Speedometer Radical

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  1. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

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    The speedometer on my 1977 T 140 is extremely erratic. Any idea of a fix?
    Cheers
     
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  2. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

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  3. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

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  4. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

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    Tks Dozer. I will check that
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    They have the rubber cups make sure they are tight. Also cable free with no kinks. But they all vibrate a lot you just learn to live with it. You usually find when the bike is riding it smooths out a little.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  6. mpllineman

    mpllineman First Class Member

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    You might try a dab of graphite to lube it up.
     
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  7. feckless

    feckless Noble Member

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    As stated above check the run of the cable is smooth ie no tight bends. failing that try putting an old bit of inner cable on a battery drill and run it. that will tell you if the speedo itself is knackered.
     
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  8. Alatamoc

    Alatamoc Senior Member

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    From memory they changed from Smith's Speedos to Veglia at some point( I think).
    There's a reason we all used to refer to the latter as 'vaguelier'.
     
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