speedo noise on 1984 GL1200

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Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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speedo noise on 1984 GL1200

Post by Brent1984 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:37 pm

My speedo makes a hell of a racket when you go over 40 kms/hr...my local Honda mechanic nailed it right away as soon as I told him about the noise. I went home and took off the speedo cable from the front wheel and using a cordless drill...spun up the speedometer and as soon as it went over 40 it made a racket. He says to replace the head with another, but my thought is...if mine is making a racket...what will stop others from doing the same thing when I install another one?? It is a new speedo cable at the end of last year, so that's not it...

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Re: speedo noise on 1984 GL1200

Post by tprender » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:20 pm

Before you go an do any replacements, take the cable and try oiling it up some. My '81 was making the same kind of noise after I got a new cable about 2 months after putting it on. I was then told that the new cable comes unoiled. I find that this is hard to believe, the oiling stopped the nose for me.

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