Interstate Speedo Drive Unit placement


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Interstate Speedo Drive Unit placement

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I wasn't paying attention to how the speedo drive came off when I replaced my rotors and wheel bearings. I had to wait a while as I had a speedo cable on order and when it came in and I attached it, I don't know if I have the drive unit placed correctly.

There is a boss on the left fork leg. It does not seem to be channeled to fit the speedo boss so I placed the drive unit in behind and tightened the axle; this made sense to me as the wheel motion would stop the unit from turning all the way around and the boss would stop it. When I went out for a test ride, the speedo was not turning. I came back in and the drive was working and the cable seemed to be in place, so I'm thinking (without raising the front wheel up and turning the wheel) that I have the drive installed correctly. Am I right?



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Re: Interstate Speedo Drive Unit placement

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Have a look at this topic, which shows it fairly well:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=68

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Re: Interstate Speedo Drive Unit placement

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Thank you Wingadmin. That is a great detailed article. So I have it right and I was aware of the adjustments needed on the axle.

Amazing group of guys here.

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