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TSX Veglia speedo cable blues #96984
07/23/06 11:10 pm
07/23/06 11:10 pm
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meriden4ever Offline OP
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This is the third-count 'em- speedometer cable that has snapped within 300 miles...and I have no idea why !?!

At first (see earlier posting) I thought that the standard T140 cable was too short meaning it snapped when awkwardly routed...So, this was replaced by the longer 6 ft T150 cbale which went fine until this evening when it too failed .... frown

Please does anyone know why this is happening ?! Do Veglia speedos eat their cables because the other Veglia instruments fitted to my other Triumphs do not !?!

PLEASE HELP - eek I'M GETTING DESPERATE !!!!


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Re: TSX Veglia speedo cable blues #96985
07/24/06 2:09 am
07/24/06 2:09 am
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All the cables I have lost were from lack of lubrication ( very few ).
I soak mine with Slick 50. I leave the grease, add the Slick 50. And I lube relatively often.
I find it hard to make a sharp enough bend that would snap the cable. I also don't strap them tightly to the frame. I leave some play.
HTH


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Re: TSX Veglia speedo cable blues #96986
07/24/06 11:34 am
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally posted by meriden4ever:
replaced by the longer 6 ft T150 cbale
A T150 cable should be made for a Smiths drive at one end and a Smiths speedo. at the other. Ime, they aren't the same as Veglia drives and speedos.

Fwiw, one of my T160's has a Veglia drive ('cos it's got T140 alloy wheels) and (original) Smiths speedo. I've always bought my speedo. cables direct from Venhill - I just tell 'em what I want and they supply it. Never had a problem in over 20 years.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: TSX Veglia speedo cable blues #96987
07/24/06 10:57 pm
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meriden4ever Offline OP
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The T150 cable that dies was a Venhill ...


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Re: TSX Veglia speedo cable blues #96988
07/25/06 12:00 am
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Vehill has been known to mix up the dimensions on teh Smith vs Veglia cables. The square on the Smith should measure .118" to .122" while the Veglia should measure .115" to .118"

Also one must be careful to check the square end of the cable where it engages the speedo mechanism.

When the cable is offered to the speedo the tip of the square MUST NOT bottom inside the drive before the pressed bushing hits the face of the speedo housing.

If it bottoms it puts undue pressure on the clock mechanism which will seize (sparodically of permentaly) and break the cable.

When we order speedo and tach cables we use a dimension of .450" to .500" for the amount the tip of the square end of the cable sticks out of the housing.
hope this helps.
john



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