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Rmaccrac
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: 1974 TS185 speedometer Reply with quote

Hey guys. Anyone have any luck making these old ones work? I know the cable is intact and i tested it with my drill but when i screw it into the front end and ride it wont read anything. Is there a chance the female end for the cable is worn out? If so, is there any way i can replace this? I know there are cheap aftermarket sped/tach combinations out there but i think the originals would look so much better!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: 1974 TS185 speedometer Reply with quote

Rmaccrac wrote:
Hey guys. Anyone have any luck making these old ones work? I know the cable is intact and i tested it with my drill but when i screw it into the front end and ride it wont read anything. Is there a chance the female end for the cable is worn out? If so, is there any way i can replace this? I know there are cheap aftermarket sped/tach combinations out there but i think the originals would look so much better!
Thanks,
Crack


Jack up the front end, remove the cable from the speedo gear box at the wheel, spin the tire and see if the gear turns. I'm not familiar with your bike but most speedometer drives have a thin blade that engages a slot in the bottom of the cable. Check that it's not broken off and that the corresponding slot in the cable is OK. If the speedo drive gear does not rotate then just pull it off and inspect, the problem should be easy to see. Good luck,

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another possibility.....A little 'up river.'.....Ref. # 16 on the parts fiche... Driver. If the tabs have bent down or up (whichever the case with your model) even slightly, it won't properly engage with the wheel hub. Unlikely that the tabs are broken, but they may have been bent a little from putting a wheel on and not being sure the hub 'free play' slots were aligned.

Been there....done that.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hhhmmmm.....he just logged out....me thinks I here the cling clang of a tool box hitting the ground. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id say if ya think that the problem is at the front wheel hub
take it apart and have a look see maybe worn.
see parts list below from about down 12.1

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billybobbigbear wrote:
id say if ya think that the problem is at the front wheel hub
take it apart and have a look see maybe worn. ..........
That's what he's doing right now.......don't rush him. Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chop chop lol Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys. Sorry for the delay. Been real busy. The front end has been torn apart and put back together. The tabs were slightly bent and are now straight. Still no luck with the speedo though. I think im getting ahead of myself. I have the mounting plate for the speedo and tach but the A-hole that had this bike before me cut the bolt heads off of the mounting plate bolts. When ive been testing the speedo i have just been securing it to the handlebars with twine. I drilled through those bolts but im afraid ill have to re-thread the holes to get it to mount correctly.
Long story short. No answer for the speedo. Might just buy digital. And have no way to mount the originals even if i could get them to work. So THAT SUCKS. but whatever. Still clinking away.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rmaccrac wrote:
....The front end has been torn apart and put back together. The tabs were slightly bent and are now straight.............
OK, but just to be clear, you don't say if you first looked into where the speedometer cable end connects in the hubs' speedo gearbox. Was the thin blade in there that member Spurlock mentioned that the cable 'fork' end slides over, turning when you spun the wheel forward?

Are you able to post pics of the trouble you are having with the speedometer mounting plate?



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Japan Quailty"

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ConnerVT wrote:
"Japan Quailty"
Laughing
Smile Let's hope the quality isn't 'for the birds'.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-TS-185-1980-185-CC-Speedo-Cable-/270950421198?hash=item3f15e752ce

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