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I have a 96 Goldwing SE that the speedometer will intermittently start bouncing. This happens at various speeds and comes and goes. The lower end of the speedometer cable housing has broken and is being held in with the original bolt and large washer. Could this cause the speedometer bounce or is the speedometer head going out? I have already lubed the cable with 3-in-1 oil and a silicone lubicant.

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Thanks for the replys. My speedometer has 116,000 and I have already ordered a new cable and housing. Will try that before proceeding with anything else.
 

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Just a quick update. I installed a new speedometer cable and housing. To my surprise this fixed the problem. The speedometer is very smooth now.

Taking the old cable off wasn't too bad. I removed the plastic molding between handle bars and fairing on left side to get to the cable housing nut. And then I was able to remove the speedometer housing by hand by jiggling the cable and unscrewing the nut. Couldn't get any tools to stay on the nut. (Pretty tight quarters.)

Getting the new housing re-attached turned out to be a bigger problem. Just couldn't get the housing nut to start on the threads. After turning backwards and putting on some latex gloves (hands were sweating and slipping) I finally got it to screw on.

Thanks for the earlier replys.

Chuck :):):)
 
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