Speedometer


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Bill Middleton
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Speedometer

Post by Bill Middleton » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 am



Hey All,

I am looking to replace my speedometer on my 1990 Gl1500. I've had the cable greased a couple of times but from what my local shop tells me, it sounds like I am going to need to replace the speedometer. Anyone help?

Thanks.

Bill



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Re: Speedometer

Post by dingdong » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 am

What type of problem are you experiencing? When the cable starts to fail the inside sheath wears and sometime lubing won't help. Possibly the cable needs replacing.
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Bill Middleton
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Re: Speedometer

Post by Bill Middleton » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:54 am

Tom,

It started last fall. I was on the interstate and I heard a screaming noise and also noticed that the speedometer gauge was jumping and would stick. Based on the "symptoms," it was originally thought by my local shop that the cable needed to be lubed so they did that. I didn't ride much after that. When I had it out a couple of weeks ago, it started to do the same thing again. Took it back in and they lubed it again and said that if that didn't work, it most likely needed the speedometer changed. Due to the wonderful Colorado weather, I haven't been able to ride since Monday when I had it in the shop.

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Re: Speedometer

Post by joeincalif » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:29 am

I would say you need anew cable and sheath, I would try that before the expense of a new speedo unit.
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Re: Speedometer

Post by Bill Middleton » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks for that info. Anyone out there have those parts??!?!?!?

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Re: Speedometer

Post by bellboy40 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:20 pm

You can get the cable from Honda. Here is a link to one place to get it. Part #28 in the fiche.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... tachometer

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Re: Speedometer

Post by Mh434 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:43 pm

I would say that there's a 99% certainty that it's just the cable that needs replacing.

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Re: Speedometer

Post by PedroTQ » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:04 pm

G'day :)

I have two MPH speedo's spare as i changed both my 15 to KMH, one is yours all i want is to cover the postage, they will eventually end up in the trash bin one day anyway.

I would attach a pic but i always end up with an Error message when i try to upload on this site, that's why i don't publish much here.

Happy and safe riding to All.
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