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Old 01-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Motorbike Wanabe Motorbike Wanabe is offline
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Default Re: Mechanical speedometer

I found a cool vintage speedo on the bay for around 21 dollars. It's got a metal base and is made by Stewart-Warner. I've got about 200 miles on it now. At first, it was really jerky (all over the place over 15 mph) but, as I've used it more, it has calmed down a lot. Sure it gives me an estimate of what speed I'm going but, for me, it's the look and too fast is too fast. If it doesn't feel safe, why do it. I lubed the cable and put some electrical tape around the head and re-installed the lens. That helps keep it tight with the vibration. I'm also thinking of putting a run of electrical tape around on the inside, where the face rests in the housing. I noticed that it bounces around a little and the tape might help to keep it stable and not vibrate as much.
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