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1979 cm400t speedometer

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Hello! I just bought my first bike, a 1979 cm400t, and the only major problem with the bike is the speedo has been busted and does not work, the cable does still spin the gauge just spins around. I'm wanting to replace the speedo but I really don't know what I should get, I'm looking for any advice I can get, the speedo does not have to be original (just not expensive since it's my first bike) I just want something that will work. Thanks in advance for any and all help!
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When I got the bike the previous owner removed the throttle cable from the speedometer, after I got the bike i reattached the cable to the speedometer after doing so I went for a drive and even at slow speed it was showing me going 80mph as I sped up the needle just went around and around.
Thank you for all the helpful replies but I did forget to mention in the original post that the speedo looks to have had a screw come out and that's what caused it to quit, the trip and odometer both have fallen back into the speedometer. I'm not sure if this is something I can fix myself or if it's better to just buy a different speedo.
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