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    Quote Originally Posted by scootrp125x View Post
    I put a drop of oil on the speedo gear and put the bike back together.

    I rode to work yesterday with the temp at 35 degrees. Rode home last night at 37 degrees. So far no whine or needle fluctuation on my speedo! Will ride to work again today and give it another test.
    As I mentioned in my post, this worked for me for a short time, but the squealing and needle fluctuation returned. The bushing that the spinning magnet is attached to gets worn until the magnet actually contacts the steel disk the speedo needle is attached to and makes it jump around. No way to fix it except buy a replacement. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awagnon View Post
    As I mentioned in my post, this worked for me for a short time, but the squealing and needle fluctuation returned. The bushing that the spinning magnet is attached to gets worn until the magnet actually contacts the steel disk the speedo needle is attached to and makes it jump around. No way to fix it except buy a replacement. Good luck with it.
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    I'm not holding my breath that this will be a long term fix but it works for now and I now know how to take everything apart if I have to replace the speedo. I cant find fault with a learning experience!
    04 R1150RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootrp125x View Post
    I cant find fault with a learning experience!
    What's that saying? " Time spent learning is never wasted." Clearly one of the values in doing your own wrenching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awagnon View Post
    What's that saying? " Time spent learning is never wasted." Clearly one of the values in doing your own wrenching.
    Even if it is the hard way.
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    Ufda happens..........

    It's all about the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootrp125x View Post
    I'm not holding my breath that this will be a long term fix but it works for now and I now know how to take everything apart if I have to replace the speedo. I cant find fault with a learning experience!
    Glad to hear the problem is solved! Always a good feeling to fix it yourself.

    By the way, GSAddict is the guy who showed me the tiny drop of oil fix. He's got a million of em so I borrow a few.
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