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Changing speedometer cable

Need to know where it goes in the trans

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No year specified, but on older Sportsters the cable is driven off the front wheel axle. Start by removing the cable at the speedo, just loosen the retainer and pull gently down. follow the cable down to the front axle. There is the little set screw under the part of the front drive unit where the speedo cable is very small...remove all the oil dust off the outer metal connection where the speedo cable attaches on the front axle and use a mirror and flashlight to see the screw...remove it and then start to "TURN" the cable counter clockwise and it will start to come not "PULL" will have to turn the cable maybe 5 to 7 revolutions and then it pops out.

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