Honda express speedometer being sluggish

Does anybody know how to disassemble a Honda express speedometer? Mine is acting up. The needle is working but moving very slow and returning slow to. Any help would be great.

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Just spray WD-40 through the hole where the cable connects. (edited)

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Spray too much wd40 and you might be sorry. I'd say its an internal problem and not the drive or cable itself. But the cable does need some oil if you haven't already. The grease inside speedo has most likely hardened over time.

I've only ever taken apart Huret Speedos so I can't say about these. If you cant get it repaired, I do have a low milage one for sell.

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Jack Rutherford /

yeah, I've had various speedo issues and wondered what the causes were:

1. speedo needle keeps doing 360s while riding;

2. speedo needle reads way too slow;

3. speedo needle seems fine and then all of a sudden jumps 4-6 mph;

4. speedo needle does nothing (cable not working?).

I doubt any owner's manual addresses anything specific with speedometer maintenance but I could be wrong.

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I would try a little light machine oil vs WD, I don't remember seeing any maint schedule, but will review my manual when I get time, I doubt anyone ever dreamed any of these would still be on the road this long!

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Captain Janeway /

Did you pull the cable completely out? Broken or rounded tips?

Sometimes I've just had to finagle them to seat properly.

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Kind of a long shot but the font used on those numbers looks exactly like the speedo heads on QT 50 Yamaha. Both being Japanese they could share some outsourced parts. That being said I've had good luck quieting down QT speedos by gently taking cover off, removing the screws holding head to housing, remove head but don't take it apart and lubing all the plastic gears and their rotational mounting holes with light machine oil. Then I put a speedo cable into the head and with my cordless screwdriver run it for a mile or so, wipe off excess oil, let it sit on some paper towels overnight to soak any remaining drops before putting it back together. Just don't take the needle off.

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Excellent contributions ^^

My only point about the wd40 was that if you spray too much inside the speedo it may end up on the dial and glass. (edited)

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> Excellent contributions ^^

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> My only point about the wd40 was that if you spray too much inside the

> speedo it may end up on the dial and glass.

I've had that happen, it dries clear. I actually use WD-40 to clean crusty speedos I find. If you have a speedo that you can't read due to corrosion/dirt/whatever on the inside of the glass, WD-40 will clean it right up

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Colin Davis /

I sprayed it with a Lubricant and it didn’t do anything.

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> Colin Davis Wrote:

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> I sprayed it with a Lubricant and it didn’t do anything.

Wait, is the end of the needle curved up and touching the glass?

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> Colin Davis Wrote:

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> I sprayed it with a Lubricant and it didn’t do anything.

What lubricant and exactly where did you spray ?

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With the cable unhooked from speedo spin the front wheel and watch to see if it's turning smoothly

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> With the cable unhooked from speedo spin the front wheel and watch to

> see if it's turning smoothly

Watch the inner cable ... ;)

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Colin Davis /

The the cable isn’t rounded and when I spin the speedometer with a drill using an adapter I made it does the same thing.

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Colin Davis /

Yes it spins smoothly and even smoother after I oiled it

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If you need a new speedo i can sell you the one off my parts bike i can test it if your interested

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