[OntVFR] speedo joint problem
jksp1944 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 14:21:51 EDT 2015
On the ride about a month ago one of the guys had mounted a system to monitor the charging system. Mine did a meltdown two weeks ago so would like to contact him to see how he did it.
Would appreciate getting in touch with him.
jksp1944 at gmail.com
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> On Sep 14, 2015, at 11:38 AM, J Tam <jordantamlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Robyn,
> Unless there was a serious 30 degree kink in the cable routing (not likely) or a severe lack of lube inside the cable housing (meaning check the housing for cracks), the weak link is that white plastic drive. When mine wore out the first time, I used JB Weld Metallic Epoxy to "cast" the void left behind from the consumed plastic. I used a Dremel to rout out four keys and wrapped the rectangular cable End with two layers of Invisible Scotch Tape for a release agent. The trick is to get the End centred exactly. I'm trying to remember what i jigged to centre it, but it wasn't a difficult gig, since i was on the road that same day.
> In retrospect, I should have made a mold and made more.
> Also, in retrospect, I shoulda skipped the release agent.
>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Robyn B Landers <rblanders at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> On a trip to Quebec this past weekend, the speedo joint failed again
>> on my '93 VFR. This is the third one to fail. Each one failed sooner
>> than the one before. Anybody else having this problem? Is there
>> something I don't know about for proper installation or adjustment
>> or something to prevent early failure?
>> Last time it happened I ordered two, and of course, I did not put
>> the spare one in my travel kit. Not much help on the shelf at home.
>> It wasn't an in-stock part at any of the dealers I called on the
>> trip (Kingston, Belleville, Ottawa, various in Quebec).
>> I don't know how many series of VFR use this part.
>> Obviously 1990-1993 and I expect 1994-1997 series; maybe more.
>> Also don't know what other Honda models might use the same part.
>> It's a little round white plastic doo-dad that fits in the
>> speedometer cable pickup assembly down near the clutch slave
>> cylinder at the countershaft sprocket. Costs about $8.
>> The symptom is that the speedometer needle starts to wiggle a bit
>> instead of staying steady, and gradually registers a lower and
>> lower speed, and wiggles worse, until eventually it just bounces
>> around down near 20 to 40 km/h regardless of actual speed.
>> The odometer and trip meter are also affected, so you have to
>> gauge your speed by surrounding traffic and your combination
>> of gear and tachometer.
>> '93 VFR "Snow White"
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