I was hoping someone could help me with my speedometer. I have a 99' 748 and I recently removed the front tire for maintenance. The bottom part of the speedometer that the axle goes into came of when I removed the tire. So naturally I just pushed the part back into the speedo cable. However
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The speedometer isn't working now. When i removed the tire i noticed the tabs in the rim but all i did was put the round speedo part in.Either you didn't get the notches set correctly or the 'rod' inside the cable isn't seated right. Or the rod broke like mine just did, and will need replacement.,,,
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Ensure that you haven't recently changed to larger tires, changed your transmission or gotten involved in a rear-end crash, as these factors can all contribute to speedometer problems.
Check the gear at the transmission end of your speedometer cable to see if there's any damage caused. Purchase a new gear and change it if the part looks damaged.
Compare the speed of your car to the speed of other cars on the road while driving to see how far off your speedometer is. Take the car to a speedometer shop or someone who knows how to fix speedometer magnets to recharge the magnet.
The tire that determines the speed on the speedometer is the front tire. To fix your problem you need to put a TALLER front tire on your cycle. If your front tire is a 140/80x17 you can correct the problem by putting on a 140/90x17 . Going from an 80 profile to a 90 profile should correct your speedometer by almost 5 MPH. Hopefully , you can find a tire that size that is available.
Because the inner cable has to turn and flex as it spins, they can occasionally break, this can be normal wear and tear. other reasons can be rust from washing, incorrect installation when changing tyres, or the outer has been kinked or damaged. Repace inner and outer as a set, apply some light lubrication.
There should be a speedometer drive cable that runs from the instrument cluster to the front wheel of the bike.
- Make sure the cable is connected both at the instrument cluster, and at the speedometer drive gear on the front axle, between the wheel and the fork.
- Ensure the drive cable is not broken - this may not be apparent by simply looking at the outside of the sheath. You may need to remove the cable and ensure that there are no breaks inside the sheath.
- Ensure that the speedometer drive gear is not worn or broken. This will require removing the front tire and disassembling the speedometer drive gear box.
- If all the above items check out, the problem is likely in the instrument cluster, and will require repairing or replacing the instrument cluster.
the speedometer isn't working now. When i removed the tire i noticed the tabs in the rim but all i did was put the round speedo part in.Either you didn't get the notches set correctly or the 'rod' inside the cable isn't seated right. Or the rod broke like mine just did, and will need replacement.,,,