[ba] Re: Wanted: speedo shop recommendation in the Bay Area

Michael Heth audion at serversmiths.com
Thu Aug 1 22:50:55 EDT 2002

on 8/1/02 4:55 PM, Dave Haupt at quattrodave at yahoo.com wrote:

> The worm gear that drives the odo digits is plastic,
> and over a number of heating/cooling cycles (seasons),
> cracks, and the shaft spins inside it.  This is purely
> an issue of number of seasons, and getting another
> instrument cluster from a yard guarantees to have one
> at the same age.

And you wouldn't superglue it to the shaft because. . . ??

On British bikes we do this sort of thing all the time. The shaft/gear
scenario was probably the only way to get gears on the shaft c(heaply), now
that they're located where they should be, the solution is to make 'em a
permanent joint.

12 years ago I was told the same exact thing (it'll only break again etc.)
and was told not to bother fixing it. Last year, after mucking around under
the dash I noticed I had gained a very small increment in my 19 year old
57,000+ odometer reading. Further investigation found that it wasn't my
little gear at all but a busted top half of the speedo cable. So I did
without a speedo for 12 years because my top rated shop was too lazy to
ferret out the real problem.


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