Scooter Newbie

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Scooter Newbie

Postby badger48 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:22 pm

Hi there

I'm Ian the proud owner of a 125 4t in deep blue. I would post a pic but the scoot, that I took delivery of on Monday, but it is currently under its cover on the naughty step. It's not coming out until it has thought about what it has done......or I get a replacement speedo cable !! 2 days on the road and 100km on the clock and my 30 year wait to ride a scooter was curtailed.

I see lots of advice on the forum on how to reduce the chances of it happening again.
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby mikey 69 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:19 am

Howdy doody dude, wecome along.
You can still ride without a working speedo as long as you dont pass loads of speed cameras :lol:
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby Lusciousthelock » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:38 pm

Welcome! My first Speedo cable lasted 19km and 30 minutes :D Second did 1200km & 4 months maybe they need running in? :lol: Been driving most of the month without one. Atleast it makes the mileage look low :D
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby badger48 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:00 pm

I have just tried to change the inner cable and the replacement did not reach the end of the plastic sleeve!! So far owning a scooter has made me very sweaty.
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby Lusciousthelock » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:25 am

Not sure whats going on there? Did you undo both ends of the outer cable or slide from one end to the other? I don't remember mine being any bother only popping out at the wheel end a couple of times? I've found most jobs to be simple just fairly fiddly.
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby badger48 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:20 am

I disconnected the cable at both the speedo & hub and slid the new inner down from the speedo end but it did not emerge out of the bottom of the sleeve. When I measured it against the two parts of the broken cable I removed it was about 2" too short. I've subsequently rang the dealer and they said that there were different cables available and it seems that although the cable I bought was sold as suitable for the model of scoot I have it was not. The dealer is now posting me a complete Italian aftermarket cable. Hopefully that do the trick!
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby Lusciousthelock » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:56 pm

Glad you got it sorted.
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby badger48 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:08 am

I fitted a complete replacement cable yesterday which was also about 2" shorter than the original fitted to my scoot. It looks like my scoot had a rogue cable fitted originally !
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Re: Scooter Newbie

Postby Bowcastle » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:17 am

Yeah I had the same problems as you - my original was about 2" longer than the replacements I got. I cut the outer sheath down so the new cable fitted. The original cable last 135 km and the new one has lasted over 1000 -
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