Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

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Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Pedro 70 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:25 pm

Hi all, can anyone advise on how to remove the needle from my rev counter shaft. I have looked back at the threads regarding this and they seem to suggest that you ease it off carefully. I have tried this and a bit more, nothing, seems firmly in place. Don’t want to break it so have stopped. Mine is an 86 model and seems to have a brass circlip type thing underneath the needle at the spindle end maybe retaining the needle or maybe nothing to do with it! Have tried pulling at this with long nose pliers, but again no movement and again do not want to damage it. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks

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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Caprigear » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:21 pm

They pull off usually, unless somebody has already been in there with some glue?
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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Pedro 70 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:47 pm

Thanks Martin, once you confirmed the needle just pulled off, a little more effort and a twist- off it came. Think I was being a bit too girly with it. Thanks again.

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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:04 pm

Pedro 70 wrote:Thanks Martin, once you confirmed the needle just pulled off, a little more effort and a twist- off it came. Think I was being a bit too girly with it. Thanks again.


Yeah I had the same a while back. The bugger did not wanna come off but eventually it did with some force !! Thought I was gonna snap it !! Be careful when refitting. Don't push too hard :lol:
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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Pedro 70 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 pm

Yep I'll be ultra careful, where would you buy another needle?

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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:50 pm

Pedro 70 wrote:Yep I'll be ultra careful, where would you buy another needle?


Prob just pick up a very cheap second hand complete unit and take the needle off mate ?
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Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Postby Pedro 70 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:35 pm

Yeah that wouldn’t be a bad idea