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post #1 of 10 Old 08-04-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Lube your speedo cable...

Hey guys, just a heads up. My 08 snapped it's speedo cable this morning on the way to work... The inner cable snapped about 3 inches up from the wheel. When I did some googling it seems this is a fairly common thing on the gen 2's. Very little lube in the sheath and it was kind of nasty looking, I think if I had lubed it that it wouldn't have broken. Bike has 14000 km's on it, might not hurt to drop a little oil in yours if you get a chance.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-04-2011, 08:29 PM
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HHHMMMMmmmm.... will do. Thanks for taking one for the team
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Lol, no problem . Good news is that the cable is only $28 Cdn. Bad news is I have to wait a week for it to arrive! I can't live without my KLR for a week so I'm mounting my GPS on the bars to monitor my speed. Rest assured I'll grease 'er up good before I install the new one!

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Thanks. I'll add it to my to-do list.



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Yes, anything that should have grease in it on the KLR should be checked on delivery.
As someone posted before...... "grease must be more precious than gold in Thailand".

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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Lol, no problem . Good news is that the cable is only $28 Cdn. Bad news is I have to wait a week for it to arrive! I can't live without my KLR for a week so I'm mounting my GPS on the bars to monitor my speed. Rest assured I'll grease 'er up good before I install the new one!
Stew, Where did you order the cable from? Anyone in Canada selling these?
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every time i change my tire i lube it, every time i see its a little loose i lube it. eveytime im lubing something else on the bike i lube it. i figure its common practice. as long as im lubing something on the bike i do a once over on all things that need lube.

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Stew, Where did you order the cable from? Anyone in Canada selling these?
I just ordered mine through my local Kawasaki dealership in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta. A larger dealership might have them in stock. My new cable had hardly any lube in it as well so I made sure that I greased it up good before I installed it.

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I just finished rebuilding the front hub on my 2000, using JB Weld. The speedo tab inside the hub sheared off . I think upkeep of fresh grease would have prevented the break.
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