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hello all, this will be my first post asking for help. i was always able to get by with reading some of the other problems other rides have experienced. and thanks to all of you's!

just recently my speedometer, cruise. and radio avc quit working. all seemed to quit at the same time. i was going to take a look at the seedo cable, but i wanted to see if the other 2 problems are related first.

any ideas? thanks, kirk.
 

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You also lost your self canceling turn signals. Yes they are all related. Usually the nylon gear in the wheel unit. You might want to check and replace the whole cable at the same time. As it gets old it puts more stress on the gear and will strip it even quicker.
 

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Dennis, wow, you've had the problem before, i thought the turn signal canceling was something different, i did kinda like them not canceling. thanks for the info, i'm off to check it out now.

kirk.
 

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yes the gear seems to be faulty? the cable still works ok, i'm not sure how much restriction it will have, but it does move the speedo.

what wiil i need to do to remove the plastic gear?
and am i able to just replace the cable without replacing the housing for the cable?

thanks, kirk.
 

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hey D-Rod, thanks for the info. put the new gear in last wk. nice to have everything working again. and it even cleared up my slight speedo needle bounce.

thanks!
 

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kirk flesher wrote:
and it even cleared up my slight speedo needle bounce.

thanks!
That's the 1st sign that your speedo cable/gear is about to fail.

Whenever I have my front tire off, I pull the speedo cable out of the housing and give it a light coating of grease to prolong it's life and eases the stress on the speedo gear. Moisture builds up inside the speedo cable housing and begins to rust the cable, eventually causing binding of the cable, which then wears through the sheathing on the cable hosing and causes eitherthe cable to break, strip the plastic speedo gear, or both. I also pack the speedo housing(where the speedo cable connects to the front wheel) in grease.

Dusty
 
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