ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   2 smokers (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=84)
-   -   '78 Suzuki TS185 Trip Odo Repair (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780284)

MPH 04-09-2012 10:04 AM

'78 Suzuki TS185 Trip Odo Repair
 
I saw a post a coupla weeks back about a fellow who inserted something into the trip odo reset knob on his vintage 2-stroke and made it work. This got me to thinkin' ...

All-original 1978 TS185, the knob to pull out and reset the trip odometer no longer functions, it just pulls off completely. I found a miscellaneous "small screw" to stick in there but it didn't go. I pulled off the knob and the rubber seal to expose the trip odo reset shaft. Sure 'nuff, when I reach in with needle-nose pliers, I can pull that shaft out, it goes "click" and then it can wind/rewind the trip odo. Cool, it functions, I just need to get the knob attached to the shaft somehow.

I took a closer look at the shaft: metallic, with what appears to be very small/very fine threads in the middle. Off the speedo comes and I take it to my local Ace Hardware store. The HHM mates it up with a very small 2mm x 8mm screw that threads very nicely into said threaded hole.

Issue FIXED, for a wholloping $0.45. 2mm x 8mm screw. There you have it. :clap:clap

I no longer have to rely upon a Sharpie and pieces of duct or masking tape stuck to the fuel tank to remind me of how long it's been since I filled up the tank. Tape/Sharpie is now reserved for directions (analong/old school version of GPS).

Mark


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014