Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Sergeant Slabber

Speedometer?

Recommended Posts

How difficult is it to put in a speedometer cable? The sled I picked up does not have one that's working, and I'd like to know how fast I'm flying grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is the sled an arctic cat?if so the speedometer drive key may be why the speedo doesn't work.generally the first sign of bearing failure on the drive axle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I 2nd mudslinger64's comment. we had a problem last year with a speedo and soon after the drive bearing was smoked. if you ride it, feel up under the drive axle and if its hot or even warm you need to get your bearing looked at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would disconnect the speedo cable from the speedometer, then disconnect the cable into the drive housing below the secondary clutch. Turn the speedo cable with your hand, if it turns on the other end, your cable is not broken.

I broke a speedo key last year because the drive bearing failed. I would not drive the sled at all if your bearing is toast, it can cause more issues.

Tip the snowmobile on it's side and look at the drive axle (that turns the track) and the bearing is inside a housing on the inside of the tunnel. It will be on the clutch side. You can usually tell if the bearing is bad as there should be some play in the axle, and maybe other signs of strange wear, grease, etc...

These bearing fail all the time in Cats, about every 2-3,000 miles on average in that vintage.

It's not the most enjoyable job replacing that bearing alone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just replaced my driveshaft bearings last night. I've read that 99 times out of 100, the speedometer quitting means your driveshaft bearing is going bad and I would NOT ride it as chuckn said. Instead of just having to replace a $20 bearing you may be looking at hundreds of dollars for a new driveshaft, chaincase, etc. I personally didn't think it was all that difficult to replace and I'd consider myself just an average do-it-yourselfer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I pulled the cable off last weekend and it turns just fine so it must be the bearing. I couldn't resist going for a short ride though smile.gif I guess I better get it replaced. I've never done it before since this is my first sled. Do you think I can handle it?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get a manual from the library if you don't have one. It is a easy job, but a little time consuming. Make sure you dont have any left over parts when you think you are done grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I think Parise has been great this year, like his old self,  one of the few bright spots during a slow start. Liking Greenway more and more, he isn't producing yet but he looked good last night, really starting to use his size out there. Need to see more out of Coyle and Nino. 
    • I still run my fl8 that I bought in 1996. I don’t need zoom and I have watched many friends with the new fancy locators not see fish under the ice. Not me I catch em. No stinking updates for my fl 8 and my fl 8 has fallen down the stairs more times then me. It still runs I had new brushes put in after I fell on it and smashed the casing. O yeah i fished all day with the smashed casing let’s see the new units do that. It’s fixedand runs perfect. Never notice the noise you guys are talking about as I am to busy catching fish!
    • Does that come with ear plugs to drown out all the noise?
    • Since there isn't a lot of covering ground I just don't need the last 30 seconds on a graph or a GPS map to know I've been sitting in the same spot for the last hour.  My phone is always on me when I need to move and I run navionics.  Half the year I'm in my truck when I'm on the move anyway.  If I'm on a dogsled in the bwca I have a handheld.   I'll stick to the flasher.   I upgraded to a bigger screen with the bird, but I just dont need a ton of features that really only make sense on a moving boat.   Just my two cents.
    • Graphs are nice for fishing in a boat for sure.  They show you the nice big history picture of what has already gone by and gives you a good view of what the changing bottom depths look like as you float around.  Really though, when your fishing in a little hole over the same bottom for an hour or all day. What’s the point?  The important part of a graph for ice fishing is that ¼” or so of edge on the far right and what is happening on it real time.  Which then, is just like a Flasher only giving you real time info and why I went back to one from my graph.   Worley Worley!  😉  
    • Good luck on your hunt, let us know how you do!
    • I have another weekend in me to fish and fight the winds and weather and then the boat will be done for the year.  Guess it is that time of the season but would really love to get another couple outings in but such is life! 
    • who uses flashers now days haha; I'm a helix convert now too, i was hesitant at first as the Lowrance had a LCD screen a few years ago for ice fishing but the lag was unusable, but hbird figured it out. Mapping, flasher screen if wanted, and sonar all in one, its like a smartphone; everything in one.   also, I have not had any interference issues with others using the helix, especially with all of hte chirp setttings
×