SPEEDO PROBLEMS


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GRAPEAPE94
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SPEEDO PROBLEMS

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While out for a ride yesterday I had a problem with the speedometer. While riding at about 50mph with the cruise control on the cruise suddenly stopped working. I was able to reset it and continue but about 15 min later it did the same thing and when I looked at the speedo the needle went from 50 to over 120 then down to 0 then back up to 50. then this morning while doing about 35 here in town I watched the needle bounce all over the place. Any ideas? the bike is an '06, no GPS and has just over 84,000 well maintained miles on it.



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artgrantz
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It sounds like your speedometer cable is frayed and about to break. Another possibility is the speedo cable drive gear on the wheel is worn and ready to fail.

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I will gladly let some one correct me but the gl1800 does not use a cable . It is all electronic with the sensor in the transmission. I would check
the connections behind/under the top shell. The one I know of is right behind the air vent on the throttle side.

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jinx wrote:I will gladly let some one correct me but the gl1800 does not use a cable . It is all electronic with the sensor in the transmission. I would check
the connections behind/under the top shell. The one I know of is right behind the air vent on the throttle side.
OOOPS!! I was assuming it was the same as previous Goldwing models. I apologize for giving false information.

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artgrantz been there done that. At least you tried to help.



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