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Speedo cable on 88 interstate
Hi posy

Speedo not working

Any tips on best way to change cable don't want to strip down whole of front of bike if not needed.
Can you help ????

Xxx Gadgit xxx
London GB
Xxx Gadgit Xxx

London GB

Take care now


1986 GL 1200 SEI White 45k miles
1988 gl1500 se white 38 k miles
1984 GL 1200 Aspencade Beige Brown 48k miles
1986 GL 1200 Interstate . Burgandy Red. 48 k miles
1990 GL 1500. Deep Burgandy Red 51k miles
1988 GL 1500 . Dark green 52k miles

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#1 04-06-2014, 08:49 AM,
If I remember right, my light had to come out
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#2 04-06-2014, 06:43 PM,
First, did it suddenly quit or have the nylon gears been making a whining sound?
Check at the front wheel to make sure the cable is still attached to the sender. Is the screw which holds the cable in place still there? Is the cable being held snuggly up against the sending unit?
If you have checked all this and the speedo still does not work…
Is the cable still in one piece? If so,
To gain access to the back of the instrument cluster which is where the cable goes in you will need to remove the headlight to get to the bolts which holds the cluster in place.
Not a difficult job, but this is a GOLDWING and getting to some things means digging down to them!!!!

Peel the rubber boots back from fairing at each mirror.
Loosen (don’t remove) the bolt which holds the aluminum trim which passes above the headlight, one bolt on each side of the fairing.
Using your fingers or being gentle with a screw driver, pry in the middle of the aluminum trim which passes above the headlight until it ‘POPS’ out of its metal clip.
You will need to remove the two bolts which hold this clip in place – take note of which way this clip is positioned.
Below the headlight is a plastic panel which finishes the look of the front of the fairing – it is held in place by two Philip head screws.
Removing this trim exposes two more bolts which need to come out.
The headlight now comes out.
Looking in the cavity where the headlight was, you will see four nuts – the two at the top are what hold the instrument cluster in place.
Once removed, don’t drop them in the fairing! Re-installing them is just as exciting. LOL

From the seat of the bike, while facing the instruments there is the plastic trim which needs to be removed….
Speakergrills or speaker blanks need to be removed to expose the fasteners which hold the plastic trim of the instrument cluster in place.
Be careful. This plastic is old and dry and easily broken.
This plastic trim feeds below the rubber/foam at the base of the windshield and may be reluctant to come out.
It will be even more reluctant to go back in.

The instrument cluster should now be able to move enough for you to get your hand behind it to unscrew the speedometer cable, unplug the electrical and extract the cluster from its resting place.

Before reinstalling the cluster after repairing your current issue, might I suggest replacing ALL the instrument lights so you won’t have to go through this again to replace one light bulb.
(don’t ask)

Re install in reverse order.
Burying takes as much time as digging it out.

Good Luck.

-Ride On
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#3 04-10-2014, 11:29 AM,
Hi guys where does the speedo sensor cable plug into ( dash end ) ??
On a 86 sei
Xxx Gadgit Xxx

London GB

Take care now


1986 GL 1200 SEI White 45k miles
1988 gl1500 se white 38 k miles
1984 GL 1200 Aspencade Beige Brown 48k miles
1986 GL 1200 Interstate . Burgandy Red. 48 k miles
1990 GL 1500. Deep Burgandy Red 51k miles
1988 GL 1500 . Dark green 52k miles

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#4 01-25-2016, 01:58 PM,
On theAspy 85 it plugs into a connection on a metal bracket on the left side of the frame under the false tank


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#5 01-25-2016, 04:54 PM,
Does any one know how to take offthe speedo hub from the wheel ?
Xxx Gadgit Xxx

London GB

Take care now


1986 GL 1200 SEI White 45k miles
1988 gl1500 se white 38 k miles
1984 GL 1200 Aspencade Beige Brown 48k miles
1986 GL 1200 Interstate . Burgandy Red. 48 k miles
1990 GL 1500. Deep Burgandy Red 51k miles
1988 GL 1500 . Dark green 52k miles

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#6 02-09-2016, 10:51 AM,


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