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Just curious if the speedo can be damaged by the needle getting pinned?
 

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I remember some guys saying the cables break on those restricted GL1100s, but I can't recall if the speedos break.
 

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I used to have an 81 Interstate that the speedo got pegged often. I never had any problem with either the cable or the speedo head. It apparently doesn't hurt them... at least that was my experience with them.
 

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Seems to me would not break but I have not had one apart
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No it will not break the cable pegging the speedometer. The needle is not mechanically connected to anything.
 

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Thanks to all. Now I am going to go out and try to break it. :action:
 

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Ahh, one of those Joan Claybrook model speedometers. No, it won't break. Most of the vehicles those came on were capable of way more than 85 mph, and the manufacturers knew they would be ridden/driven faster than that. The 85 mph thing was basically just a sick government joke.
 
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