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My odometer stopped working on my 1995 Vulcan 800.

How difficult is it to replace the cable?

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Real easy. Look down at the back of your instrument cluster (you said '95 so I'm giving directions for tank cluster) you'll see three bolts in a triangle. the one at the bottom holds the cluster to teh tank. Remove it, speedo cable simply unscrews from the back of the speedo. Note very very carefully how the cable is routed it is absolutely essential that you route it right or you won't have a happy result. The bottom end is simply 1 screw undo and pull it out. Both ends simply have a squared off hard steel shaft that slide in no problems with little gears, very simple BUT make very sure you route the new one exactly the same as the one you take out. If you need any more help let me know

Posted on May 18, 2009

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    moabmac May 27, 2012

    Has your rear wheel been off recently? There is a speedo-receiver in the rear wheel that looks like a hat, sometimes it gets bent during wheel replacement and will cause speedo to slip or stop completely. you can bend back in shape or replace it. It has to seat correctly to engage.( I think about $13 on bike bandit)



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