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Speedo Cable thingy

Post  biscut on Tue Oct 14 2014, 20:48

Hi all
My speedo cable snapped about a year ago and I duely got it replaced and thought nothing more of it. However, last weekend part way through a ride out the speedo stopped working, undid the nut and found its snapped again.

I realise that things like this happen but was wondering if its something to do with my style of riding ? being a relative newbie then I wondered if the life of the cable gets "cut" short because of harsh acceleration or some other rider related problem rather than a bike related one? Is that right or possible or just one of those unlucky things ? What's the average life of a speedo cable on a cat ?

Any help anyone can give would be gratefully received :-)

Thanks very much
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  weasley on Tue Oct 14 2014, 22:14

No, riding style will not affect speedo cable life. It could be that something is not quite aligned as it should be, or just one of those things.
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  SteveCat on Tue Oct 14 2014, 22:18

Could be the style of riding Crying or Very sad  Wink

I'm a past master at speedo problems, but never a broken cable, been through a number of items in the hub, have done a fair number of miles on 'Cats though.

Sounds a bit like routing of the cable could be the cause.
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  biscut on Tue Oct 14 2014, 22:55

Hi Weasley
I did wonder as my 0-60 time is now 1.6 seconds :-D (kidding)

Stevecat, thanks for that, will have a look at the weekend and see if anything weird is going on routing wise. It's the bottom section that has broken again a few inches up from the wheel, could it be something to do with the hub as that got replaced at the same time as the cable last time as that was broken too ?
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  Rosco on Wed Oct 15 2014, 01:18

After breaking one I followed advice I got and after routing the replacement cable I dripped some oil down the cable till it seeps from the other end and the greased up both ends before final fitting.
Still going strong after 10's of thousands miles since (touchwood)

Good luck
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:19

As above really, if correct routing and lubing doesn't work..... I'll wash my bike

The Official Yamaha workshop manual has cable routing diagrams and will show you where it is supposed to go, not sure the Haynes manual does though.

If you don't have the Workshop manual, I think there is a download link somewhere on here, OR Google is your friend 'YZF600R Service manual' also 'Carl Salter' and 'Repair Manual Club' come to mind as a possible source. Unfortunately I have moved house and job and laptops so I cannot get to my manuals otherwise I'd help you out with a screen shot
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  biscut on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:54

Thankyou both for the advice, will definitely check cable routing at the weekend.
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  biscut on Sat Oct 18 2014, 15:07

Wanted to say thank you for the helpful advice peeps have given me.

Replaced the cable, lubed it till it was dripping and all seems to be working again, lot easier to do than I thought it would be. Did notice that the cable wasn't fastened into the cable guides on the inner fairing so could that cause problems long term ? If not then I am at a loss as to what has caused it to break after such a relatively short time. Anyway, all fixed just in time to be packed away for winter LOL.

Thanks again everyone
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Re: Speedo Cable thingy

Post  Rosco on Sun Oct 19 2014, 22:13

Result. Smile
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Oct 21 2014, 11:55

Awesome, Smile
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