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 Post subject: Speedo
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Does anyone have a good speedo for Canadian rz500? Mine pegs the needle after 50mph.


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 Post subject: Re: Speedo
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Is that a recent development? Are you sure it's the speedo and not your drive gear or cable?

Speedos are gear driven internally and it is very unusual for that kind of problem to occur. I've opened many and found all sorts of insects inside them, with spiders being most common. You can try blasting the inside with air to see if that helps. Pull the lights and any caps on the back to do that. If that doesn't work and as a last resort you can shoot a little light oil inside. Be gentle and keep it below the dial. You can use a drill (in reverse) to drive the speedo to get things moving freely.

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:40 pm 
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Will give a try, but in case that does not fix it, does anyone have a spare?


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