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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Better way to correct Odometer Mis on new speedo?

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Replaced speedometer due to damage, current mileage is way LOWER than actual.
What is the best way to roll UP the mileage so that it will be correct? With a drill, it will take me roughly TWENTY ONE DAYS to get the mileage fixed. Thats insane, and my drill wouldnt make it that long anyway.

Ive tried taking the old unit apart to see if there is a way to do it, but i cant even get it apart lol.

Thanks in advance. Ive searched, everything ive found says to drill.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 03:10 PM
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what sort of mileage do you need the new speedo to say? would it not be easier to find one slightly lower than you need? rather than trying to wind one forward for thousands of miles
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I need one that has close to 30k on it lol the one I have now shows 5k. Ive thought if trying to find one closer but they are kinda hard to find on ebay with that high of mileage lol
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ive got one but its got just under 40,000 i dont know if they can be rewound or theres this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-Z...EAAOSwGXtXh7Wo
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They can rewound but it is just as slow. Seems like there should be a way to pull it apart, but it seems like its a sealed unit.
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If there's a speedohealer for your model, you can set the correction to a super high % and with some math, figure out when it's right.

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Mine is all analog, speedo cable, no sensors so I dont see how it would work.
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the speedo is sealed to stop ppl winding them backwards, so they cant sell high mileage bikes pretending to have lower miles. i dont think you will be able to wind it any other way than with a drill, or at least you shouldnt be.
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Apparently you're going to need some sort of transmission attachment for the drill, to get more rpm out of it. I don't know if such thing exists, but your best bet may be to put it on a rearstand and run it wide open. Still take awhile, but nowhere near as long as a drill. You can also be on the lookout for a cluster that's closer to what you need and sell this one- I'd think a low mile one is worth more than a high mile one.

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Apparently you're going to need some sort of transmission attachment for the drill, to get more rpm out of it. I don't know if such thing exists, but your best bet may be to put it on a rearstand and run it wide open. Still take awhile, but nowhere near as long as a drill. You can also be on the lookout for a cluster that's closer to what you need and sell this one- I'd think a low mile one is worth more than a high mile one.
How does that work when the speedo on this model in question is driven by a cable off the front wheel?
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Hmm Ill search ebay again for a higher mileage unit I suppose.
Thanks folks!
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How does that work when the speedo on this model in question is driven by a cable off the front wheel?
Hm... it doesn't.

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Try using a dremel instead of a drill?

Either way they aren't difficult to take apart and adjust to the correct mileage.
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Sounds like you've got a new business on your hands.

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I did try a dremel. It worked alot faster (afraid to go too fast for fear of burning up something in there), however the dremel spins in the wrong direction lol

dryvr12 care to share any tips on taking one apart? I have my old unit to practice on. I havent had any luck removing the lense from it.
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I did try a dremel. It worked alot faster (afraid to go too fast for fear of burning up something in there), however the dremel spins in the wrong direction lol

dryvr12 care to share any tips on taking one apart? I have my old unit to practice on. I havent had any luck removing the lense from it.

While I haven't messed with ZX7 speedometers specifically, everything I've dealt with has the lenses crimped on. You would have to get a screwdriver and uncrimp the lens from the speedometer housing. From there you can unscrew the gauge face and get to the odometer dial (be careful with the needle). Usually there is a circlip or e-clip that has to be undone on the side of the dial and each number on the dial must be individually corrected. From there it can be reassembled and re-crimped.
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Ive been prying on the lense trying to uncrimp it, but cant tell if its doing any good yet. Havent gotten it loose enough to even spin the lense, but ill keep trying. Gotta go back to work tomorrow so it may be a few before I get to mess with it, but ill keep trying.
Thanks for the tips dryvr12!
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