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  1. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to this forum but not to biking, having rode various bikes since my early teens. I'm in my 50's now and still enjoying the lifestyle. Only had my Speedmaster since 2014 after 15 years on a Harley and now looking to make a few more changes with advice from anyone out there that can help.

    I want to put half apes on my 2005 865 Speedie but just wondered if anyone else had done this and did you have to get the cables specially made or were you able to use standard ones from any other bike?

    We reckon I need about another 12 inches on the clutch cable as the one on my bike is a Thruxton standard length, (borrowed from my mate about 2 years ago and never replaced. I will get round to that, honest) and about 6 inches on the throttle cables. Brake hoses shouldn't be a problem as we can probably source something from his garage/shed but if anyone knows of suitable replacements I would be most grateful.

    Any advice on reliable cable suppliers if needed would be most welcome too.

    Cheers all, I thought I would put this out there in my introductory and I will now have a look around the forum to see if this has been discussed before.....
     
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  2. Bad Billy

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    Hi Tad, I can't help you but I am sure someone will, welcome to the forum anyway.
     
  3. dilligaf

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    Hi mate and welcome
     
  4. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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    Cheers BB
     
  5. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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    Cheers
     
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  6. Krautophile

    Krautophile New Member

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    Welcome from another newbie :)
     
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  7. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Tad

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  8. Tucker 1963

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    Welcome to the Asylum you should fit right in. To keep the inmates happy we will need photos.
    _20180804_022754.jpg Tucker
     
  9. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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    43515978_10212772907932689_2689068063269060608_n.jpg Cheers Tucker and pics to come.....
     
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  10. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  11. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Elite Member

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    _20180907_064133.jpg _20180906_154049.jpg Tucker
     
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  12. Tigcraft

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    Welcome in to the best forum
     
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  13. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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  14. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Hello Tad and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  15. tcbandituk

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Venhill are good for extended cables, speedo drives etc.
     
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  16. steve lovatt

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
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  17. Tucker 1963

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  18. Vulpes

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  19. Dartplayer

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    #19 Dartplayer, Oct 12, 2018
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    Hi Tad, welcome to the forum, good luck with the cables
     
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  20. Tad990

    Tad990 New Member

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    Who's Mike?
     

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