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Author Topic: Speedometer help  (Read 229 times)

Offline rossnesselrode

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Speedometer help
« on: Aug 06, 2017, 20:54:48 »
First time post! Been reading for a while.

I have a 76 Yamaha XS650 win stock gauges. The speedo didn't work when I bought it, the needle just bounced up and and with the road (tach works fine). I figured it was the cable, pulled it out and it was mangled at the drive end. So, I replace and re-greased the cable..... nothing. The needle stopped bouncing but stick at 0. Just did the drill test (hooked drive end to a drill) with the key on and nothing. I've yet to crack it open. Thoughts? Help? If it's for sure dead than I'll probably do an aftermarket speedo, so suggestions are appreciated. I attached a pic of the speedo and bike (hopefully). 


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Offline rossnesselrode

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Re: Speedometer help
« Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2017, 20:58:58 »
Speedometer

Offline hillsy

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Re: Speedometer help
« Reply #2 on: Aug 06, 2017, 23:54:45 »
Are you certain the new speedo cable is engaging in the drive / speedo unit?


Are you spinning the drill the right way?


Other than that, you could buy a 2nd hand one off eBay or get yours fixed (that's not cheap though).

Offline rossnesselrode

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Re: Speedometer help
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2017, 01:23:29 »
Are you certain the new speedo cable is engaging in the drive / speedo unit?


Are you spinning the drill the right way?


Other than that, you could buy a 2nd hand one off eBay or get yours fixed (that's not cheap though).


I tried both ways with the drill. Is there a way to check that it's engaging? I cleaned out the speedo unit with a sewing needle and regreased it all...

I'm thinking a cheap replacement will be the way the go.


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Offline hillsy

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Re: Speedometer help
« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2017, 02:14:18 »
There's heaps of aftermarket replacement options available (Koso, Acewell, etc). Just depends on how involved you want to get with wiring them up / how deep your pocket are.