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post #1 of 18 Old 06-06-2017, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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speedo/odometer broken

hey fellas, so I bought anew 08 klr650 a few days ago. Everything runs great on it but the speedo/odo doesnt work. I unscrewed it at the hub on the front wheel and inspected it. seemed a little dirty but nothing crazy. The speedo moves when i spin the cable by hand. Does anyone have an experience with this? Is the gears or whatever it screws into replaceable?
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-08-2017, 08:48 AM
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The common problem is not putting the tabs back into the drive properly when replacing the front wheel. Difficult/expensive to fix.
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post #3 of 18 Old 06-08-2017, 11:02 AM
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djeady, Don't ya' mean Not difficult Nor expensive to fix, Normally.

usmc13, Usually one just needs to remove the front wheel. Remove the drive unit from the wheel, it just pulls off. There is a winged tab attached to a ring gear, it will usually fall out of the drive unit if held vertical. One just needs to Re-Flatten the tabs so they will engage the slots in the wheel hub.

Re-grease the ring gear teeth and center bearing area.

DO NOT wash out the old grease in the drive unit. Because one can NOT re-grease the pinion shaft, which is Pinned into place. If the pinion seizes, it locks the ring gear, which holds the winged tab washer, which will shear the aluminum drive flange off of the wheel hub.
It is possible that this has already happened and then it does get expensive. (Replacement wheel assy and speedo drive unit.)

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post #4 of 18 Old 06-08-2017, 03:27 PM
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Operational test: Chuck hub end of speedometer cable in electric drill.

Run drill LEFT-HAND rotation.

If needle/odometer dial move, then . . . problem is in hub drive. Bent washer wings most common cause; to repair:

Flatten winged washer in vise/with vise-grip pliers/hammer and anvil/beating on rocks/etc.

Reassemble, with washer wings in hub slots.

Ride on!
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-12-2017, 05:38 PM
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I just finished replacing the spedo cable on mine.. the forked end at the hub broke off a couple of years ago, but since I usually ride with GPS I kept putting it off. If the cable doesn't have a forked / slotted end at the front tire you may need a new cable (the top end is square); the slot has to engage the gears inside the hub. As others mentioned there are two wings inside the hub that have to line up with matching slots, and on the outside of the spedo hub there are raised marks that have to center on a centering mark on the fork when the wheel / axle is installed.
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post #6 of 18 Old 06-12-2017, 08:07 PM
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Well, what's happening, usmc13?

Inquiring minds want to know!

[Yours is the first post ever on this website requesting information/assistance, receiving it, and . . . then not posting results. NOT! ]
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post #7 of 18 Old 06-13-2017, 11:31 AM
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Well, what's happening, usmc13?

Inquiring minds want to know!

[Yours is the first post ever on this website requesting information/assistance, receiving it, and . . . then not posting results. NOT! ]
I was waiting to hear as well. I'll never go riding again until I hear usmc13!
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post #8 of 18 Old 06-15-2017, 01:29 PM
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The speedo on my 2016 went out on me and it was just a matter of straightening things out inside the housing. I found the procedure on how to fix it in a post somewhere in this forum. Very simple, you can do it.
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post #9 of 18 Old 06-15-2017, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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sorry fellas! i have family visiting and I am currently on leave so havent spent much time on the computer haha. I took the cable off the assembly and spun it by hand and the speedo moved. The end of the cable still has the slot that goes into the gear. I will take off the tire and check out the tabs hopefully a good hammer and pliers will get it bent back in place.
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post #10 of 18 Old 06-15-2017, 03:50 PM
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No need to, "take off the tire," just pull the axle and demount the right-hand hub assembly (speedometer drive). Need a picture of the winged washer and its slots?
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