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      C-J
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      @cjrowlands
      Merseyside
      Gv125

      Hi how do I replace my Speedo cable on my Aquila gv 125  got a new cable  from here a while back but havnt gotten round to sorting it but as I was doing some maintenance  jobs figured I would do that as well but I can’t figure out how it goes to my Speedo clock as its not like any normal Speedo cable that iv seen before with the ends that screw straight into the back of the clocks and onto the front wheel iv asked my mates and they are just as confused as me we took off the head light and back cover of the clock and there’s nothing there  the wire that goes from my wheel to where ever it goes to count the speed is much thinner than the one iv brought  and have seen before and feels like it’s snapped in many places

      my rev counter works and the fuel gauge just not the Speedo or odmeter it is a digital fuel gauge and milage in centre but analogue Speedo and rev clock (original ones that came with the bike ) any body shed some light on this please many thanks

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
      North UK
      GTR

      Ahhhh, you need to do the following

      1. Lift the tank, and put it away safely  (mind the fuel level sensor cable!)
      2.  Then look at the LEFT SIDE of the airbox , you will see a 3 pin plug that is  GREEN, ORANGE, BLACK (as my memory recalls)

        Disconnect it.

        Then go find Allen Key (6mm)  , and  Allen Key BIG  (12mm)

        Remove the front wheel.

      3. Now get grease (Putoline Race Grease is very recommended or similar product that beats it) =>? Grease the sensor cause water , dirt, and spin stress will dry out out and go dead!
      4.  Fit your new sensor on to the wheel  (watch the METAL HOOKS) that are supposed to go on the wheel indents (you will see it with your own eyes what I mean)
      5.  Make sure the plastic tab on the speed sensor is FACING REAR WHEEL (GOING TO THE BACK—->)

        Or in otherwords look at the  “GAP TAB” that looks like this  ||___||   ,  make sure that part is facing 3pm direction towards the backwheel.

        This tab is to make sure it hits the “TAB” that is on your fork leg  (You must look for the tab on your fork leg to understand what i am saying)

        You will see why , the TAB on the fork leg is to stop the speed sensor from spinning forward as the wheel rotates or it may pull cable and it will be a very very very bad day if the cable entangles itself on to the wheel while riding

        I can’t stress it.

      6. Next up ,  again make sure everything is aligned properly on the wheel and fit the wheel back inside.
      7.  Double check  #3 to #5  again!!!!! ^^^^^
      8. Guide the cable with zip tie nicely up to the brake hose until it ends up inside the frame where the airbox is
      9.  Connect the sensor
      10. Turn Key on.
      11.  Have a friend hold the bike safely and rise front wheel up.
      12. spin it hard , spin , spin, spin = He will tell you if its now saying 5mph etc….  (Then the sensor is working)
      13. Spin again,  check everything is safe ,  don’t overtighten things but just make it safe enough to ride. Use mechanic to verify or your own wisdom if you already did this before on past bikes.
      14.  tuck the cables under theairbox nicely so the rain weather doesn’t try to rot them.  Use contact cleaner and also ACF50 to stop future rust inside every single plug you can find

        DO NOT USE WD40! – It will go on fire!  — Just acf50 is allowed to protect every plug and naked wire you see in the bike even your coils,   hell hide your brake disc and dress her up in ACF50 all over even the exhaust , engine , etc …. It will burn off a sweet smell and it has a shiny layer of protection (for a little while!)

        Main key is making your sure your electric plugs do not rot this coming winter!

       

      Close your bike up and ride safe.

       

       

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

    • #13873
      C-J
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      @cjrowlands
      Merseyside
      Gv125

      Thanks for that very detailed response it will come in very handy next question is do you sell the replacement at all ? Iv seen a couple on flea bay but they have a metal end not a white pin plug ?

    • #13885
      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
      North UK
      GTR

      Thanks for that very detailed response it will come in very handy next question is do you sell the replacement at all ? Iv seen a couple on flea bay but they have a metal end not a white pin plug ?

      Send me an email, and i will see if we can hunt a new one for you for the GV as it is longer cabled   (GTR bikes have a shorter travel but still fit awkwardly as not to pull the cable!)

      If not, I will hunt a used one for you

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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