Cable drive speedometer over 160mph


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Vincent olson
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Cable drive speedometer over 160mph

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Can I find and mount a cable drive speedometer over 160 mph for 1982 GL1100 aspencade


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Re: Cable drive speedometer over 160mph

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Do you really need one? :roll:

AutoMeter has up to 200 MPH units but not a drop in replacement, you will need to do some work to fit one. The even have a 180 unit that sweeps backwards like the Smiths gauges in a Shelby Cobra.
You can also get an external gearbox to recalibrate your stock unit to show higher speeds. For example a .8 ratio gearbox would make your speedo read 160 when you are actually going 200. But you would have to do the math for conversions.
You can also take your gauge to a speedometer shop. They might be able to recaibrate your gauge internally and install a new faceplate with the correct numbers.
If you want it to look stock, get a stock Honda KPH version that reads to 240 and have it calibrated internally or externally to MPH.
Vincent olson
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Re: Cable drive speedometer over 160mph

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Thank You for the info.it will be awhile before I'm ready for that. Doing timing belts head gaskets and all new seal and gaskets
Vincent olson
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Joined: Sun May 05, 2019 7:04 am
Location: Tucson , AZ , 85711
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100 a aspencade naked bike.

Re: Cable drive speedometer over 160mph

Post by Vincent olson »

Thank You for the info.it will be awhile before I'm ready for that. Doing timing belts head gaskets and all new seal and gaskets
Oh I forgot to mention I'm thinking about nitrous,


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