Speedometer stop working


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Spaceman7015
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Speedometer stop working

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Hello everyone....been riding my 1983 gl1100 so much I have not been online.....So much for that...speedo stopped working...getting no trip mileage or speed. How do I trouble shoot. Cable, control head or other components that could be the problem..?


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virgilmobile
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Re: Speedometer stop working

Post by virgilmobile »

Disconnect the cable from the front wheel.Turn the wheel and see if the blade in the drive box turns when you rotate it.
I had a cable end loose and pulled the casing back.The spedo drive cable wasn't connected to the drive blade.
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RBGERSON
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Post by RBGERSON »

Or remove cable from the back of the speedo and go for a drive is it spinning??? if not cable or drive box if it is bad gauge??? If not spinning stop... pull the cable out is it in one piece ?? is the slot at the end in good shape..if both yes then drive box most likely issue..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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jeffcosmo
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Re: Speedometer stop working

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The above assumes the bikes is not an Aspencade.
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argosybob
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Post by argosybob »

If not an Aspencade, it's most likely the cable. If they are not kept lubed, they will break. I had a drive die on my 83 Interstate once too. Lack of lubrication...
Spaceman7015
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Re: Speedometer stop working

Post by Spaceman7015 »

Thanks for all the trouble shooting tips...Spedo cable was bad.


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