Readers ask: How To Connect Motorcycle Speedometer Cable?

How do you hook up a speedometer cable?

How to Connect a Speedometer Cable to a Transmission

  1. Place the vehicle in “Park” or neutral with the emergency brake set.
  2. Use a tape measure to measure the length of the old speedometer cable, if you have removed it from the vehicle.
  3. Wipe the speedometer cable connection with a rag.
  4. Take the other end of the replacement cable, and twist the small square notch.

How does a motorcycle speedometer cable work?

When the engine turns over, the driveshaft turns to make the wheels spin round. The speedometer cable, powered by the driveshaft, turns as well. The cable spins a magnet around at the same speed inside the speed cup. The magnet rotates continually in the same direction (in this case, counter-clockwise).

How do you change a speedometer wire?

Part 1 of 1: Replacing the speedometer cable

  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Jack up the vehicle and set jack stands.
  3. Step 2: Place wheel chocks on both sides of wheels still on the ground.
  4. Step 3: Remove speedometer cable at transmission.
  5. Step 4: Remove the speedometer cable at the speedometer.
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How do I fix my speedometer cable?

How to Fix a Speedometer Cable

  1. Put the vehicle in park and set the emergency brake.
  2. Position yourself on the driver’s side floorboard where you can look up under the dashboard.
  3. Remove the cable from the cable housing by trying to pull up on the cable end.
  4. Remove the ring retaining nut from the gearbox or transmission housing.

Are all speedometer cables the same?

The mechanical cable connects to a geared output of the transmission which then drives a mechanical speedometer. The length of cable as well as the connectors themselves will vary with make and model of vehicle. The length of cable, the connectors, the power cabling, etc will vary with make and model of the vehicle.

What does speedometer cable connect to?

The speedometer cable is connected to the back of the speedometer and runs through the gearbox of today’s modern cars, trucks and SUV’s. The cable is powered by the drive shaft and turns a magnet that creates an electrical current and sends this information to the onboard computer.

Will a bicycle speedometer work on a motorcycle?

yes you can, Halfords do a good selection, although the magnet you get will be one that clips onto the spoke of a pushbike, so get yourself to maplins and have a look in their catalogue at the shapes/sizes of magnet you can use so you can glue it to your Rim.

Why is my speedometer not working on my motorcycle?

In general, you are looking at three potential problems: (1) broken or worn out cable, (2) broken speedo drive, and (3) broken speedometer. Use your power drill cinched down around the internal drive cable to spin the cable and see if the speedometer needle moves.

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Does the speedometer affect the transmission?

Problem Description The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and transmission shift quality. Most often the vehicle speed sensor is faulty, however, at times, the driven gear inside the transmission is at fault.

Where is the speedometer sensor located?

Hello, the speed sensor for the speedometer is located on the transmission at the rear extension housing. The housing is the part that the driveshaft slip yoke (front part of driveshaft) would be position at. The sensor is attached with a bolt that needs to be removed, it has a two wire connector going to it.

What to do if speedometer stops working?

If your speedometer stopped working and stays at 0 MPH, you should have your car checked ASAP. The most common causes of a speedometer that stopped working include are a faulty speed sensor, a broken gear on the speedometer, damaged wiring, or a faulty engine control unit.

Can a speedometer be fixed?

To solve this issue, you should replace the speedometer. If you notice that the speedometer does not seem to give you a good reading because it is bouncing around, this may be the result of bad wiring or a faulty speed sensor. To solve this issue, the wiring needs to be changed, or the sensors need to be re- calibrated.

Can you drive with a broken speedometer?

Yes – you ‘re legally required to have a car that is “street legal” and if the speedometer doesn’t work then you ‘re driving illegally. It’ll be cheaper/easier to pay the speeding ticket than to insist that you were driving an illegally defective vehicle!