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ITI speedometer lugs

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by Hydrolastic, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. Hydrolastic

    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Riding my 2003 Cal Titanium yesterday, I noticed my speedometer was slowly clocking to the left yesterday, and that I could move it by hand. I figured the back cover was just loose, so I set about yesterday to snug things up. Unfortunately, it was loose because the rubber isolation lugs have come apart, one completely and the other near so. Has anyone had success in repairing this before? The lugs don't seem to be available separately from the gauge. I can glue them back together, but I'd like to do something more permanent. One thing - the answer is not to replace the gauges, that is out of the budget at this point.

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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    One other thing to watch for - if the gauge clocks to the left, it rests the odometer reset knob on the cable guide. The vibrations transmitted will slowly fatigue and crack the reset knob. I already replaced it with a new one.

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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Gorilla glue may be your friend in this case. I'm pretty sure it can bond rubber to metal. Another possibility is to see if the end at the speedometer is removable. Then just fabricate solid mounts. The isolation mounts on airhead BMWs rectifiers fail like that and I use solid mounts to replace them.
     
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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    One other question - the long brass nuts attached to the bushing - in most people's experience, are they snugged up all the way, or are they supposed to be unthreaded to meet the back of the outer housing? One was slightly loose, and one was all the way up. BTW, the mounts on the tachometer look perfectly fine.

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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Every one that I have ever seen after removing the exterior cover, is snugged all the way up.

    It's a shame somebody overtightened that up to the point that it tore the rubber. What possesses people to keep turning nuts and screws to the point where they no longer turn anymore, thereby stripping and/or breaking them, befuddles me.

    You might want to email your picture to somebody like Joel, and ask him if he can obtain that part or sell it to you?

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    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Might have been a farmer. I have a very long term friend who was brought up on, and now owns a 1/4million acre sheep station in the Pilbara. We each owned a 1981 Beemer R100RS. Every time he ventured south he'd stay with me and we'd catch up on the myriad of repair/service items on his bike. I'm sure his bike was a couple of Kg heavier than mine, due to the number of Time-Serts (like HeliCoils). I'm sure his theory of nuts and bolts was simply tighten up until it goes soft, then back it off 1/2 a turn.

    Farmers in Oz are renown for their bush mechanic skills. If it can't be fixed with a hammer and a bit of fencing wire, then it can't be fixed - period!
     
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