Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:30 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:30 pm linkquote
Hey all,

I was 300ish miles into my 2nd Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000 this weekend when my odo stopped counting. Speedometer still works fine, but not counting miles any longer.

Everything I could find on MV showed if one goes, they both go and I would need to replace the cable between the two. Is that still what I need to do or do you have any other ideas?



Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:06 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:06 pm linkquote
The cable is good if the speedo works. You may need a new instrument assembly unless you can replace the odo.
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:03 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:03 pm linkquote
There's something jamming the 10,000 mile dial. I'd try a local or not so local instrument specialist. Not musical.
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:14 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:14 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
There's something jamming the 10,000 mile dial. I'd try a local or not so local instrument specialist. Not musical.
I thought it was supposed to play a musical fanfare when you reach 10,000
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:19 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:19 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
I thought it was supposed to play a musical fanfare when you reach 10,000
In this case it's *sad trombone*
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:49 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:49 pm linkquote
Yep, cable's fine. I'm guessing one of the little geary things in the 10000's place isn't lined up right with the previous gear. It would have to be replaced.
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:02 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:02 pm linkquote
wow, and here i thought my 15,000 km was a feat.... holy moly, nice
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:39 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:39 pm linkquote
I don't know if the speedo is a sealed unit, but it might be worth removing it from your scooter and taking it to a clock repairer who might take on the challenge.
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:00 pm

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Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:00 pm linkquote
It's probably some grit has ingressed into the odo tumblers. One thing you can do if that is the case is remove the speedo from the headset and gently tap the speedo unit from different angles. Gently shake it. This has fixed many speedos over the years without having to strip it down. You can then just pop it back to see if it's worked. However, it could be something more serious which may cost you money.
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:16 am

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Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:16 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
There's something jamming the 10,000 mile dial. I'd try a local or not so local instrument specialist. Not musical.
Or smack it on the side with an open palm or a mallet.
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:46 am

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Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:46 am linkquote
This problem begs the question:
Why did Vespa replace the electronic odometer in my two older 250 GTSes with a less modern, less reliable, mechanical one? Cost or aesthetics?
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:05 am

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Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:05 am linkquote
In Italy, they know it's going to break, so they make it easy to fix. In Germany they design it so that if you follow the maintenance schedule, it will run forever, and in Japan they make it so it doesn't break before you want a new one. Hit it repeatedly until it moves. You are either going to knock it back into alignment or it will still be broken.
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:21 am

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Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:21 am linkquote
Couldn't get it fixed by myself. Just dropped it off at Moxie Scooters here in DFW. Those guys have been good to meā€”hoping they can find a good (cheap) solution.
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:15 am

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Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:15 am linkquote
Update: I was told the entire instrument cluster would need to be replaced. Apparently the entire odometer gear assembly broke apart. Bummer.

Question, anyone know if it's possible to put the Super Tech set up on a '12 GTS Super?
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:03 am

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Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:10 pm

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Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:10 pm linkquote
I love that! I might just do it!
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:40 pm

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Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:40 pm linkquote
Nice but there is no Vespa logo.
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:59 am

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Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:59 am linkquote
If it is just a gear, it could easily be 3D printed. My son made a speedo gear for my DR350 that works between the front wheel hub and the worm gear that turns the cable for pennies.



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