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Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« on: May 22, 2021, 02:40:01 PM »
Hi All,

            at 194,000 km my speedo stopped working. Checked the cable at the wheel and the slotted end is worn flat so it cannot be turned even with a screwdriver.  I have ordered the speedo cable assembly (44830-MT3-000) and it should turn up next week. The nylon gear in the wheel still works but I will put that on back order.

I note that I have two options:

1. Remove the windscreen, garnish and inner screen and replace the entire cable. I can see and reach the cable top in situ but cannot undo it with fingers.

2. Replace just the the inner cable for the moment and do 1. at a major service.

My question relating to 2: How do you get the inner cable out with the external cable still in place? The the inner cable at the wheel end is recessed. I cannot find anything at the end to undo or loosen.

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            Garry
« Last Edit: May 22, 2021, 02:47:24 PM by Garry_Coates »
 

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Re: Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 03:17:27 PM »
Only needs the inner drive cable, and that can be removed at the wheel. Simply use pliers to pull the old cable out. Slide the new one in, and give a twist. you should feel it slide home.

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Re: Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 03:49:41 PM »
Hi Brock,
            the inner cable is not broken but has worn the slot end down so it is now recessed 5mm into the external cable. I cannot get pliers or anything to grip it as the opening is small. Probably only a strong magnet or drill an ezyout to apply some force.

Regards
           Garry
« Last Edit: May 22, 2021, 03:53:21 PM by Garry_Coates »
 

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Re: Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 05:16:37 PM »
Ooh, thats a bugger.

You can get to the connection by taking the screen and the panel under it off. Its pretty easy. Then you could pull it out the other way.
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Re: Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 08:10:36 PM »
Hi Brock,
            I ended doing the dismantle from the top and removed the old cable. The old cable is still fine but the tang on the wormdrive in the wheel had broken and was stuck in the cable split. The inner cable was a dry and the tang probably stressed under load on a long ride or potentially damaged at the last tyre change. The nylon gear in the drive assembly still perfect. I replaced the drive with a secondhand item and now all is good. Plenty of grease applied to all.

Regards
           Garry
 
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Re: Speedo Cable Replacement Options
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 12:14:24 AM »
Good result
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