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Speedo Cable Fix

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I've no idea if this sort of thing has been posted before but hopefully it'll be of some use to somebody.

If, like me, you've been struggling to get a replacement speedo cable then a custom built cable REALLY is the answer.

It appears the cables are obsolete, certainly everywhere i've tried (including dealers) can't get them anymore.

So, in all its glory, new vs. old. The new one is a single piece.

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The replacement cable didn't come with the dust cover at the gearbox end so I cut this and re-assembled with a few zip ties, works wonderfully. I supplied my original cable and they said they'd destroy the old cable so they could re-use the dust cover but they didn't.....

I also cut the bulkhead seal to fit it around the new cable as shown below, again works well.

Furthermore, the gearbox union didn't have the 2 small 'O' ring seals so i've had to re-use these of my old cable, although my old cable only lasted 18months.

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With hindsight i'd have asked them to fit the bulkhead seal and dust cover during manufacture but I had no idea how it was going to turn out. If you're going to use the same company as me, i'd suggest writing them some VERY explicit instructions on exactly what you want.

Anyway, the company I used was Richfield Speedograph. The service was absolutely useless (they could REALLY use a business improvement chap in there!) BUT the price was right (£22.74 posted to my door including VAT) and despite all the nagging for them to actually do the job, the end result is great.

The needle is absolutely rock solid, I really am not exaggerating, its totally weird looking at the steady needle :D
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Excellent!

Can they make more?
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Hmm I may have to look in this direction at some point, my speedo doesn't work anymore and although the GT came with what looks like the gearbox end, if you can't get them a half is useless!
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Tim, the parts used are standard parts to them hence they can make as many as you want.

Might be worth getting a bulk order together as they weren't the easiest company to deal with. Took some patience on my part.

In the end I had to get the dragon lady to sort them out (my missus!!) oh, I hope she doesn't see this!
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Ok Ian, all of mine work atm (famous last words) but a spare for that kinda cash would be worth having.

See if anyone else wants one....
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See if anyone else wants one....[/quote]
Hi I need one too. A bulk order would be a good idea.
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Mine's fine too, but I'd buy a spare if a bulk order was going in
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I need a new one too for the GT I think, it worked when I first got it but now has stopped working! At some point pre-MOT i'll check to see if it's come unclipped or sommut like that.
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Tom the cables are different from mk1 to mk2.

If were ordering then put me down for one!
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I need a new lower one as of yesterday - wrecked the old one when t got caught as I removed the gearbox... If I can't find the used spare (which I know I've got somewhere), might have to order one up.
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I may have a spare lower one Kev! Does anyone know the part number?
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I have got a spare lower one too, which I bought from someone here but then it turned out I need the upper one, which is not available anymore.
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I'm definitely up for a new old stock lower one if either of you want to part with one!
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Fine by me Kev, I will owe you some money anyway for those flap fixings! I found mine, the part number is 6123G9, it has the correct fittings for a bx but looks shorter than the one in Ians picture so I dunno!
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in fact my spare one is used but in good condition, I am sure there will be someone who needs it later
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