Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Model: '95 GL1500SE/CSC Friendship III
Had speedo cable problem in '12....cruise acting up, even dropped out a few times. When speedo cable assembly pulled to check, entire
center third of inner cable was not only bone dry it was rusty! Did good outer housing cleaning, w/dunk tank dip AND spraying brake
cleaner internally from both ends. Took me quite awhile to remove all rust traces from inner cable [ was surprised it was still intact/ not
damaged ]. Opted to use Moly 60...coated inner cable twice, putting more along center third. After all together again, tested on the road,
cruise worked flawlessly once more, even slight surging I had noticed was gone. Sure was a Wake Up Call for me!
Only wished I applied that philosophy to my clutch slave cylinder seal. If I did, my Great '95 engine would not have developed rod rap,
@ 74,000 miles, from DOT 4 getting past bad seal into oil and destroying, I am sure, every bearing in there [ might tear engine down this
winter to check extent of bearing damage ]. Used engine w/under 52,000 miles is in place now, w/about 2 more weeks work before first
startup attempt [ health issue, chemo, took top priority, if I wanted to be still here to ride Wing again...only work on it whenever I can now ].
TTFN ........Old Tom aka papasmurf in New Hampshire
Old Tom aka papasmurf in NH
'95 GL SE/CSC Friendship III sidecar ng
Member: NE3Wheelers Sidecar Club of MA
USAF jet aircraft mechanic in Cold War era
HO Scale model railroader
John Wayne film collection
LOVE The Beatles!
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