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Old 08-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #49
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: DeKalb County, Illinois
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Originally Posted by radianrider View Post
Got the tire on. Well, an adv member, bwringer, got the tire on. I ruined two tubes in my first attempts. Seemed a bit much, so a he stepped in. Appreciate it.

Next up, looks like the tach needs some attention. Started screaching on my last ride. Lubed the cable and it stopped the noise, but it runs really slow in comparison to throttle input. Apparently the lubrication used 27 years ago has a life span of about 27 years.

Two schools of thought about how to fix it. One involves prying off the bezel and cleaning it, the other involves cleanly cutting the case open, cleaning the mechanism and then gluing the case back together.
Let me offer a third option...I just dealt with a dragging speedometer on my Nighthawk by pulling the cluster out of the housing and squirting WD40 into every little weep hole and opening I could find. It didn't completely eliminate the problem but it did reduce it significantly, enough to satisy me for my daily rider.
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