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PostAuthor: grahamd » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:21 am

I needed a replacement cable for my 94 XV750 (uk spec), so I ordered one from fleabay (£8.58 inc p&P), described as ;

QUALITY PATTERN PART TO FIT YAMAHA XV 750 1981-1996 SPEEDO CABLE

the new part arrived like yesterday, great delivery, and the bag stated part number 458980 (made by TSX), BUT the problem is it seems to be 2" short!!!!
Even if I go direct from hub to clock its still too damn short. The wheels are the correct size for the bike, the clocks are in the same place as any other XV750, so why is it too short?
I called the guy on fleabay, and he checks his stock and computer and assures me its the right part ??? then a colleque of his tells him to order the one thats 3" longer!! and send that to me, ok I have a solution, but why is there a difference, and all the other ones on fleabay are 458980 (all made by TSX). I guess I can sit back and wait for the new one to arrive, but I sure would like to know why.
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: kaphook » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:09 am

One cable to fit all bike from '81 looks wrong..


http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/yamah ... 00-00.html
for '81 to '83

http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/yamah ... 00-00.html
for '84 to '97

Could be you have a cable for an '81/'83 and the cable for the later models is a bit longer

It looks like all yamaha speedocable have the same number 83550, only the prefix is different.
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: SirDocWolf » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:44 am

I know that the cables have different heads to attach at the wheel. I had this problem when I put the '91 wheels on my '82. The cables were also shorter on the '82....
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: Jake » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:37 am

Anything listed as fitting 1981-1996 Virago should be suspect except for the oil filter.
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: grahamd » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:45 am

If it helps anyone, I got the replacement cable (same make) "TSX Hi-Lex cable" part number 458995

2" longer
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: grahamd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:23 pm

Installed the new cable, and nothing, the speedo was still dead as a do-do.

Rang around asking for prices on the Speedo drive unit (the bit on the front wheel), and almost died, talking almost $100 (US), or £70 in English.

Out of desperation I strip out the front wheel, every thing looks ok, so I put the wheel back in, connect up the cable, and rotating the wheel in reverse and the cable turns, spin the wheel forwards and NOTHING.
Strip out the wheel again, again check the drive unit, everything seems ok, start to put the wheel back in, when I notice the dogs (the lugs) of the unit do not seem to fit into the notches in the wheel hub, hmm.
Took the unit to my workshop and with much huffing and puffing, managed to get the thing to bits, and voila the plate with the lugs on was twisted, bent it back to shape, put it all back together, checked the cable was turning in both direcdtions, and stuck the wheel back in. Bingo speedo now works, and lots of bucks saved.
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: arnie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:58 pm

I was just going to suggest that! Did the same with my 1981 750.
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Re: Speedo Cable

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:04 pm

Edit the title of the thread please, add (SOLVED) to the end, exactly like you read it in this post.
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Re: Speedo Cable (SOLVED)

PostAuthor: SCPolymath » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:28 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right venue but I stumbled to this forum while dealing with my speedo whining at speeds from 10-40mph. I'm pretty sure that it's the cable not connecting with the gears correctly but after taking it apart, it looks to have some grease on it but not oil. Should I clean it out and/or oil it. If so what type would be ideal?

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