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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Speedo cable removal

A quick and dumb question, does the stereo need to be removed to get to speedometer cable?
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Hopefully one of the 1200 guys will know that answer



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I've got everything loose, but until I find a locksmith, the stereo will have to stay. And sorry, it's on a 1984 Interstate.
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Thank you fossil for stating that
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I believe you'll want to access the speedo cable plug-in from the front of the bike. Remove windshield and garnish strip, maybe headlights and their bracket, the vent under the headlights, etc. and you'll be able to access the back/bottom of the LED instrument cluster.
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The Interstate has the analog speedo and this is a pain in the as.... job.

1. Remove Mirrors/Windshield Trim

2. Remove Windshield and Headlight

3. Remove Speakers

4. Remove Dash Housing

5. Remove Seat, Top Pod, Fairing Pockets

6. Loosen Gauge to get to the cable.

Warning.....................this is a 4 coffee job and you only want to do it once so replace your globes while you are in there. For me..............I would be checking that the speedo drive is ok first. It is a much easier job.
If you have a mate with small hands....................get him a case of beer and invite him around. But you can't start on the beer until the job is done.

When all else fails.......... use a hammer!
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Thank you folks. I'll give it a try again tomorrow and hopefully get it changed. I was hoping to get lucky and be able just to change the cable, but it broke up by the speedo. The joy of being a fixer upper...
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I'm glad you got your answer because the Aspy isn't that hard. Thank goodness because I've worked on it a few times. Good luck with your repair.

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