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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm an idiot. Let me just preface that. I need to stop trying to fix things. Anything.


So my speedometer was stuck at zero when I was riding to work this morning. I turned around, parked it, got the car, and went to work.

Tonight I came home, unscrewed the speedometer cable to give it a good lube and see if it helped, as per the DIY instructions. When re-attaching the cable, I suppose too much force was applied, and the threading on the speedometer end of the attachment cracked and disconnected. Its currently threaded inside the speedometer cable. I can buy a new speedometer cable. Where do i buy THIS part???





Please help me. I have no mechanical ability and promise to never try to fix anything, ever again
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:19 PM
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Look in the for sale/ wanted forum, someone may have one for sale there.

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Thats also pretty much my question. What IS that thing called?
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 09:42 PM
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Do you mean the threaded part of the speedo broke off?

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Yes, its on the actual speedometer half, not the cable half.
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I think you'll need a new speedometer.

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yeah thats hardly considered serviceable. have you got enough threads left to screw it back onto? It was probably bad anyway.


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I would be very surprised that the speedometer end (male) cracked. I have seen the speedometer cable end (female) crack or get stripped. Ive done it myself.

Anyway double check what exactly you need.I have both if your interested.

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Thank you Ginsco! I'll shoot you a PM.
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I barely did more than hand-tighten it


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