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has anyone changed out their odometer on their 1200? if so, did you adjust the mileage on the new one. i just purchased a odometer that has right at 10,000 miles difference . should i just replace it and not worry about it? bike is a 84 so may not matter????
 

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has anyone changed out their odometer on their 1200? if so, did you adjust the mileage on the new one. i just purchased a odometer that has right at 10,000 miles difference . should i just replace it and not worry about it? bike is a 84 so may not matter????
 

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I managed to put mine at the right mileage by rotating the wheels...now this is the hard part...

...I can't remember but I think it was turning them backward, starting at the smallest numbers. It was the only way they would turn, I remember that. No harm came to the unit.

On a previous one, I devised an electric motor, and ran the speedo at speeds of 80 to 130 mph for a couple of days to get theodometer where it needed to be. That speedo didn't last very long. :baffling:
 

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I did the same thing Dennis did on my '75 Wing using a drill with the same result, speedometer didn't last. On my current Wing I did it the easy way... Put a note in with the registration noting the difference between the speedometer and the actual mileage (IE mileage = current reading plus 99,238). :p

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just finished changing out the ododmeter..still doesn't work..could i have gotten the plug on the board wrong? just trying to figure out what to do?????
 

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Is it just the odometer that did not work or was the speedometer affected as well? I was just thinking that perhaps the problem was in the speedometer sensor or gear at the wheel as opposed to a faulty dash unit.......
 

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How about a pic of the old unit, since you have it out and handy. Focus on the drive gears.

And what drives the ODO on an Aspy?
 

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testersbc wrote:
has anyone changed out their odometer on their 1200? if so, did you adjust the mileage on the new one. i just purchased a odometer that has right at 10,000 miles difference . should i just replace it and not worry about it? bike is a 84 so may not matter????
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Yes.
4. :?
 

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If it were mine and since the odo only goes to 99k I'd just swap it. The first 84 GL1200I I bought indicated 3k miles. Was it 103k or 203k???

Just swap it out and ride the thing. It's a 30 year old bike.
 

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My 84 Aspy goes to 999k, I gently popped out the wheels and rotated the numbers to the millage I had on the bike. It's a bit fiddly and if you don't have much patients I wouldn't recommend it :)
 
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