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Smiths Tachometer rebuild? #529258
02/20/14 11:37 am
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Where can you get a Smiths tachometer rebuilt?

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Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529276
02/20/14 12:50 pm
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Nisongers. Palo Alto Speedometer. aprivatepeace503 on eBay sells rebuilt ones ... don't know if he rebuilds for customers though.

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529324
02/20/14 5:00 pm
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Mark Bohman 513-367-6402 in Ohio..He gives forum members a discount and his work is excellent...His prices are also not to be beaten...He repairs magnetic and chronometric instruments and his service is great..It's really refreshing to add another honest person to the list of suppliers I deal with on these bikes..Beware of private peace...Price is right but he is hard to deal with and does subpar work ...IMO


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529373
02/20/14 8:59 pm
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+1 on Mark Bohman. Very good prices, extremely fast turn around, my clock look like new and work better.


1967 A65 Lightning
1967 Triumph T20 Mountain Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V7
1969 B44 Victor Special
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Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529390
02/20/14 10:12 pm
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Had 2 tachs and 3 speedos done by Nisonger, always well satisfied.


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1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
2-1974 Norton Commandos
2004 XL 1200R Sportster

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Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529398
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+1 for Nisonger

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529491
02/21/14 1:27 pm
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Here's another nod to Mark Bohman...quality work..

Bill


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Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529493
02/21/14 2:06 pm
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Mark Bohman has done a couple speedometers for me. Quick turn around, fair pricing, quality work.

Zimm

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529577
02/21/14 10:32 pm
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How long do they stay fixed? I spent $200 each some years ago and they were not working again within a year. As a result my clocks are for decoration.

Mr Mike

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529581
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The first speedo Nisonger did for me was about 10 years ago and still going strong. The others are in the 2 to 5 year range and no problems.

Last edited by htown; 02/21/14 11:17 pm.

1978 Bonneville T140E
1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
2-1974 Norton Commandos
2004 XL 1200R Sportster

Everything will be alright in the end. If its not alright, its not the end.
Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529587
02/22/14 12:03 am
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hmmmmmm...I used the same guys...one speedo never worked over 55mph.

Mr Mike

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: zoe] #529588
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Speedo and tacho by Nisonger 5+ years ago--both still going strong.
HTH

Re: Smiths Tachometer rebuild? [Re: Tridentman] #529593
02/22/14 1:13 am
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I think if they are fixed properly thay stay fixed.

20,000 miles on my rebuilt speedo and going strong. Had to get the NOS tach rebuilt after about 5,000 of those. That is expected with old NOS instruments I believe.

If the face and needle are good you might opt to use the originals rather than have them replaced as a matter of course. My rebulit speedo has faded badly in 6 years - the face and the needle. The NOS one is as good as the day I put it on.

When I asked Mr instrument dude, he said he uses model paint for the needle as it matches the original colour. Trouble is it has no UV protection. Ditto whatever was used to print the face.

Not sure what the guys recommended above do. Worth discussing though.


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