Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Orange, Florida, USA
i hope you guys can help me with this, im just about done getting my '84 Gl1200 interstate road worthy, and just need to get the speedo working. i bought the bike off of my friend and he said it just needed a cable. well i got a new one, and i was looking at the end that attaches to the sending unit on the front wheel and something didnt seem right. i took apart the old cable to find a pin sheared off in the cable. so i can tell the drive for the cable off of the wheel is shot. what part do i need to replace, and where can i get a new one? im hoping this wont be too expensive. another question related, to get the speedo to indicate if i was spinning the drive on the instrument with a drill, would the bike have to have power on? because i tried doing this just to see if the gauge was good, but it didnt move, my battery is dead right now, so i couldnt try with power on. my friend said it worked, but after all the things ive fixed so far, i dont entirely trust his word.