Odometer and tripmeter quit working


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Kiter_biker
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Motorcycle: Goldwing GL1000 1977

Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Post by Kiter_biker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 pm



Hi guys!
Last night during a freezing trip in Utah, they both stopped working but the speedometer and rpm gauges are still functioning.
Any idea where that could come from?
Thanks!



Rambozo
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Re: Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Post by Rambozo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Most likely a broken or stripped plastic gear in the speedometer. Real cold weather can make them crack pretty easy when they are that old. If you can still find one, a good speedometer shop can fix you up. However, they seem to be going extinct.

Kiter_biker
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Re: Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Post by Kiter_biker » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:02 pm

Thank you so much Rambozo for confirming. I saw another post talking about that plastic stuff. Any idea what's the name of that part?

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SnoBrdr
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Re: Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Post by SnoBrdr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm

Kiter_biker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Thank you so much Rambozo for confirming. I saw another post talking about that plastic stuff. Any idea what's the name of that part?
It's not a part you could get from Honda.

The speedo shop would either make one or adapt one from another speedo.

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Re: Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Post by cfairweather » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am

I have noticed the 1977 GL1000 speedometer often has this issue. The gear that I have seen fail is made out of metal and the design of this gear is unique to the 1977 model.



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