No Speedometer GL1200A


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LeMaitre
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No Speedometer GL1200A

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Speedometer was not working when I bought the bike. I ordered in a new drive unit for the front tire and got it installed Friday. I rotated the wheel and made sure the drive unit was locked in correctly. I reconnected the pickup unit and went on a drive. Indicated speed 0, Odometer did not move. What should I do next?

Thanks,

-Mark


1985 GL1200A, MN SS1K
1975 CB550F, Lake Superior SS1K, 45-90 SS1K, All in Yooper SS1K

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Re: No Speedometer GL1200A

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hi Mark!inspect your speedometer cable(wire).in place moved fork wire may be broken but this is not visually.testing wires multimeter in test diode mode

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Re: No Speedometer GL1200A

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While trying to get the pickup sensor in place, I stripped the Philips head. :oops: I tried an impact driver to extract the screw but could not get it to hold. Today I took a triangle file to the head to cut in a slot. The slot enabled me to get the screw out. A quick trip to the hardware store got a replacement of the same size, pitch, and length. To test the sensing unit, a small slotted screw driver was inserted and spun with the key on. I had a readout. Now what did I do wrong? Jack the front tire up and spun it to make sure the wheel end was working correctly and it was. I must not have got the sensor lined up correctly. Everything back together and a quick circle of the drive way proved that I had failed to get the sensor seated correctly the first time.

I celebrated by doing a 100 mile run on a twisty road.

-Mark
1985 GL1200A, MN SS1K
1975 CB550F, Lake Superior SS1K, 45-90 SS1K, All in Yooper SS1K

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