There is no speedo cable. The previous owner removed the speedometer and there is just a plug where the cable connected to the metering assembly .
Is it possible to rebuild the metering assembly or can I use a spacer as on the other side and eliminate the metering assembly altogether?? Or do I have to buy a new one?
The inner bearing feel fine, they turn easy, real smooth.
Originally Posted by Bronco638
Well, not to sound snide but anything is possible. Try removing the speedo cable from the metering assembly. If the assembly is still hard to turn, you may have an issue there. I have read of metering assemblies failing. If the assembly now spins more easily, then you might have an issue with the cable. Have you tried to spin the inner bearing races themselves? Do they turn smoothly or feel slightly "notchy"? At this point, you just need to make it a process-of-elimination series of events. With 7K miles, I wouldn't think that the bearings would be toast (in the picture you posted, they seem OK) but then I don't know the history of the bike, either.