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My odometer has recently slowed down from my trip meter. My speedometer is accurate and the trip meter also. However, for every 1 mile on my trip meter the odometer only rotates 1/10 of a mile. It has not been doing this long, just noticed this morning. Maybe I need to spray a lubricant,(wd40 or QD contact cleaner) in through the trip meter reset button. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? I would think if one failed, they all would fail. :?
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Although it takes some work to get to it is very accessible to be able to get to the back of the speedometer and clean it like you are talking about. After seeing the back of the speedometer I could see how it could be gunked up and not run correctly.

If you take a look at the directions for changing the dash lights you will see exactly how to get to it. (I would do those while you are there makes a huge difference). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998


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You should probably not try taking that short cut and just bite the bullet and remove the speedometer cluster.
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One of the first 5 - 10 repairs when I bought the bike last year was I had to replace the windshield. It was so yellowed. It was not too bad to remove. Maybe I'm getting lazy. I really burned myself out for the first few months and all the repairs and the $1000 I spent in parts. I have the interstate, so I won't have to sorry about the led display. I think I'll stay with the original bulbs. You guys are rockets scientist compared to me. Over my head. :)
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bri720a wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:29 pm Although it takes some work to get to it is very accessible to be able to get to the back of the speedometer and clean it like you are talking about. After seeing the back of the speedometer I could see how it could be gunked up and not run correctly.

If you take a look at the directions for changing the dash lights you will see exactly how to get to it. (I would do those while you are there makes a huge difference). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998


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Just found these pictures of my complete speedometer dash front and back. To me, it looks impossible to get any dust into the unit. I think the gears are going in the odometer, but not the trip meter. I see no place to access the speedometer from the front or back it is so well sealed up. I could only find this unit that a shop wants $800 for. Can't find a single speedometer anywhere. :? Thanks. Tim
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Once you remove the plastic cover and the 2 screws on either side of the speedometer cable connection the speedometer comes right out. Yes it is decently sealed but there was dust etc in mine and I could see a little bit of grit OR the grease getting stiff and slowing the movement.

In the link I posted there are pictures of the speedometer removed from that housing and you can see some of the gears exposed etc.

Of course might not be the case that is it just stiff grease etc, but before buying new parts I definitely would check it out.
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Never saw the link. Can you repost it please? Thanks. ;)
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Here is an exploded view of the meter. It should give you a fair idea how to access the meters.


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Is the rubber boot on your reset button in good shape? If not, that could be where the dirt/water/etc. got in.
If you don't want to dig into it, another option is to just remove the cluster and take it to a speedometer shop. A clean and adjust service is not usually very much if you do all the hard work and bring them the cluster.
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Rambozo wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:13 am Is the rubber boot on your reset button in good shape? If not, that could be where the dirt/water/etc. got in.
If you don't want to dig into it, another option is to just remove the cluster and take it to a speedometer shop. A clean and adjust service is not usually very much if you do all the hard work and bring them the cluster.
Looking at his photo the rubber boot looks in pretty good shape
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Tim 1956 wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:56 pm
bri720a wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:29 pm Although it takes some work to get to it is very accessible to be able to get to the back of the speedometer and clean it like you are talking about. After seeing the back of the speedometer I could see how it could be gunked up and not run correctly.

If you take a look at the directions for changing the dash lights you will see exactly how to get to it. (I would do those while you are there makes a huge difference). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998


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Just found these pictures of my complete speedometer dash front and back. To me, it looks impossible to get any dust into the unit. I think the gears are going in the odometer, but not the trip meter. I see no place to access the speedometer from the front or back it is so well sealed up. I could only find this unit that a shop wants $800 for. Can't find a single speedometer anywhere. :? Thanks. Tim
If you are thinking about trying to find a used replacement pm me. I have one from an Aspencade and the only thing that doesn’t work is the digital screen and you can’t use that on your Interstate anyway. Here it is:
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MikeB wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:57 pm Here is an exploded view of the meter. It should give you a fair idea how to access the meters.
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Thanks so much. Just have to struggle getting those mirrors off again. Too cold now in south florida. :)
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4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:25 am
Tim 1956 wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:56 pm
bri720a wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:29 pm Although it takes some work to get to it is very accessible to be able to get to the back of the speedometer and clean it like you are talking about. After seeing the back of the speedometer I could see how it could be gunked up and not run correctly.

If you take a look at the directions for changing the dash lights you will see exactly how to get to it. (I would do those while you are there makes a huge difference). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998


Brian
Just found these pictures of my complete speedometer dash front and back. To me, it looks impossible to get any dust into the unit. I think the gears are going in the odometer, but not the trip meter. I see no place to access the speedometer from the front or back it is so well sealed up. I could only find this unit that a shop wants $800 for. Can't find a single speedometer anywhere. :? Thanks. Tim
If you are thinking about trying to find a used replacement pm me. I have one from an Aspencade and the only thing that doesn’t work is the digital screen and you can’t use that on your Interstate anyway. Here it is:
Thanks so much. :)
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bri720a wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:29 pm Although it takes some work to get to it is very accessible to be able to get to the back of the speedometer and clean it like you are talking about. After seeing the back of the speedometer I could see how it could be gunked up and not run correctly.

If you take a look at the directions for changing the dash lights you will see exactly how to get to it. (I would do those while you are there makes a huge difference). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998


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`Finally got mine apart in about 2 hours this morning and all the gear's are perfect. none of the plastic teeth are ground down or even worn for 22,222 miles. It is all clean like new inside the speedo. Just a light film of grease on the long cone shape gear that runs off of the worm gear from the speedo cable. I see the bulbs are stanley 158 bulbs. $40 for a 10 pack shipped at walmart. Is that right??? Thanks.
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Tim 1956 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:20 pm My odometer has recently slowed down from my trip meter. My speedometer is accurate and the trip meter also. However, for every 1 mile on my trip meter the odometer only rotates 1/10 of a mile. It has not been doing this long, just noticed this morning. Maybe I need to spray a lubricant,(wd40 or QD contact cleaner) in through the trip meter reset button. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? I would think if one failed, they all would fail. :?
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Well, after taking everything apart, inspecting all the nylon gears in the speedometer and how clean and new looking it was, it finally dawned on me... D'UH...the odometer does not show 10ths, it only show's miles. That was part of my explanation why my trip meter would go a mile and the odometer would only move 1. I was thinking it was 10th's again. How did I forget that? :oops: Well, it was an interesting experience anyway. Now I now what and what not to remove when taking out the dash. Why do things always go back together a lot faster than they do taking them apart??? Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and another dash unit. The most difficult thing was reconnecting the speedo cable and turning the handle bars in the right direction for more room. Wow, that was tough.
Thanks to all. :)
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Tim 1956 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:46 pm Well, after taking everything apart, inspecting all the nylon gears in the speedometer and how clean and new looking it was, it finally dawned on me... D'UH...the odometer does not show 10ths, it only show's miles. That was part of my explanation why my trip meter would go a mile and the odometer would only move 1. I was thinking it was 10th's again. How did I forget that? :oops: Well, it was an interesting experience anyway. Now I now what and what not to remove when taking out the dash. Why do things always go back together a lot faster than they do taking them apart??? Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and another dash unit. The most difficult thing was reconnecting the speedo cable and turning the handle bars in the right direction for more room. Wow, that was tough.
Thanks to all. :)
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As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
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4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:01 pm As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
That got a big laugh. Thanks for the laugh.


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4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:01 pm As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
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MikeB wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:09 pm
4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:01 pm As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
That got a big laugh. Thanks for the laugh.
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Tim, it's all good. I have learned so much by assuning I was right when I was actualy wrong. A lesson learned is an education earned.
Good thing I have always been self deprecating. I have to laugh at myself too. :lol:
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MikeB wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:00 pm
Tim 1956 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:46 pm Well, after taking everything apart, inspecting all the nylon gears in the speedometer and how clean and new looking it was, it finally dawned on me... D'UH...the odometer does not show 10ths, it only show's miles. That was part of my explanation why my trip meter would go a mile and the odometer would only move 1. I was thinking it was 10th's again. How did I forget that? :oops: Well, it was an interesting experience anyway. Now I now what and what not to remove when taking out the dash. Why do things always go back together a lot faster than they do taking them apart??? Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and another dash unit. The most difficult thing was reconnecting the speedo cable and turning the handle bars in the right direction for more room. Wow, that was tough.
Thanks to all. :)
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Tim 1956 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:02 pm I am happy if it makes people laugh. We all need something to laugh about these days. :lol:
That is so true.
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Tim 1956 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:01 pm
MikeB wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:09 pm
4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:01 pm As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
That got a big laugh. Thanks for the laugh.
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Tim, it's all good. I have learned so much by assuning I was right when I was actualy wrong. A lesson learned is an education earned.
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Thanks for making my day my brother :D
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MikeB wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:09 pm
4given wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:01 pm As you said in your 1st post, it has not been doing this long. Only about the last 22,222 miles! :roll: ;) :lol:
That got a big laugh. Thanks for the laugh.
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Tim, it's all good. I have learned so much by assuning I was right when I was actualy wrong. A lesson learned is an education earned.
Don’t thank me Mike, thank Tim! He’s awesome 👏 :D


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