Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Potomac, MD, USA
Speedometer Fixed - Thanks, Forum!
It continues to amaze me the amount of serious information that exists here. My speedometer was intermittent for awhile, then finally died. On a related note, my cruise control was acting up at the same time. (Duh!)
Today I did a quick search, found an entry by Dave Shealey saying with certainty that if the bike was 2002 or older, it was a broken speedo cable tied to the brake line. I pulled the plastic off (which was the hardest part) and sure enough there was the culprit. Actually the culprit was the guy that had this bike before me and did a crummy job fixing it the first time. I soldering in some new wires, bolted everything back together and everything works.
Thank all of you that contribute so much. I'd either be a lot poorer having to take it to the shop each time or it would be sitting in the garage instead of crusing the highways.
Cheers - Jack