56 speedo

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Billpan58
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56 speedo

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Post by Billpan58 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:50 am

can these be rebuilt, mine has started making a whine every so often[buddy tells me that the magnets inside are getting bad],along with eratic needle movement,any ideas would be appreciated,Bill



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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:53 am

oil

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:28 am

That would be the speed cup howlin. Try sewing machine oil or Marvel Mystery Oil. A little dab will do ya....bosheff

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:47 am

My speedo is erratic above 40 mph. A guy at Davenport said it's the cable that needs lube. It would be great
if the guys who know speedo's would pass along some tips. Pictures wouldn't hurt either. ;-)

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by noelm » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:09 pm

Whereabouts in the speedo do you put the oil??

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Billpan58 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:27 am

brother Bosheff, do you mean the drive unit assembly? thanks,Bill where do you live in mich,i'm up by Midland.

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:07 pm

Flip the speed-o over so yer eyeballin the nipple where the cable fastens to it. You will see a brass tittie starin at ya. A drop or 2 or 3 where the nipple is encased by a surround bushing will usually do the trick. While yer at it lube yer speed-o cable. Triflow works wonders on a cable/housing. Be sure to clean the cable and inner housing first before applying lube. If a few drops drops doesn't do the trick try adding a few more drops. This will usually stop the howlin and hopefully git the instrument workin again. I live in the Lansing area....bosheff

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Billpan58 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:24 am

Thanks,bill

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Billpan58 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:59 am

took speedo out and oiled prior to 70 mile ride today[47f. and windy,saw no other riders] all better,no noise.

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Re: 56 speedo

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Post by Bosheff » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:11 am

Ain't life grand?....bosheff

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