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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Start with the speedo cable and build a bike around it.
The idea has merit. That's sort of how they designed the A-10. "We've got this gun, and we need a plane to carry it."

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OK, I'm a little new at this, but I think my speedometer cable isn't supposed to look like this.

I had the front fork seals done a few weeks ago. Would they have pulled the fenders, etc. for the fork seals? I wouldn't think so. I'm wondering if this is just age, or did the shop goof somehow.

At any rate, I was looking from underneath at the top end where the cable goes into the speedometer, and I don't see how I can get my fingers up in there. There's what looks like a guard keeping my fingers from getting to the upper nut. I've got the 94 manual that someone had uploaded; what page is that area on?
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I'd guess they pulled the wheel without disconnecting the cable. Seems like they would have just replaced it but, these days, sleaze rules.

Take it back to them, but don't let them do the work. Get a new cable and folks here will guide you installing it. On the 15 its relatively easy.
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OK, I'm a little new at this, but I think my speedometer cable isn't supposed to look like this.

I had the front fork seals done a few weeks ago. Would they have pulled the fenders, etc. for the fork seals? I wouldn't think so. I'm wondering if this is just age, or did the shop goof somehow.

At any rate, I was looking from underneath at the top end where the cable goes into the speedometer, and I don't see how I can get my fingers up in there. There's what looks like a guard keeping my fingers from getting to the upper nut. I've got the 94 manual that someone had uploaded; what page is that area on?
This is a MAJOR league PITA. It can be done. I was able to get my hand in there, but I have a lift. If you get the bike at the right height, it is much easier. This is not a 10 minute job.

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OK, I'm a little new at this, but I think my speedometer cable isn't supposed to look like this.

I had the front fork seals done a few weeks ago. Would they have pulled the fenders, etc. for the fork seals? I wouldn't think so. I'm wondering if this is just age, or did the shop goof somehow.

At any rate, I was looking from underneath at the top end where the cable goes into the speedometer, and I don't see how I can get my fingers up in there. There's what looks like a guard keeping my fingers from getting to the upper nut. I've got the 94 manual that someone had uploaded; what page is that area on?
Check the attached doc......! You can do this job.......!!!
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The procedure that DBohrer posted is a good one. That is how I replaced the one on my 94 1500. I had to use some pliers to break it loose on the speedometer end, then stood on the right side of the bike and reached up under there with my left hand to remove it. Kind of a pain to do but not so bad if you know the procedure.

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Check the attached doc......! You can do this job.......!!!
Thanks for that. It'll be a couple of days before I can get to it; I'll report back.

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