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I recently bought a 2004 V Star 650 Custom. The speedometer cable came loose at the wheel, and the inner cable fell out on the road. How do I install a new speedometer cable?

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In short, take the old one out and put a new one in.

For a more detailed description, look at my posts here:

Clicky here

Once you have the tank off, keep that bit of string tied to the top end of the old Speedo Cable.

Remove the rubber bushes and the two small plastic body panels at the front (one nut each).

Undo the cable at the front wheel.

Tie one end of the new cable to the bit of string.

Then thread the old cable out, dragging the new one into place.

Take it slowly and easy - This is a fiddly job and you need to bend and guide both cables around the electrics to avoid ripping them apart. Long needlenosed pliers and a girlfriend with small fingers will help.

Once replaced, reassemble in reverse order.

Any questions, give us here a shout.

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In short, take the old one out and put a new one in.

For a more detailed description, look at my posts here:

Clicky here

Once you have the tank off, keep that bit of string tied to the top end of the old Speedo Cable.

Remove the rubber bushes and the two small plastic body panels at the front (one nut each).

Undo the cable at the front wheel.

Tie one end of the new cable to the bit of string.

Then thread the old cable out, dragging the new one into place.

Take it slowly and easy - This is a fiddly job and you need to bend and guide both cables around the electrics to avoid ripping them apart. Long needlenosed pliers and a girlfriend with small fingers will help.

Once replaced, reassemble in reverse order.

Any questions, give us here a shout.

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