Speedo trouble

3 replies to this topic
  • soco3594

Posted October 02, 2008 - 07:53 PM


Hey has anyone had trouble with their speedo? I just installed a new speedo on my wr426 and I can't get it working. Ive narrowed the problem down to the actual trip meter gear unit on the wheel. If I disconnect the speedo cable from the unit and turn it by hand it responds so the speedo and cable are fine, there's just no information from the gear unit.

I would have thought this would be a fairly simple mechanism. Are they prone to failing or am I missing something/what should I look for?


  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted October 03, 2008 - 05:20 AM


One of the guys that I ride with had a simular problem. I turns out that the ring gear that runs off of the wheel was slipping on the shaft. Take the wheel off and check the drive gear. It is just a press fit and some times they will loosen up.

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  • soco3594

Posted October 03, 2008 - 04:25 PM


Thanks mate. I talked to my mechanic yesterday and he said the same thing so ill pull it apart and check it out

  • doctorchopper

Posted October 05, 2008 - 08:30 AM


the speedo drives on the wr's are fairly pricey so if it is shot, id recomend a trailtech, not the endurance but the vapour, i found the the endurance were no waterproof and i went through 3 before switching to the vapour, first 2 were warranty


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