you can rotate the assembly at the wheel. Is there a key that can snap in there? Do I have to remove front wheel to/and replace it? Who sells that assembly?
Never had this type of a failure before.
Info much appreciated.
Thanx for all the input! Or is this something that hasn't been experienced by posters around here...come on motorheads, those with wrenchin chops chime in!
I'm lookin to see where I need to go with correcting this problem.
Sometimes questions don't get quick answers because the topic is unclear, or the problem isn't worded carefully enough so that the problem can be understood, or it's been covered dozens of times already, or it's just a boring subject. One or more of these things apply in this case.
The speedometer drive for a 94 Monster is pretty simple. There is a gear at the hub of the front wheel that spins, a cable that goes into that and runs up to the speedometer, then the speedometer itself. You need to check each of those to see which one isn't working.
Since my front wheel just happens to be off of the bike, in my garage, I had a look at the speedometer drive. It has a plastic ring that spins at the wheel rotation speed that turns a smaller gear that spins the cable. If that's what isn't working, you need to remove the front wheel to replace it. If you need directions on how to get the front wheel off, I posted instructions a little over a week ago on how to do it.
Thanx scott, when you're looking at that gear assembly, is there some type of keyway that locks it into the wheel axle/hub to keep it from rotating (it can only rotate as far as the cable lenght allows it to)? Or is it supposed to float?
The manuals do not address that.
Thanx for any input scott, don't know if I should say I'm glad you have your front wheel off or not though (but I am ).
Do you have any info on the speedometer gear assembly, type, where I can find one (order one from) and if there are aftermarket ones available...what will work bro's!
Hammer, I think I understand the question. On my 95, the plastic housing is basically held by friction and the resistance of the cable. When I took the wheel off for a new tire and reinstalled it, I found that the speedo drive housing was free to turn until the axle snugged up in the last turn or less. So I fiddled with its position a couple of times until I was happy with the way the cable curved up from it, then tightened the axle.
If you have loosened the clamp screws at the bottom of the left fork while trying to loosen the axle, the threaded insert may have shifted toward the wheel (don't ask how I know this). In that case, the axle may not pinch the forks in on the speedo drive housing properly to hold it by friction. In my case, I just tapped the axle in with a wooden mallet while it was threaded only halfway in. This seated the insert and I tightened the clamp screws on the bottom left leg and then finished installing the axle while positioning the drive housing as mentioned above.