Why Won't My Speedometer Work Anymore?

by Dan Morgan
(Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

I have a 2008 Roketa Bali 150cc Motor Scooter.

I have had it since April of 2008, just over 2 years. It has about 5,400 miles on it.

The speedometer stopped working the other day for NO apparent reason. I unscrewed the cable from the black little round thing that turns with the tire, and checked to see if the cable had broken. It doesn't seem to have. I greased it and put it back in.

What else could have worn out or broken? PLEASE advise... Thank you!

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Sep 12, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

First take the cable out of your sensor at the bottom where it plugs into the wheel and hook it up to a drill motor and see if your speedometer is working. If not, pull the inner cable all the way out and make sure it's not broken.

If it works, then pull the inner cable out and plug it into your wheel sensor and spin the wheel. If the cable turns then maybe the cable wasn't screwed in tight enough.

If not, then something is wrong with the gear or index point on the wheel at the sensor.

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