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Old 04-09-2012, 04:23 AM
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Default Speedo Cable Replacement

Hi guys,
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I have A 07 KLX 250, my first real bike, and i love it!! Since i have had it i have done over 3000k's of off road action, with no real problems to report.

On my last recent ride, i managed to rip out the speedo cable, with a log, no real drama. My question to you guys is, when replacing the cable, do you grease the cable? or just install the new one and go?. I greased mine, and i am just wondering what all you guys would do.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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I don't have that problem

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:03 PM
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It should be a sealed system, so greasing isn't likely to attract any additional dirt that isn't already in the system. I grease the speedo cables in my sleds.

If it were an open system (i.e. throttle cable) I would stick to a dry-type lube.

My '09 speedo is all electronic, so I don't have that issue.
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I would replace the speedo with a trai tech
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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^^^ Not everyone wants a $300 fix to a $20 problem...
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^^^ Not everyone wants a $300 fix to a $20 problem...
Quite, Thanks Rgoers.
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^^^ Not everyone wants a $300 fix to a $20 problem...
If you are paying $300 for a $100 bit you have massive problems
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Okay... My bad.

Not everyone wants a $129.95 (plus shipping) fix for a $14.09 (plus shipping) problem.

Better???
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