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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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a mechanical speedo should work without the bike being powered up but be sure your turning it the right direction.
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Drill has to be reversed.

You'll have to call to see which box assembly to order for your bike. It lists two. There might be a difference so make sure you have your VIN handy.

http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=146486&catego ry=MOTORCYCLES&make=HONDA&year=1984&fv eh=3446

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ohhhh i didnt think of that. that would actually make a lot of sense. thank you. so you are saying it would be the whole box assembly ill have to replace? number 10 on the diagram?
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The box is all that's available.

When they say "call for price" they mean 'go fish'.

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