speedo...gas cap...and other ghost in the machine.

Marilyn Mason masonjs at nrtco.net
Thu Aug 2 06:03:33 PDT 2007

You had better lubricate your speedo drive and cable.  Remove front wheel
remove drive from the wheel and pack it with grease.  Pull the cable out and
lub it with oil.  slide cable back in attach speedo drive to wheel
reinstall.  Its a pain in the ass but cheaper than parts.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net>
To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:32 PM
Subject: speedo...gas cap...and other ghost in the machine.

> Couple things...
>   1. After installing my new front tire, my speedometer needle jumps
around a bit. Did I get the nut on the axle too tight? Is the cable dry?
Wasn't that way before.
>   2. I've mentioned before how gas makes it's way up throught the key hole
in my gas cap in warmer weather. It still is. I've checked all the venting
options and nothing is blocked as far as I can tell. There's a rubber seal
inside the cap that goes around the lock mechanism and I assume that is
what's supposed to keep gas from coming up through there. The seal in mine
is dry rotted and doesn't seal at all. Anybody know where to find one of
these little seals? It's not an o-ring, although I'm sure an o-ring would do
the trick if I could find the right size. This little seal is kind of like a
lip seal without the metal backing or spring.
>   Thanks for any help. Gettin' ready for Indiana....
>   Dave D.

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