Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
On the end of the cable there is a two fingered piece of metal that engages a tab in the connection to the wheel. Sounds like that may have disintegrated. Only way to fix that is to replace the cable. If that isn't an option you may be able to withdraw the cable itself from the plastic tube and match that up to a cable you can locate. I've had a cable go on my Goldwing. Couldn't get a replacement so used the GPS and RPM to gauge my speed and distance.
On the tire. If the 120/90/17 is all you can find you should be okay. It may feel a little different but at least it's close. The width of the tire will be 10 mm less than the 130. The height is slightly taller but it should have enough clearance.
My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.
"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "
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