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Offline Bokobob

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Odometer repair
« on: December 20, 2014, 03:23:19 PM »
1987 k75 with odometer that stopped working.....
Found a company in Texas named

Overseas Speedometer..

If you have any feedback on this firm, please reply with your comment or opinion..

Thank you

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Offline Elipten

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 04:12:17 PM »
Nice man, knows his stuff.  Did a great job.  Well reviewed on this site and others.  While in there consider putting in Frankenduck LED conversion, which Overseas can do for you.
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Offline Bokobob

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 10:11:11 AM »
Thank you for the testimonial...I'll start to dismantle it and get it sent off..

 
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Bob
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1994 Honda Magna 750 V4
1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 500

Offline Elipten

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 10:49:29 PM »
He only repairs on Friday at his lake house.  So don't expect 1 day turnaround or anything like that.  Been there in person, plenty of parts, knows his stuff.
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Offline detbmw

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 06:59:01 AM »
I used him in 2012, did an excellent job. My speedo is within 1 mph of my gps.
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Offline billday

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 08:14:01 AM »
If your speedo is working, but not your odo, it could just be that the gears are stripped in the odometer (not unusual).

If you're not afraid to get in there and take things apart, you can buy a replacement from MAXBMW for about $110.

Part number     62 11 2 305 175

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Offline detbmw

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 11:32:47 AM »
If your speedo is working, but not your odo, it could just be that the gears are stripped in the odometer (not unusual).

If you're not afraid to get in there and take things apart, you can buy a replacement from MAXBMW for about $110.

Part number     62 11 2 305 175

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/62112305175_1_B.jpg

I found that my speedometer usually would work intermittently after I removed the FD to lube the pinon splines. The speedo/odometer would quit for a while, then work, then quit for a while. I put a very small dab of bulb grease on the two pins of the speedo wire connector under the right-side battery cover. The speedo immediately started working again and I've never had that problem since.

It's good maintenance to do anyway, and it helps the pins to make a good connection (since the speedo uses wiring instead of a cable).
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Offline TimTyler

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 12:09:42 PM »
Bulb grease and dielectric grease are non-conductive. The help seal out moisture and lube plastic connectors, but I don't understand how they could improve electrical connections.

Offline wmax351

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 02:08:01 PM »
Bulb grease and dielectric grease are non-conductive. The help seal out moisture and lube plastic connectors, but I don't understand how they could improve electrical connections.

They prevent corrosion. The contacts press through the grease, and make contact with each other. The silicone prevents corrosion from forming in those spots.
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Offline bocutter Ed

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 03:19:51 PM »
also prevents arcing in switches & relays.
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Offline TimTyler

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 03:28:50 PM »
Copy that! Thx.

Offline wmax351

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »
The best procedure for electrical connections is a shot of WD-40 or PB-blaster to remove corrosion, followed by dielectric grease. Worth doing to all connections on your brick as preventative maintenance.
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Offline enb54

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 12:18:01 AM »
I'll 3rd that, more problems with electrical connections solved on all machines by ensuring good clean connections followed by the application of dielectric grease, especially the problematic speedometer connection...
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Offline Bokobob

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 01:13:53 PM »
Got the unit back and it cost $200 plus two way freight of total of $75....Well pleased with how it works now....have not compared speedo calibration vs gps as I don't ahve that setup.
Oh yes, and I did use Overseas Speedometer in Austin TX to do the work..very satisfied...

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Offline bakio

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Re: Odometer repair
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 03:39:13 PM »
My odometer just died on a 94 K75, and I'm going to send it to Texas. Any things to watch for or hints for pulling the panel?
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