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How to replace speedo drive v65?

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by Auris, May 25, 2016.

  1. Auris

    Auris Tuned and Synch'ed

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    My second speedo drive failed after a meachanic put in the new one (http://www.tlm.nl/webshop/en/speedo-drive-gear-set-v35-v65-617625300000-moto-guzzi). I've just received another one from my MG parts dealer (for free) and I'm thinking that this time I could do it myself. My question, is it possible to replace it with the bike on the stand and without removing the front wheel?
    My idea is to partly slide the axle out in a way that it still holds the wheel and one side of the front fork. Has anyone done that? Is it possible? Also, in order to release the axle, do I first unscrew the small hex screws and then the big nut, or the other way around?
     
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    Hi , sometimes the long way is the quickest. You may have to move the wheel out at least half way...
    Just make sure when all is in place and also when tightened up that the speedo drive tab washer is in the correct place and is not binding when you turn the wheel by hand. There should be a little free play . Those speedo drives are minimalist at best , but many go for years and years.
    Dave
     
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    Auris Tuned and Synch'ed

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    So here is an update. I did change the speedo drive successfully. Like I thought it was not necessary to remove the front wheel. I put the bike on the center stand and and slipped a wooden box under the engine sump in order to avoid the bike tipping over to the front. I unscrewed all the necessary bolts and slid the axle partially out, only as much so I could insert the speedo drive. I positioned the speedo drive into it's place and carefully slid the axle back. From then on it was a 2 min job to tighten all the bolts again. It was a surprisingly easy and quick job.
     

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