Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade


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Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby spitfire/roadmedik » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:27 pm



I need a speed sensor for my 1985 GL1200 Aspencade. A fork seal failed on my trip to Nashville and it looks like oil got in it but
I cant find one.Can anyone help me?



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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby Mooseman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:19 am

Good luck on that one. I understand Honda no longer makes that item. Used looks like it's the way to go. E-Bay or a salvage dealer.
Run the part number in a google search and see if you find one. Had to replace mine a couple of years ago for the same reason.
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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:24 am

As i understand the sensor design(I've never seen one),they are a electronic/magnetic device.
It should be impervious to oil.
With that in mind,I would disassemble it and look for a loose retainer nut.
Usually a failed sensor is mechanical related rather than electrical.
There is(I think) a magnetic ring attached to the wheel in the sensor that no longer turns.
Tear that darlin apart and fix it.
Obviously if a wire is broken,it too can be fixed.

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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby spitfire/roadmedik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:54 am

I did take it apart it does have a magnet in it and it is close to metal "tips" that are on the wheel. There is no broken wires and Iam not sure how to tell if the current goes back to the speedometer?

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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby spitfire/roadmedik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:57 am

Mooseman wrote:Good luck on that one. I understand Honda no longer makes that item. Used looks like it's the way to go. E-Bay or a salvage dealer.
Run the part number in a google search and see if you find one. Had to replace mine a couple of years ago for the same reason.

Thanks I think that is my only hope, I have been using gps to tell my speed but I want it fixed. Your bike looks alot like mine, I really enjoy riding it over the road, I bet you do too. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby gold1200 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:04 pm

Call this number....... It's in San Leandro, ca. 1-925-336-0264. This guy, has MANY Wing parts. His name is STAN......... he's your man...... :lol:

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Re: Speed sensor 1985 Aspencade

Postby Mooseman » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:28 pm

You can test the speed sensor. If you havn't already. I got oil in mine and it screwed up the resitors inside. Causing it to bubble up.
Here is the test;
SPEED SENSOR INSPECTION
LIGHTS/SWITCHES/INSTRUMENTS
Dj$connec~ the speed sensor from the speedometer
gearbox.
Connect a voltmeter across the Green/Black and
Black/Yellow terminals of the sensor white 3·P
coupler.
Turn the ignition switch to ON.
The sensor is normal if the voltmeter needle swings
from 0 to about 5V slowly eight times when the
sensor drive shaft is turned gradually one full turn.

Hope this helps....


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