Speedometer sensor test


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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youngsonken
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Speedometer sensor test

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I have a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade. I've had intermittent problems with my speedo not registering the speed. My Clymer workshop manual (P 220) describes the process of testing the sensor. I have done the test but the manual states (line 7). "The voltmeter needle should swing from 0-5 volts 8 times during one complete revolution". I get 10 volts 8 times per revolution not 5. Is this a printing error or a fault with the sensor? Advice would be very much appreciated.
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oldishwinger
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Re: Speedometer sensor test

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the most common fault, with speedoes playing up is the gearbox on the left side of the front wheel, have you managed a check there?

youngsonken
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Re: Speedometer sensor test

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Hi, yes, the gearbox is a new one (OEM) I bought only two years ago and looks and seems to be OK. The one it replaced had damage to the plastic insert.

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