GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question


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GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:59 pm



Good morning/evening etc,

Took the bike for a quick run this morning and noticed the speedo was not working. When I got home I noticed the drive itself was canted at an angle on the axle - and looking from that side of the wheel to the drive itself the locating nub of the speedo drive was about an inch or so away from the stopper on the fork leg. I could not turn the speedo drive back by hand to the correct position, but did tap it back lightly with a hammer until it was positioned correctly.

I will be checking the cable shortly - but I think the angle the drive was at may have caused some damage.

My question is - why would the speedo drive move? The axle is torqued correctly and I know it was located correctly as well. Speedo has been working fine - the only thing out of the ordinary I did notice was the tripmeter seemed to jump up to a higher mileage quite quickly on my first ride, when I had only done a few miles on the bike - I'm also sure I reset it before I rode it?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

thanks

Charlie

:)

I'm off to check the cable now..

I think I discovered the problem - cable has broken down near the drive itself - see the picture below

Still interested in thoughts on why the drive itself had moved ?





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Re: GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:04 am

Is there a tab on the drive that should be seated in a notch on the hub?? be a long time since I had one off>>>
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Re: GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:23 am

The cable is likely broken BECAUSE the drive moved. If the drive moved, the cable will be bent at a radius tighter than it is designed for, and will quickly break as a result. I know this from experience. :)

The drive should not move - it has a tab molded into the speedometer drive (red arrow) is behind the tab molded into the fork leg (blue arrow). This keeps the speedometer drive from rotating on its axis when the wheel turns.

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Re: GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:12 pm

Thanks for the replies,

WingAdmin,
I saw the photos in the DIY - and made sure when I put the wheel back on it was located correctly. I was just wondering what could have caused the drive itself to rotate backwards.

The cable was definitely at an over tight angle, and I presumed from looking it would be broken.

New cable going on tonight - before a 600 km round trip Wednesday to Sunday, annual VJMC in Canberra, and a pre VJMC gathering of australiancx.asn.au .

rgberson - there is a locating nub on the speedo drive and on the inside fork leg - which show in the photo.

cheers guys :)

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Re: GL110 Sppedo Drive & Cable question

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:11 pm

I've done this before, where I accidentally rotated the wheel backward before tightening the axle/pinch nuts, and didn't notice it. This rotated the drive backward, and then locked it in that position. This then broke the speedo cable.




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