Having read various posts on replacing the tacho cable I note they are not necassarily on an CX500 EC. When I bought the bike the seller said that the engine needed to be dropped to change the cable so I've avoided replacing the cable. On this forum everyone says they only needed to remove the radiator and the fan.
Nowing that all models are not the same in all aspects can any one tell me which it is - radiator removal or engine drop.
Naturally I'm hoping it's the radiator job which I can probably manage without help, an enging drop probably means I'll carry on riding around without the tacho like the last 5 years.
Many thanks in advance.
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Hi White Knight,
It is the cable. If taken off the end at the tacho and there's no inner.
Another job for the weekend along with the upper fork shell and front wheel bearings.
I'm interested in this post as I've reached a barrier removing my tacho cable (Honda cx500 1980). After some difficulty I managed to undo the retaining screw on the engine block, but the cable won't come out! I've tried a bit of gentle pulling and twisting, then some gentle tapping with hammer and screwdriver but still no luck. Any suggestions? There's no room to grab the cable base unless I remove a lot of other hardware first. Should the cable just pull out as my manual suggests? Any advice appreciated
When you say you managed to undo the screw I wonder if you took it out,
the screw needs to be totally withdrawn to allow the cable to come out
just a thought
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