Wow! Will be lock tighting that soon!!! ;DRoyson said:Yep, I've had mine come off on the highway. It broke the day before, so I got a new one, installed it and went. About an hour after the install, it had vibrated off while on the highway, and started flying around, bouncing off the rim and forks. Scared the crap out of me when I heard that much noise come from the front end!
just use loctite . only dont use the red unless you plan on using a blue wrench to remove it if it needs replacing .MrSciTrek said:Since it'd be tough to safety wire that bugger, the Locktite seems to be the best solution.
I put 2 nylon ties, in an X pattern, around the cable and connecting to the fairing frame. The instrument box keeps it from being snug to the frame, maybe by 2 inches. This is located betwen the two screws that hold the bottom of the fairing on to the frame.
2 inches seemed too loose to hold it if the cable came unscrewed, so I look another nylon tie & looped it around the center of the X pattern 3 times & pulled it snug. The hope is that it'd keep the cable from whipping around as described previously. Especially since the stock black metal support (below) had broken off.
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I agree ! WD-40 becomes sticky after awhile .HooliganD said:You can by general cable lube at most shops. Some people say WD40, I don't think that's the best idea, sprayable graphite or any form of lithium grease would be OK. I just use cable lube which can be picked up at any bike shop or on line.
maybe find someone with hands the size of a four year old?redkow97 said:is there a trick to getting the threads on the speedo cable to hook w/o taking off the front fairing or gauges?? I just spent 25 minutes with my hand contorted under the fairing, twisting (the right way, i swear) to no avail...