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[align=center]Lubricating the Speedo Cable...[/align]

Why lubricate the speedo cable? Because otherwise the cable will eventually fray and snap, and can also cause additional wear and tear on the pickup socket.


The mechanical speedo cable is connected at the back of the instrument... Unscrew this.

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The other end is on the transmission, LHS.

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Often, if the speedo fails, it's this nylon nut that wears out or the cable has snapped.


After removing the fairing, you can see it more clearly.

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Remove the two bolts (8mm bolt heads)...

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Squirt some cable lube in the top and turn the cable socket on the other end to work the lube into the cable. Lube it, but don't go overboard. For the record, I wasn't impressed with this Dry Glide stuff - wouldn't recommend it.

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Don't lube the cable socket on the transmission end :exclamation:



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great post
did mine today except it was a mc19
so the speedo cable is not in the same place
the top is connected to the dash as shown in the first picture

but the bottom end is connected to the wheel
go to the bikes left side, then follow the speedo cable from the dash to the wheel
there'll be a black phillips head screw, undo this and you should be able to take the cable off
then i took out the inner wire and sprayed some lithium grease over it
im not sure if its good or not coz this was my first time and thats what the people at auto one recommended me

put it into the main wire after lubing it
and then just connect it back the way you disconnected it
 

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grease is good, oil can travel up into speedo, chain lube glues it up
 

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also, not a fan of the cable lubricating thingo that goes on the end. waste of money imho.
 

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Matt said:
also, not a fan of the cable lubricating thingo that goes on the end. waste of money imho.

not at all surprising if you are trying to use it on a speedo cable

its for clutch and throttle cables and works awesome

sikolene sikopen lube works great, can lasts for years
 

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Johnnie5 said:
Matt said:
also, not a fan of the cable lubricating thingo that goes on the end. waste of money imho.

not at all surprising if you are trying to use it on a speedo cable

its for clutch and throttle cables and works awesome

sikolene sikopen lube works great, can lasts for years
yeah, used it on them too. not a fan.
 

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Thinking of lubing up my cables, just got the bike.
Can a "dry" speedo cable make noise? Like a high pitched whining noise?
 

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well i think mine was
my speedo used to jump between 60 and 100 like crazy so decided to lube it and the whining was gone after
lube it anyway, if it doesn't solve it, at least you can rule the speedo cable out
 

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Is there any alternatives to the cable lube that could be used that I would most likely have lying around.

My cable has failed. I'm guessing that the cost of a can of lube is the same as a new cable. Wouldn't mind just testing some lube first before I go buying new stuff.

EDIT
I just pulled it off and the nylon nut looks a bit circular on the inside. Is there a thread which shows how to replace this?
 

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I ended up lubing mine, SO MUCH BETTER!
Now the speedo needle doesn't vibrate as much on the speedo and also there is no noise at all!
So much happier with the bike.
Although, don't tighten the screw too hard at the bottom (MC19) you might snap the bracket on the speedo cable :(

I used a spray lithium grease which said "use for blah blah blah cables blah blah"
 

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oic; good point about the tightening as i have mc19 too.
so just wondering can i use something like wd40 or just some random spray lubricant?
 

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just get lithium grease
i used it and it was fine
i wouldn't wanna use wd 40 to lube anything
its great at cleaning and removing rust and adhesive substances but not as lube
 

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Oic. Thx for that.
Ill search for some then.
Didnt realise lubing it also makes speedo
Run smoother. Thx for the tip
 
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