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post #1 of 12 Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Speedometer head cable thread size

Like the title says.
What thread is the cable end?
Is it a standard size or something metric?
I think 5/8 course is common.
Looking at a speedo from a Harley with 5/8 course thread cable....


The ratio is not an issue for me...

Just if the cable will fit or not.


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it's a metric thread

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bugger----

When you look into different speedometers, how do you know what fits what?

I don't think that even new ones list the cable end size. (On Ebay)


Wonder if I can swap the nut to the size I need?

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I think you have to stay within the same manufacturer, or if you're looking at aftermarket, it would have to say it fits Honda.

Ebay's vehicle compatibility guides are quite awful - don't rely on it. Ask the seller directly if you're not sure about fitment.

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Thanks,
Ebay guides are close to useless.

I have a habit of going left of the "menu" when I build / re engineer stuff.

The internet makes it much easier though. I used to drive parts store countermen nuts.

One idea / thought is if I could swap out the retaining nut. I can Dremel the original one off., but getting the new one on is a problem.

I tend to think outside the box...

I was even thinking a guy could cut the threaded nut off, then push the square drive into the "new" speedo head and just heat shrink it to stay in place. Industrial heat shrink tubing is pretty strong.

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At the parts store... "I know what I want, I just don't know what car it goes to. Can't I just walk around out back until I find what I need?"

Parts Guy: "no, we don't allow that"
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Or my favorite is "I need part number A137-000"
Parts guy--"What year is your car?" "What model is your car?"
Me-- "Doesn't matter. "I need part number A137-000"
Parts guy. "What make is your car? "What color is the drivers seat?""

Me--" It's not for my car, it's for my lawnmower"

Parts guy gives a tilted head, puzzled look. Then melts like the witch in Wizard of Oz........
Me---Grumbles, gets frustrated and buys it from ebay dude in China. Only question he asks is, "What color is your money?"

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I am not planning on spending the money yet, but Motion Pro makes custom cables. Clutch, throttle and, speedo cables are available

About $60.00-$75.00
Not a terrible price actually.


I would try heat shrink for $3.00 first though.

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have a local speedo cable builder, also does calibration..
makes many control cables for construction/mining equipment as well.

Check your local area

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I found a page online where a guy made his own adapter.
The Grant Street Garage: Beck TD, Part 37 - A Temporary Speedometer
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