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speed gauges

Postby rlsapp » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:11 pm



I have noticed that the speed gauge is boucing with during riding. It stays within a 5 or 10 mph range, but it will also stay steady also while riding. What could be causing this, a bad cable or a lose connection?



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Re: speed gauges

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:25 pm

Either a cable that is nearing its end of life, or a drive gear in the wheel that is in a similar condition.

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Re: speed gauges

Postby rlsapp » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:40 pm

A drive gear??? Would that be in the rear hub or trans? And does the cable connect to the front rim?

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Re: speed gauges

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:54 pm

rlsapp wrote:A drive gear??? Would that be in the rear hub or trans? And does the cable connect to the front rim?


It's on the left side of the front wheel, as well as a little piece inside the front wheel that turns it. If you follow the speedometer cable down to the left side of the front wheel, you'll see the cable screws right into it. Have a look at How to remove and replace your front wheel, you'll see the speedometer cable removed from it at step 9 and 10, then the drive itself removed at step 21.

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Re: speed gauges

Postby rlsapp » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks...I will give it a try.

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Re: speed gauges

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:13 pm

That is precicely what mine was doing and it was the cable and gear. Replaced both and nary a problem since.




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