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post #1 of 4 Old 12-28-2014, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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broken tripometer

Alright I picked up this bike (08 klr) last week and bought knowing that the trip doesn't work. The speedometer and the odometer work as they should, but the trip meter is stuck and pushing the reset button doesn't do anything. My only guess is the teeth on the inside are stripped.. Now I want to fix it but not sure where to start. I haven't found much on how to fix it using the search engine. I'm new to motorcycles so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-28-2014, 06:59 PM
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Are you any good with tools? Here's a picture of the speedo out of the housing. Not mine so I can't help you much. Doesn't look like there is much to it. Once you get inside you may see the problem.



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Thanks for the pic! Ya im pretty mechanically inclined. I'll tear into it maybe later this week if I can't find another solution
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-29-2014, 01:15 AM
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When I am faced with working on something like this that I have no experience with, I remind myself that it was designed by engineers to be built inexpensively on a production line. It can't be too complicated.

People who have solved this problem reported that it was a matter of adjusting a bent tab and adding a shot of silicone spray.
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