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No need to pull any thing apart,this is the way to do it and no other way .drill 3/16 hole on top off gauge close to the chrome rim above the large kilometre / mileage number, now insert a small jewellers flat blade screw driver down into the joint between the wheel's and now you can manipulate the wheel's doesn't take much use a torch from the front and you can see the wheel moving, if you want to do the other end drill another hole when done fill hole with sealant.Cheers.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your signature so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet). If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it)

I guess drilling a hole in the housing might work but I would be concerned about steel shavings getting into the magnetic parts. The only time I've had a speedometer apart (except the one from the CX650E and a couple of digital ones, all of which were in plastic housings held together with screws) was to replace a trip meter with a broken shaft and that certainly required removing the band to open it up.

Also, note that it is illegal to tamper with odometers in most places (although it is hard to fault someone who is replacing the speedometer and wants to set the new one to match the old one).
 
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