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 Maintenance - cables
This is just a general guide.
If you are about to do your own maintenance, using these pages, I take no responsibility if you get things wrong!
Undo the crosshead screw
Grab the outer  of the cable, near the drive, pull and wiggle it free.
When removing a cable always check the route it takes back to the speedo, the loops that hold in place.
It makes it's easier when replacing it.

Signs of damage to look for!
Snapped inner cables
Rusty inner cables
Frayed inner cables
Pinched outers or inners

Replacing the cable
When Replacing a cable, Always  begin by placing the complete cable through these loops and check that the cable will not get pinched when the handlebars are turned to the left and right at full lock.

Pull the a little of the inner cable free from the outer sheath, so the groove is showing.

 Then make it fits over the spade, and feed the sheath over the cable and into it's housing in the drive.

Replace the crosshead screw and tighten it up enough so it shouldn't come free. Hopefuly not too tight to damage the head too.
Then get the other end of the cable and place the ridged connecter into the speedo drive, tighten it up as you can and use a pair of pliars to make sure it doesn't come loose.
Photographs are from a Honda XR400
Modified for 2009