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Old 27-03-2007
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Speedo drive 'cap'?

Folks. The speedo cable on the WR caught on something down the coast on the weekend and is now completed ****ed. It broke it in 2.

As i have opted to purchase a trail tech in the next couple of weeks can someone give me a suggestion as what to do with the top of the speedo drive where the cable screws on to?

I want to keep the water and shit out of it to save the wheel bearings...

Also. I am going to off load the original speedo. What do you think would be a good price to ask for it, and is anyone interested. It only has 1200 odd kays on it.

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You should get a speedo drive replacement, it's just an aluminium spacer made to the same basic dimensions as the speedo drive, which means you can take the drive out altogether. I'm not sure who does them for Yamaha's but if you know someone with a lathe they are pretty easy to make.

Personally I wouldn't be selling the original speedo, I'd put it in a box for when you sell the bike.
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Give Ballards a call, they have the caps and also the speedo replacement blank you are after.
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you get a selection of different caps with the trail tech
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Rippa,just found out today that if you ride through water when your bearings are hot they suck water in and root them anyway,greased or not.As if your gonna wait half an hour for them to cool down anyway.From your local bearing joint they are cheap anyway.Mate i woud just tape it up until you get your new speedo
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Stick a small piece of plastic in the hole and silicon over the top. When you get a new cable you can just pick the silicon out and install it.
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you get a selection of different caps with the trail tech

yep - just glue it on with a bit of silicone or contact adhesive.
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Silicon works. Did it to my KTM - just filled the void, no need for any other plastic plugs. When it came time to sell, I just dug it out and put the speedo cable back in. I changed the original for a digital one too.
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Thanks fellas.

Silicone it is

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