Replacing tach cable on 83 gl 1100 I


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edr421
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Replacing tach cable on 83 gl 1100 I

Postby edr421 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:28 pm



My tach has stopped working, don't know if it is the cable or tach, but have gotten a new cable and have been trying to find step by step information to replace it. Looks like I will need to remove the front flaring. any help would be appreciated.



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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Replacing tach cable on 83 gl 1100 I

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:04 pm

No fairing removal..you can reach around behind the tach and unscrew the cable, then start the bike up and see if the cable end is spinning if it is'.. your cable is OK, if not then remove the top bolt on the tach housing near the fuel pump..the one on the inside next to the engine..once out you can pull the tach cable out..also pick out the o ring down in the hole and replace it. Now tie the new cable,tach end, to the old cable and carefully pull the old cable up and out by the tach. This will put the new cable in the right position. reattach both ends and you are done..should be a 10 minute job.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB


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