Speedo hub issue


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FlashBack
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Speedo hub issue

Postby FlashBack » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:35 pm



Greetings!
Bike is a 1983 GoldWing GL1100i
I seem to be snapping the nylon within the speedo hub thus causing my speedometer to not work. I just replaced my second hub in a year 1 1/2 weeks ago. Snapped on the way home from work today. Obviously, something is causing it to snap.
Could anyone shed some insight as to what may be the cause of this? Could it be a bearing or axle or ????
Thanks in advance for advice and suggestions



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robb
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Re: Speedo hub issue

Postby robb » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:03 pm

Could be a bad cable or speedo.

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FlashBack
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Re: Speedo hub issue

Postby FlashBack » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:17 pm

I heard it ticking at the hub right before it went.

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Re: Speedo hub issue

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:31 am

Make sure it is well greased when you install the new one.
Verify that the speedometer cable is working properly and is not binding/broken which can snap the plastic tangs on the speedo hub sending unit. Tell tale sign is the speedometer needle bouncing. Lube the inner cable after you have removed it to clean and inspect it. Make sure the speedometer cable assembly is routed correctly, with no sharp bends




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