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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #16 by Johnnygoesnaked » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Wow Salukspeed that's amazing advice! Thanks I'll give it a crack.
On the other hand, my speedo has stopped moving at all, which means I guess that it's toast and no longer salvageable through this method?
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Post #17 by Sandy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:19 am

Read through Pistol Pete's post.
I have done 2 speedo's using his instructions and They are still working as new.

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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #18 by salukispeed » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:00 pm

No longer moving could be the cable or drive has failed due to the binding spedo. but no longer moving is not a good sign.
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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #19 by Johnnygoesnaked » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:22 pm

Well, I got yet another speedo for this season. Will be following your advice, but if it stops working I'm buying an electronic chinese generic thing.
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Post #20 by RAT » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:17 pm

Kinda fun to see these old threads come 'back to life' after 5 years since we added the 'related topics' at the bottom of the current page ....

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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #21 by Sidecar Bob » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 am

Johnnygoesnaked wrote:Well, I got yet another speedo for this season. Will be following your advice, but if it stops working I'm buying an electronic chinese generic thing.

Don't make that mistake. I did on both of my bikes and it was a waste of time & money. I ended up replacing the generic eBay/China electronic instruments on both with Danmoto 180 "cockpits" and I am very pleased with the results. The Danmoto is a much better made item, it works better and they even have actual tech support people that speak English fluently and answer emails quickly viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60801&p=681434
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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #22 by lcallison » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:55 pm

I agree with Sidecar Bob. Don't buy the cheap chinese junk. He had a lot more success with the Danmoto 180 than I did with the cheap chinese junk. I eventually threw it away. If I had to do it over again, I'd go the way he did. Hopefully that won't happen for awhile.
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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #23 by Johnnygoesnaked » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Right, thank you. Well it's an 81 so the Danmoto thingy isn't going to fit, but noted, thanks
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Re: Speedometer jumping around and making whining noise....

Post #24 by Sidecar Bob » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:49 pm

Why wouldn't a Danmoto work on an '81?
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