Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Motorcycle: 1982 1100 GL Interstate


Post by wandering_man » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:08 am

Just finished changing front breaks, rotors and rebuilding calipers on my 92 1100i. Great pictures from this site. My problem is now the speedometer works fine but the odometer and trip meter don't work. They did work before. Any ideas what I might be able to do to fix this problem?

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Re: speedometer/odometer

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:39 am

I've had a 81 mechanical spedo apart...the ODO is worm gear driven directly from the spindle where the spedo cable attaches.
If the spedo works..so should the ODO..unless the plastic gear is broken...Mine was cracked and slipping on the shaft...No..even I could not glue it together.
The only way to even "look see" is to cut or pry the chrome ring off...Forget about removing the reset knob too...broke mine clean off...
It ends up messy looking trying to get it back on again..dented ring and all....
I tried once...it ended up in the trash can and I replaced it with another..It was cheaper than sending it to a repair service....

Come to think of it...My 96 Ford Explorer ODO quit too....almost 2 years ago....Same problem...With 178k miles showing....Oh well...

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