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Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Robhartle82 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:58 pm

So after replacing the wheel bearings on my 1100, I noticed that the speedo cable was badly frayed, so I ordered a new one and installed it. Now it hits the inside cover of the rotor when the bike is in motion. Makes a clicking sound and almost falls off. It looks like there's no other way to fit it with where the gear unit assembly is positioned. Any suggestions?

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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 am

Either the new cable is incorrect or you have it fitting improperly. I just took a look at mine and there is 1/4 inch clearance between the rotor and the speedometer cable. There should be no contact with the brake rotor.
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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Robhartle82 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:33 am

Thanks. This is confusing the sh!t out of me. There must be a missing spacer or something. I'll pull the wheel off this weekend

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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed May 22, 2019 3:31 pm

Hmmm... Would be interesting to see a pic of that. What almost falls off? There's nothing there beyond the bearing and lip for the speedo drive. The inner cable "is" directional. Not sure it that would cause your problem. New one to me. :con:

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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:48 pm

Check the wheel bearings to make sure they are in place. There is a collar that goes on right side of the wheel.
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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Robhartle82 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 pm

Flyingdog I'm trying to insert the damn picture but I can't get it to upload. The nut on the speedo cable is hitting the cover on the rotor as the wheel moves. I'm going to keep trying to get this picture up

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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Robhartle82 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:31 pm

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Here are a couple of pictures. If they aren't loading, here are the links
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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu May 23, 2019 12:10 am

Ah..now I get it :doh: . Kinda thought you meant the nut vs cable. That would unscrew the cable nut, turning counter-clockwise, like that. Looked at mine, as I put new cable on few months back and it sits (nut) bout 1/16" from the wheel. From your pic, if you squint and hold your head just right, that nut does look, ever so slightly cocked, but not sure why or if it really is. Pictures are tough to decipher at times. I'm sure you'd know if it's cross-threaded or not. And..you didn't feel any particular resistance when inserting the axle? As in: the forks weren't giving ya any binding feel as you screwed the axle into left fork? I'm sure you'd feel if that gear drive seats in the wheel's slot. Wish I had a better answer for ya. One of those "Have to be there" things, I guess.
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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Robhartle82 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:50 am

Thanks for the effort. This one's got me really flustered lol

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Re: Issue with the speedo cable

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 pm

That looks aftermarket..have you tried reversing the whole cable. There's usually a flange (on sheath) & inner cable will have a crimped widget, that side goes to the speedo. Sometimes, I even find I have to fool with the position of the solid drive of the inner cable to get it to fully seat "inside" that four sided drive spindle. Don't know this could help ya..stranger things. Worst case: I suppose if everything else is perfectly inline and the wheel/brakes work as they should, one could grind the cap down atad. :bg: Wow..talk about some major spitball'n here. :bg:
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