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Gl1200 odometer/speedo stopped working

Well it figures. Iíve got a buyer lined up on my GL1200 and at last fill up I pushed the mileage reset counter and realized soon after my speedo and odo arenít working.

Any thoughts? Coincidence and itís the cable or could I have cracked or displaced a drive gear in the head?
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Well it figures. Iíve got a buyer lined up on my GL1200 and at last fill up I pushed the mileage reset counter and realized soon after my speedo and odo arenít working.

Any thoughts? Coincidence and itís the cable or could I have cracked or displaced a drive gear in the head?
Easy to check the cable. Pull it out the bottom and see if you get all of it.

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Easy to check the cable. Pull it out the bottom and see if you get all of it.


So youíre saying the cable is free floating within the cable housing (no circlip retainers or the like)?
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So youíre saying the cable is free floating within the cable housing (no circlip retainers or the like)?
Yup...
This is an Interstate, right?

Why ain't we ridin'?
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Yup...

This is an Interstate, right?


Yes
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Could also be the speedometer gear on the front wheel.

Did the reset button by any chance stick in?
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The reset button isnít stuck in. Unfortunately the cable is not extractable as it has a female end down near the drive gear on the front wheel and is recessed in the cable housing.
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The cable is broken.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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The reset button isnít stuck in. Unfortunately the cable is not extractable as it has a female end down near the drive gear on the front wheel and is recessed in the cable housing.
Tap the housing and the cable should slide out.

I suspect Ken is right though.

As if an answer to your prayers... #25 is available, new.
http://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_s...987&fveh=13049

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Yup broken cable. Bike is already paid for I just canít see the seller off with a non working speedo. Swapped the one off my 98 Valkyrie. Itís a bit short but itíll keep him going until he can get a new one.

Although itís a different part number many eBay listings show it compatible with the Valkyrie.

The only one the Valkyrie is truly synonymous with is the GL1500. The GL1200 requires a slightly longer cable.
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