'95 Nevada 750 speedo drive

The speedo has stopped working on my '95 Nevada 750 (22K miles so far). Easy! I thought; broken cable. But no; twiddling the wheel end of the cable produces a healthy twitch of the needle, so the cable is intact.

I hope it’s the drive tang - much cheaper than a complete speedo  drive box. Could anybody give me a steer on whether that is the most likely cause of the problem, or will I probably need to shell out for a new drive box assembly?

Thank you in anticipation…Â

I do not personally know this fault but have read elsewhere that repairing the wheel part is a much better option if you have a pattern to copy and access to welding gear etc.
Exsmoking on the ‘other’ forum may be your best bet.
say helo from me.

Looking on the Gutzibits (sp?) site it looks like the drive is off the front wheel, same as a V50 - if that’s the bit you mean?


That being the case I can report that this item has all the integrity of edam chees and is prone to seizure and breakage. I pull mine and pack with grease annually. If the tag has actually torn off you can just
snip a new bit out from some old baked bean can or biscuit tin and soft solder it on.

That is a more technical version of my post.
Have a like.

This is off my V65sp, there will be a difference between speedo drives for some of the small blocks, mostly to do with the ratio set up, the older small block drives V50/65/75/35 also appear to differ a bit in design from bikes like your Nevada, so kept to the right one for the bike, check Teo Lamers (Holland) site for 31762562 . photos etc
a simple weld on a tag repair looks like the way out if it is down to a broken tag, once a year removal and regrease is the order of the day, price for a new one well sit down before you check!.

Thank you, gentlemen. No real consensus on what the specific faulty component is likely to be, so I’ll just have to whip it off and take a look.Â