheel. The voltage should change from 0 to about 10V twenty two times per revolution:

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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby daggercrossover » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:30 am

Thanks I will try testing with my meter. Is there a proximity adjustment at the wheel? We have some buffing machines at my work that have to be adjusted occasionaly for rpm. There is a hole in the shaft and that hole tells revolution start and end. I haven't really looked that close at the wheel sensor yet. I probably should take a better look rather than bother you guys before I do.

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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby daggercrossover » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:28 pm

Well I found the problem now I just need to find a part. The nylon gear in the drive unit on the wheel is cracked and one of the ears broke off. I've been searching the web and ebay but haven't had any luck. Anyone have a clue as to where I can find one? :roll:

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Re: 1100 aspencade speedo

Postby daggercrossover » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:33 pm

OK I found one at Cheapcycleparts.com (not so cheap though) replaced the whole speedo gear and gearbox and now it is working good. :)




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