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Hi Lads,

Just noticed towards the end of a spin today the trip counter stopped working. The speedo indicator is fine & the total milage counter is still working but the trip numbers are not moving.

I tried resetting the trip just to fiddle with the dial but still no luck.

Anybody come across a nifty fix for this or is it just in need of a rebuild?

I've read most of the posts about erratic speedo needles and making sure the gearbox is greased & the cable is oiled, etc.


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Sounds like a rebuild is required, but as its a minor but irritating fault you can fit a bicycle speedo to give you trip miles if as I do you use it to gauge when to fill up, these can be set very accurately and are a good backup. Only downside is that you can't read them in the dark :shock: . When your speedo fails send it for a rebuild, cost will be the same regardless of fault except for accident damaged ones. If its a Vaugelia then save up for a Smiths instead, Veglias are not normally rebuilt, but Smiths for Nortons do not have a Trip unless you use a Triumph core and a Norton face
 
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If it's a Veg-Liar, consider yourself lucky that it works at all!

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If it's a Veg-Liar, consider yourself lucky that it works at all!
Mine works fine after a home rebuild. Needles come loose on the drum and the worm gear driving the milometer and trip likes to pop out of it's bearing trough, fixed with a thin tin retainer glued in place.
Sounds like the gear has come loose or broken on the trip part. Not had mine apart in a while but both are driven by a vertical worm and pinion from the input side (pinion on the end of each milo and trip shafts) so it will have to come apart. It's not a difficult instrument to fix if you have patience.
 

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Hi Lads,

Thanks for the replies.

I'll leave well alone until the end of the Summer, want to use the bike as much as I can over the summer.

Kommando, thanks for the suggestion about the bicycle speedo, I'll look into that.

Speedo & Tacho are both Smiths, so they can be rebuilt.

All the best

Kevin
 
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