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Offline JL

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speedometer needle vibration
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:31:09 am »
On my "new to me" 06 the needle starts to shake at 50 mph on up. Its not a jump just a vibration. 18k on the odometer.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 12:55:53 pm »
Remove the speedometer cable from the wheel hub.
Pull out the inner cable and inspect for damage.
Replace with a new one if there is any.

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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 01:12:20 pm »
Remember that lubes and rubber parts deteriorate and metal parts corrode even when the bike is not being ridden... a 12 year old bike is still 12 years old even though it may only have 18k on the odometer. Everything needs to be taken apart, inspected, cleaned and lubed.

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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 01:48:49 pm »
Last time I looked for speedometer cable lube I came up dry. Not much call for it any more with these new fangled speed sensors.

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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 08:10:57 pm »
Last time I looked for speedometer cable lube I came up dry. Not much call for it any more with these new fangled speed sensors.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Its right next to the Synthetic Blinker Fluid, on the shelf at the Unobtainium store.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Just pull the cable out, slide the innerds out and wipe it clean with a solvent wetted rag, pump the old grease gun a half dozen times, and wipe down the cable liberally with that general purpose grease and insert it back in... done deal...
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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 12:22:02 am »
Last time I looked for speedometer cable lube I came up dry. Not much call for it any more with these new fangled speed sensors.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Its right next to the Synthetic Blinker Fluid, on the shelf at the Unobtainium store.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Just pull the cable out, slide the innerds out and wipe it clean with a solvent wetted rag, pump the old grease gun a half dozen times, and wipe down the cable liberally with that general purpose grease and insert it back in... done deal...
 :great: :great: :motonoises:



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Re: speedometer needle vibration
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 06:31:33 am »
The problem with grease is that it gets thick in cold weather - which will cause the speedometer needle to jump - as I found out when I tried using grease on a pickup truck speedometer cable. It might have only been at really low temperatures that you'd never see on a bike but I can't remember at what temperature it did cause problems.