RPM cable


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RPM cable

Postby pepepeririri » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:00 pm



How to change it easely . Is there a video?



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Re: RPM cable

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Not that I'm aware of .. :D

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Re: RPM cable

Postby wingit11 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:27 pm

It is not difficult to change the cable. First thing, take note of how old cable is routed. Just unscrew the cable from the back of the tack; bottom end remove Phillips screw from gear drive pull cable off of gear drive. Remove old cable and install new cable in reverse order.
I must have been somewhere else when I wrote this. I described how to replace a Speedo Cable. I think I had better wake up. LOL
I hope this helps. 8-)

PS: Where in Canada are you?
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Re: RPM cable

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:39 pm

It would be hard to shoot a video with the fairing there in the way and getting the camera to see everything but maybe next time my fairing is off I could shoot a quick removal video....

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Re: RPM cable

Postby wingit11 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:55 pm

littlebeaver wrote:It would be hard to shoot a video with the fairing there in the way and getting the camera to see everything but maybe next time my fairing is off I could shoot a quick removal video....


If someone has a Standard Wing maybe they could take some pictures. Installation is the same except no fairing.

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Re: RPM cable

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Now that's exactly right, is there not a how too on this?

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Re: RPM cable

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:37 am

Well you can pull the old cable out and thread the new cable up into the old sheath..just clean it out real good by squirting a lot of solvent down from the top..drain out the bottom. The new cable should be coated with graphite if not get some, before you install it.
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Re: RPM cable

Postby thrasherg » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:19 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Well you can pull the old cable out and thread the new cable up into the old sheath..just clean it out real good by squirting a lot of solvent down from the top..drain out the bottom. The new cable should be coated with graphite if not get some, before you install it.


I would NOT recomend doing this, usually the old sheath has some cracks in it and that lets water get in and the new cable inner will fail prematurely. It's a quick and easy fix, but not the best, if you can replace the entire cable it would be better.. ;)

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Re: RPM cable

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:34 pm

thrasherg wrote:I would NOT recomend doing this, usually the old sheath has some cracks in it and that lets water get in and the new cable inner will fail prematurely. It's a quick and easy fix, but not the best, if you can replace the entire cable it would be better.. ;)

Gary


I agree - the cost difference between the cable innard and the whole cable is seldom worth the hassle of having to take it off and replace it again in a year or two. Cables are (relatively) cheap. Just replace the whole thing and be done with it.




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