Plastic Gear for Speedo

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by dwj - Donnie, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Hi!

    My speedo cable jammed and stripped the plastic gear a bit that goes into the speedo drive. Can you purchase the plastic gear only. I think it will work the way it is, but if I can replace the plastic gear, I would prefer that. I have a 3-0 drive and a 2.9, both plastic gears were damaged before I realized the real problem! :huh The plastic gear seems to be the same in both. I guess the metal gear in the speedo drive determines the ratio. The moto is a 1996 R1100GS. Thanks!

    Donnie
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  2. vintagerider

    vintagerider Long timer

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    Is it the drive dog that contacts the aluminum piece? Often you can bend the aluminum. Only the aluminum piece is replaceable. Tried to swap gears from an R-R but in to the GS. Would not mesh up. For most cars you can buy the friggin nylon gear, not BMW.
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