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mikeyzf600

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mikeyzf600 says:

Clicking Speedo

Hi People,


Thought I would ask about a clicking speedo on my Yamaha YZF600, as due to the weather it looks like today is a maintenance day as opposed to a riding day. :mad:

At low speeds, my speedo clicks and the needle jumps up and down. At higher speeds it stops clicking and reads normally. Is this because the cable is sticking in the tube? 

If so, can I remove it from the front wheel end and lube it and push it back in? 

If so, could I use chain lube as a temporary measure? Or WD-40? 

Any help is appreciated.

Regards

Mike

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tc330

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tc330 says:

Cable knackered

Sounds like your cable is shot mate and will probably break soon, lubing won't help.:doubt:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

cable

SPEEDO CABLE:shock:,brings back memmories,why not remove from speedo and lube with oil? Gravity is cheap.

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mikeyzf600

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mikeyzf600 says:

Knackered Cable?

According to the previous owner, the bloke who had it before changed the cable but didn't lube it, so I think it's a pretty new cable? 


Well I ended up doing it from the top even though it was more effort. How hard should it be to remove the cable from the wheel hub? 

It still clicks, more when I'm moving it backwards now though, and less when going forwards. I'm guessing if I give her a good run it should help the lube drop down more and perhaps sort it? 

Any other suggestions?

Mike

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

cable

I used pliers at the wheel end to remove the outer cable and square drive before lubing from the top.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

You say

the cable has been changed - has it been re-routed properly (ie is there any sharp bends / twists / kinks in the cable)? Does steering lock affect it in any way (better or worse)?

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mikeyzf600

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mikeyzf600 says:

Cable

I'm fairly new to motorcycles but seems to have been routed properly and is in all of its clips etc. Steering doesn't seem to affect it. 

The clicking speeds up the faster you wheel the bike. 

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oddjob183882

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oddjob183882 says:

Clicking Speedo Cable

Another possible explanation for what may have transpired is that when the original cable failed, the inner was merely removed and replaced.

However, it is probable that there is a kink, together with degredation in the "outer cable" and this is catching on the inner cable. Consequently, this would result in eratic speedo readings, together with a click as you have already described.

The solution may well cost another £10 or so for a pattern part, plus another 15 minutes to fit; just be mindful to ensure that you replace the speedo cable; both the inner & outer and all will be well.    

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mikeyzf600

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mikeyzf600 says:

That

could be a very likely explanation. Thank you for your suggestion! Without sounding like a complete newbie, where's the best place to get a replacement cable? 


Regards

Mike

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oddjob183882

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oddjob183882 says:

Speedo Cable Yamaha YZF600 YZF600-R Thundercat

Hi Mike

I'm not sure what is your specific model, but I've attached links for a pattern part @ £10.99

Speedo Cable Yamaha YZF600 YZF600-R Thundercat 1996-00

Speedo Cable Yamaha YZF600 YZF600-R Thundercat 2001-03

They are the same identical cable for model year 1996 to 2003, however if this is not correct for your bike, others are available.

Cheers :biggrin: 

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mikeyzf600

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mikeyzf600 says:

Thanks

Thanks for sorting the links out Oddjob. Have just ordered one. I assume I lube it before I install the new one or are they pre-lubed? Hopefully it solves the issue. 


Cheers

Mike

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