Author Topic: Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?  (Read 2009 times)

Homey237

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Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?
« on: February 16, 2010, 19:07:00 PM »
Just took my new (to me) 1999 VN800 Drifter for a spin after washing it.  Noticed the speedometer reading off by about 10-15 mph (too high) from what the speed probably is.

Question is...............could a bad cable be the culprit or am I having to look at a new speedo unit instead ?  Could just a bad cable be at fault ?

Homey237

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Re: Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 19:46:06 PM »
I just figured out why my "Canadia" motorcycle's speedometer might be off................ ::)  It's listed in "kilometers per hour" not "miles per hour".

Great, now I gotta figure out mph from kph.

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Re: Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 02:15:06 AM »


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Re: Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 08:57:21 AM »
LOL... yeah that will do it!  I wonder if the MPH version is a direct replacement?
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Re: Speedometer Cable or Speedometer Itself ?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 16:42:28 PM »
Just took my new (to me) 1999 VN800 Drifter for a spin after washing it.  Noticed the speedometer reading off by about 10-15 mph (too high) from what the speed probably is.

Question is...............could a bad cable be the culprit or am I having to look at a new speedo unit instead ?  Could just a bad cable be at fault ?
i have a spare speedometer & housing .i could use a few parts if you have any to trade

 


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