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  1. M

    Acewell speedo settings

    So I'm getting a new Acewell speedo set up on my 1998 V-max and just want to run the settings by you all for a sanity check. I had a mechanic install it so I assume all the wires are correct but since I didn't do it myself I don't know which all wires there are in there! :ummm: Tach setting is...
  2. T

    Speedo lamp replacement

    Anyone know how to remove and disassemble speedo for led lamp replacement. I cant see the red and have some soft blue replacement led's on hand, but how does it come apart?:ummm:
  3. spottedsquirl

    Speedo whining

    Hi all! I have an 85 max and I was wondering if there was a fix or solution for the whining speedo. Thanks.
  4. CNN SUCKS DONKEY

    Hardly audible clicking / tapping sound in the speedo

    97 VMAX 25K; Ive been noticing a minute clicking sound coming from the speedometer at speed only. Anyone else heard this ? What was the issue / solution ? My first guess I hope...lubrication ?
  5. M

    Any tips for removing /replacing speedo ?

    I Have just received a replacement speedo (my origional was clouded and the tripometer didnt work ) is there anything i should be looking out for when removing and refitting ? any tips or links to assist the speedy swapover would be welcomed . Thanks
  6. vwaxxed

    No start, no headlight, no speedo light

    Leaving the gas station the other day, I went to start my bike. I hit the start button and nothing happened. After I cycled the key on and off a few times I was able to get it to start. Now it is doing the same hard to start issue, but when I eventually get it to start, there is no headlight or...
  7. Lotsokids

    Chinese Tach / Speedo / Shift Light $42

    What do y'all think about this? I know generally you get what you pay for. This unit has everything in a nice heads-up package, how our first gen V-Max should have been designed (in my opinion). Maybe a pain to install and set up, but it looks very practical. Even a gear indicator! Tach /...
  8. Traumahawk

    Speedhut GPS speedometer

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  9. 8

    Speedo drive cap?

    I'm going the GPS route for my speedo, gonna order from Sean when I have the funds. I just ordered a cheapie to get me going until I can order from Sean. So I've removed the stock speedo and drive cable. What's the best option to do with the stock speedo drive? Is there a cap available? Or...
  10. blaxmax

    Shift light in speedo

    Anyone know where to get this? Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNW6CYHwFv4&feature=youtu.be
  11. Cryptorchid

    Does the red '55' on speedo indicate a US import?

    Hi, thanks for adding me! I have just bought a 1999 Carbon Edition, 2 owners and 13600 miles on the clock in lovely 'un-customised' condition. When going to insure it in the UK, I am asked if it is an imported model. Though the registration number shows it to be a UK vehicle on the registration...
  12. M

    speedo interchangeable ?

    Are there any straight swap analogue speedos for Vmax ? e.g. virago/xjr ?
  13. S

    Speedo drive

    Does anyone know if the speedo drives are the same for mph or kph? Or is the gearing/ ratios different? Cheers.
  14. caseyjones955

    Cloudy speedo glass.

    I couldn't find anything on this. 99 Vmax, speedo glass is cloudy over the top 30%. I hit it with some Scratch-X and made no difference. It appears to be on the outside but I guess I cant be sure without removing the glass. I think this bike has been garaged most of it's life. I really...
  15. 59ski

    Speedo bulbs

    1985 - how do I get into speedo to replace bulbs? Only have the supplemental manual and can't find a anything. Thanks to anyone who can help.
  16. D

    Thundermax speedo needed?

    So, I bought the set of radials and got them on but now I don't have a functional speedo or reserve light and it's bothering me, I've gone about 20 miles without it and it's not increasing my miles lol So, anyone with the 17" thundercat front rim, do I require a new speedo? Can I make the old...
  17. N

    Speedo bulbs

    Hi guys, I'm new here, just bought a 9000 mile '85 Max and am completely rebuilding her. First question (of what I suspect will be many) is how do I get the speedo bulbs out? I've removed the speedo so that it's just connected by the speedo wire but can't work out how to pull the bulbs out of...
  18. K

    New speedo

    After the needle broke off on my old speedo, decided to try this cheap chinese made one. Actually was pretty simple to install. Just had a small bracket to attach the speedo to and then mount on the existing holes. Mechanical version so cable screws in. I already had a shift and rpm gauge so...
  19. K

    Speedo glass removal

    My speedo needle snapped off. Is there a way to remove the glass so that I can glue on a replacement? The center hub part is still there.
  20. vmax1968

    Speedo tripmeter reset knob

    Hello, My speedo is missing the tripmeter reset knob. Is this something that can be replaced/fixed or will I need a new speedo? 2004 VMX1200 Thanks, Marcelo
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