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Working a number of issues on son Matt's '93 KLR and the speedo came to the top of the list. When he got it, the speedo cable had been cut off below the speedometer (probably during the Cabo adventure)a nd the bottom section removed and the drive connection at the hub taped over. Pulled the front wheel and found the speedo drive on wheel hub side to be trashed and the chromed, flat drive insert to be banged up as well (got a shiny new one). Installed a new cable to the speedo and turning the drive assembly made the needle bump, so thinking that part of the system is OK.

Obviously a new hub would solve the drive issue, but that's not an option. Would appreciate a hi-rez pic of an intact speedo drive hub. Considering a JB Weld build-up (Hey, I'm desperate here, OK ? :) ) or other suggested options.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hub Pics

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Bingo!! Exactly the photos I'm looking for. The picture of the hub at the top of the set you sent is where my problem lies. Thanks for the Ebay search, but that part of the situation is well in hand...it's the wheel hub drive part of the system that has been wrecked, meaning replacement of the entire hub would be how the big kids would fix this situation :(. If I didn't have the messed up hub side drive to look at, I'd find it hard to believe a locked speeo cable could cause so much damage, but there it is.

JB Weld currently holds the cracked radiator in my '87 Toyota PU (315k) together, patched a damaged oil pan on my buddies Mazda sedan, and serves as replacement main bearings in my '93 Nighthawk 750...OK, I made the last one up :). Remains to be seen if it's up for this latest challenge.

And regarding spending $$...the presidents all blink at the light every time I open my wallet :) .

Thanks for your time and effort!
 

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Follow up on hub repair

One of my major gripes with other forums I'm a member of is posters who drag everyone along for several days regarding a situation and then drop off the map without a resolution.

Here's the latest on the speedo drive repair. As mentioned, the section of the front wheel hub that captures the shiny drive piece (41064 in the drawing) was destroyed and the proper fix is a new hub. In fact, the hub is so trashed that the snap ring holding the wheel bearing in place has hardly anything to clip to. Finally went with this solution: masked off the bearing and thoroughly cleaned the area that was beat up with brake cleaner. Then took a turn of blue painters masking tape around the remains to form a small "dam". Mixed up some JB Weld and put down a layer around the perimeter, coming up to the level of the bearing face/snap ring. Laid part 41064 in place, with the ears on the remaining hub section, and as they used to say in the instructions when I built model airplanes "set aside to dry".

Next day, peeled off the tape and sanded down the JB flush with the 41064. Obviously 41064 and the snap ring are now as one but I'm sure a few taps with a chisel will release everything if (when) the bearing needs to be replaced. Put it all back together (the seal now fits around the JB Weld), and the speedo is functional. The JB is only loaded in shear, so I'm thinking this may hold up. And any future JB failure would possibly wreck the drive, but I would not be too worse off than now (he said as the front wheel locked at 70 mph)...that ain't gonna happen.

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