I was forced to get at the back of the RF speedo today, by virtue of\nthe last bulb in it giving up the ghost on Sunday night. I've not\nbeen up round there before missus, so it was a bit of a\ngynaecologist's adventure. Anyway, I ripped off the fairing inner\npanels (most of them by cutting the cable ties and standing back three\npaces) and found a pair of little grey and black wires sticking out of\na rubber lump. Bulb #1, no probs.\n\nWhen I grabbed the bulbholder, my fingers slipped off and on\ninspection they were covered in old black oil. The speedo cable and\nespecially the knurled locking ring were covered in a good layer of\nthe stuff - as were my hands, long and short-nosed pliers, bits of\nwire and most of my toolbox by the time I'd done the job.\n\nThe question is - is this normal or acceptable?\n\nI assume that somebody at some point has oiled the cable, and last\ntime I had the wheel out I packed the drive with Lithium grease - in\nthis hot weather could the grease liquify and make its oozing way up\nthe cable, to emerge at the back of the speedo?\n\nThe seondary question is - should I be worried and/or be worried\nenough to do something about it - and if so, what?\n\nI await your response, as ever, agog.