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Offline schrocketeer

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tripmeter mis-aligned
« on: May 08, 2019, 05:06:24 PM »
My tripmeter numbers have trouble staying lined up.
A year ago, I put new gears in, and after that the odometer and tripmeter worked fine. When it was time to reset the tripmeter, the 100 miles numbers and the tenths of miles number rolled together. If I turned the tripmeter knob to 99.9 miles, the next tenth would turn over to 000.0 miles.

About a month ago, as I would reset the tripmeter, the 100s of miles goes to midway between 0 and 1. The 10s of miles may go a third of the way up and stop.

I've tried to roll the reset knob backwards a little, to remove the backlash, but rolling from 99.9 it still looks like it may be 000.0 or maybe 100.0? Sometimes at 89.9, the next tenth rolls to 000.0.
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  • 1985 K100RT
Ken   Current: 85 K100RT, 70 CT70, 91 XR250, 97 XR100, 06 YFM400. Past Bikes: 95 VLX600, 86 TRX250, 02 GZ250, 83 Z50R, 78 ATC90, 86 XR250, 79 XR500, 72 AT1, 75 YZ360, 78 DT400, 75 DT125, 73 Trail 70, Dad's bikes I rode: 69 CL175K3, 71 R5-B

Offline schrocketeer

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Re: tripmeter mis-aligned
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 12:30:21 PM »
Jeff at odometergears.com suggested I call Overseas Speedometer in Texas, and ask to speak with Rick Borth. I'll post back what I find out.
  • North Alabama
  • 1985 K100RT
Ken   Current: 85 K100RT, 70 CT70, 91 XR250, 97 XR100, 06 YFM400. Past Bikes: 95 VLX600, 86 TRX250, 02 GZ250, 83 Z50R, 78 ATC90, 86 XR250, 79 XR500, 72 AT1, 75 YZ360, 78 DT400, 75 DT125, 73 Trail 70, Dad's bikes I rode: 69 CL175K3, 71 R5-B

Offline Chaos

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Re: tripmeter mis-aligned
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 12:37:30 PM »
if you're so inclined you can take the odo apart and have a look see.  I've reset the numbers when I've had to replace units on K bikes and others, not too difficult but requires some fudging around.  One of the cylinders may be one cog off.
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