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885 Rev Counter Cable Replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:49 pm
by Oldgustav
Bought a 885 and only realised when I got it home that the rev counter doesn't work :( So, I purchased a cable from Barclay Williams and am now faced with the daunting task of fitting it. My 885 has a cab, so there's all that housing around the steering column. I have no idea where to begin. Is there a repair manual out there for purchase, or a step by step guide to 885 rev counter cable replacement? Thanks!

Re: 885 Rev Counter Cable Replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 pm
by dbiow
If you remove the steering wheel and then the screws around the side of the black dash top you can lift the dash top enough to put your hand through and undo the cable from the back of the Rev counter.
The other end I seem to remember being self explanatory to undo but it’s a while since I’ve done so to remember. I can’t remember how hard it is to thread the new one through check you don’t need to pull the new cable through with the old before you remove it. Sorry I can’t be more help but I reckon it’s 25 years since mine was changed

Re: 885 Rev Counter Cable Replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 pm
by Oldgustav
dbiow wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 pm
If you remove the steering wheel and then the screws around the side of the black dash top you can lift the dash top enough to put your hand through and undo the cable from the back of the Rev counter.
The other end I seem to remember being self explanatory to undo but it’s a while since I’ve done so to remember. I can’t remember how hard it is to thread the new one through check you don’t need to pull the new cable through with the old before you remove it. Sorry I can’t be more help but I reckon it’s 25 years since mine was changed
Thanks. That should get me started.

Re: 885 Rev Counter Cable Replacement

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm
by mikeadams1985
Have you bought the correct cable?
There is two sizes at the engine end. 5/8 to 7/8 and 5/8 to 3/4
I found out the hard way haha,

if you have the wrong size let me know, ive a spare sat here.

Re: 885 Rev Counter Cable Replacement

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:23 pm
by Oldgustav
mikeadams1985 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Have you bought the correct cable?
There is two sizes at the engine end. 5/8 to 7/8 and 5/8 to 3/4
I found out the hard way haha,

if you have the wrong size let me know, ive a spare sat here.
That's very kind of you. I haven't started the job yet, so don't know if the cable I have fits. Will let you know!