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Jul 19th 2018, 09:48 AM   #1
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Speedo Fail

My speedo / odo crapped out on the way home from work last night... Only noticed it when I pulled up beside a cop in a 25 mph zone. Luckily he was making a left turn and didn't notice me. Got the front sprocket cover off the HOT engine to find a case of $100 part dying because the $0.05 part failed to do its job. The giant flat washer is keyed and bent over the output shaft nut to keep it tight... or not. The little bastard flattened out, wore sloppy, and let the nut back off almost a full turn. I torqued the nut back down as best I could while standing on the rear brake and using a breaker bar left handed at my ankle, then bashed the damned washer back where it belongs. Still don't have a speedo or odo. Looks like the hall effect sensor is fucked. OF COURSE all the dealers were already closed, and don't open till 10 am today. I could get the sensor off ebay, but it won't be here in time for my ride Saturday.











Jul 19th 2018, 10:06 AM   #2
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Looks like it's time for a chain and sprocket set too.

Use red loctite on the countershaft sprocket nut and replace that washer next time. It's about done.
Jul 19th 2018, 11:02 AM   #3
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Looks like it's time for a chain and sprocket set too.

Use red loctite on the countershaft sprocket nut and replace that washer next time. It's about done.
That's the plan. I've found steel sprockets usually last two chains before they need replaced. In 60,000 miles I've gone through several of each, and never had this nut come loose. In fact, it's normally a nightmare to get he thing OFF.

The challenge right now is just getting the sensor. NOBODY carries it. I've called all the dealers from Enumclaw through Auburn, Issaquah, Bellevue, and up to North Seattle. I even called OPM on the off chance they might have it. Nope. It would be ten times cheaper to get it from Amazon or Ebay, but it still wouldn't be here for the weekend. It's even more frustrating because it's such a simple part that it's used on several models over the last ten years or more. Kawi 21176-0065 is on the Ninja 250, Ninja 300, Ninja 650R, Versys 650, ER-6n, Vulcan S, and KLX110. From what I've seen, that is the sensor and the bracket - the sensor itself is probably used on EVERY Kawasaki.
Jul 19th 2018, 11:41 AM   #4
 
  Jun 2018
  portland

  650 v star
Next time get a bike with a drive shaft. Chains suck
Jul 19th 2018, 11:43 AM   #5
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
...Ninja 650R, Versys 650, ER-6n, Vulcan S...
These bikes all have the same engine in them which explains the part usage.

The bracket looks like it can be used without issue unless it's bent in a way that the pics don't illustrate. The sensor may still work as well. Try it out if you haven't yet.


They're a hell of a lot cheaper on eBay at around $20 or so for the whole assembly. Might be worth contacting a seller to see if they can have one to you by Saturday if you pay the shipping.

This one is in Idaho...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-KAWASA...pos=98312-6139
Jul 19th 2018, 12:05 PM   #6
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
These bikes all have the same engine in them which explains the part usage.

The bracket looks like it can be used without issue unless it's bent in a way that the pics don't illustrate. The sensor may still work as well. Try it out if you haven't yet.


They're a hell of a lot cheaper on eBay at around $20 or so for the whole assembly. Might be worth contacting a seller to see if they can have one to you by Saturday if you pay the shipping.

This one is in Idaho...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-KAWASA...pos=98312-6139
Thanks. It's sad to see how many of these bikes are being parted out. I could build an entire bike with ebay parts... frame from you, engine from you, fork legs from two different sellers, levers from four different sellers...
Jul 19th 2018, 04:30 PM   #7
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
Thanks. It's sad to see how many of these bikes are being parted out. I could build an entire bike with ebay parts... frame from you, engine from you, fork legs from two different sellers, levers from four different sellers...
Ha! Yeah, I know what you mean. I had an 07 650R that chucked the chain and busted up the engine case pretty bad. I got an engine case set, swing arm and some used fairings on eBay pretty cheap, threw about $130 in gaskets and misc parts and a chain and sprocket kit at it and it was good as new.
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