replacing speedometer cable


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replacing speedometer cable

Postby m.rash1942@gmail.com » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:40 am



how do I replace a broken speedometer cable?


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Re: replacing speedometer cable

Postby dingdong » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:44 am

Remove the left inner tray under the handlebars and the phillips screw at bottom near the wheel hub.

Reach behind the speedo to get the cable unscrewed from the housing, here is where the cussing comes in, small hands help, then tie a string to it.

From the bottom lift the cable out of the fender guide and then the whole cable comes down and out the bottom.

Use the string to pull and guide the new cable up from the bottom. Make sure you get the lower end back through the fender guide.

10 minutes tops. Cussing factor of 3.
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Re: replacing speedometer cable

Postby m.rash1942@gmail.com » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:35 pm

Thanks for the info "dingdong. I will try this, as I was not looking forward to removing the front to access the darn thing. I wear a small or medium glove, so with a little luck, I will get it done without a big hassle.

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Re: replacing speedometer cable

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:15 pm

If all you are replacing is the interior portion of the cable, all you need to do is diconnect the cable from the front wheel and pull the old cable out. The new one will slde right back up into the speedo box. You will need to turn the cable while you do this but its a snap. I never had to take the dash apart.


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