1988 speedo question


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1988 speedo question

Postby grandpasez » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:42 am



my speedo was making a whirring noise that increased with speed and continued after stopping bike for a few seconds when temp was near freezing . when it stopped making noise the last time it happened while i was moving. i lost speedo-cruise auto volume and turn cancel. can any-one tell me if this is a speedo-head problem or speed sensor. would like to have part before i dismantle. thank for any thoughts



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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:29 pm

Very likely this is just a speedometer cable. Unscrew the cable from the back of the speedometer, and see if the piece inside turns when the front wheel is rotated.

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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:04 pm

Or you could remove from the front wheel and give a pull...if it comes out in pieces...you'll know..
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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:10 pm

grandpasez wrote:...speedo-cruise auto volume and turn cancel...


These functions are all affected if your gauge doesn't register speed. As they said above, it is more than likely the cable to the front wheel that is bad.
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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby furnacedoc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:28 pm

I would recommend not wearing a speedo while riding!!! HaHa

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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby redial » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:46 pm

Furnacedoc,

Our Prime Minister is often seen in his Speedo Budgie Smugglers. (FYI a Budgie is a small bird/parrot with a full name of budgerigar, that is found wild in Oz.) He also rides bicycles as a MAMIL (middle aged men in lycra), but does raise charity funds by undertaking long rides on his bicycle. Perhaps we should write to him to migrate to a GW, and be more considerate for his bodyguards.

Budgie Smugglers are because no man could have a bulge that big, when in actual fact he is actually smuggling budgerigars in his swim trunks. Keep on smiling.
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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby amsoilguy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:48 pm

That's too funny Len... :lol:
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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby Fiberthree » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:36 pm

As if the mental picture wasn't disturbing enough! :shock:
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Re: 1988 speedo question

Postby silverado6x6 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Cable needs to be pulled out and checked, see if its broken, check the front wheel gear hub, may have to take front wheel off for that, many people forget it needs grease, the cable needs grease, and up at the speedo end the housing needs some form of grease pushed into it, I use Superlube Synthetic grease, highly water resistant, good for extreme cold and heat.


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