[OntVFR] speedo joint problem

John Power 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. 
Thanks,
John Power
Mississauga
647 886-3300
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.
> /jordan
> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> Robyn
>> '93 VFR "Snow White"
>> 
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