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Post  mdrb1979 Fri Oct 07 2011, 16:32

is this common

when i wheel the cat out and forward of garage there is a load audible click and the speedo needle jumps. (engine off)
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Post  SteveCat Fri Oct 07 2011, 17:17

No that not normal. How much does it jump?

Does the speedo work OK whilst you riding the bike? Can you tell where the clicking is coming from? the front wheel maybe?
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Post  robertcains Fri Oct 07 2011, 17:28

Sounds like a cable or drive issue.
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Post  mdrb1979 Fri Oct 07 2011, 18:08

@SteveCat wrote:No that not normal. How much does it jump?

Does the speedo work OK whilst you riding the bike? Can you tell where the clicking is coming from? the front wheel maybe?

Clicking i think is from the front, speedo is fine on road apart from a wobble at low speed(0-10mph) when slipping the clutch?
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Post  Wooster Fri Oct 07 2011, 20:18

As RC said, it sounds like the speedo cable needs lubed.
If it's catching against the sleeve then it'll release and give the speedo drive on the front wheel a kick.

Course, it could be the speedo drive itself that's a bit on the dry side...or worn out.
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Post  mdrb1979 Fri Oct 07 2011, 22:40

@Wooster wrote:As RC said, it sounds like the speedo cable needs lubed.
If it's catching against the sleeve then it'll release and give the speedo drive on the front wheel a kick.

Course, it could be the speedo drive itself that's a bit on the dry side...or worn out.

excuse my stupidness but where shall i apply lube Embarassed
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Post  0ldcat Fri Oct 07 2011, 22:47

@mdrb1979 wrote:excuse my stupidness but where shall i apply lube Embarassed
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Post  Rosco Sat Oct 08 2011, 07:37

To be thorough you should really lube the entire cable.

That involves disconnecting where it connects into the 'dashboard' speedo. Can you spin the cable easily? And letting some engine oil or other suitable lube drip down.

Disconnect at front hub area using molegrips or pliers. Watch the innards don't fall out completely.
Wait til lub drips out.

Carefully ( it is near the brake discs after all ) lube the drive unit at the front hub and then pack with some Molybdenum grease.

Pack the bottom of the cable with some grease too.

Connect them all up and try moving it again.

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Post  Wooster Sat Oct 08 2011, 11:28

@0ldcat wrote:
@mdrb1979 wrote:excuse my stupidness but where shall i apply lube Embarassed
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P.S. I'd also check that the speedo drive itself is locked in place...something I forgot to do when I took the front wheel off for the first time. slap'ed
There's a slot on the top of the drive that fits over a raised lug on the inside of the fork to stop it rotating.
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