I have researched the website in regards speedo drive repair, and I have one more question with regards to the drive that pushes into the brake plate, and retained by the horeshoe clip.
My scew gear is nylon, and some of the teeth are broken off, although it still operates OK. I want to fit a new fibre gear, whilst doing other maintenance to the wheel.
The drum and brake plate are original, as is the drive spindle. The shaft in my drive spindle has about a 1/4 inch end float. There is no shims fitted.
Can I machine up a packing washer to fit up underneath the squared end of the shaft, that way I can keep the shaft in one position, and also make sure the male squared end of the speedo drive cable fits down far enough into the spindle shaft. Is there any special precautions when fitting a repop fibre gear.
I built my bike from second hand parts, and the speedo has worked for more than 2000 miles, and still does, but the needle has always started to sway about, anything over 50 MPH. Not sure why this is?
Any advise out there would be be greatly appreciated.