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Posted by Barry Carson at January 30. 2017

Hi,  i am thinking of using a repro Speedo on my es2 to replace my chronometric one because the new bezel i fitted wont stay tight i have loctited it but it still comes loose the old one was cross threaded  the thread was damaged so i put it down to that.  do you think a repro 0 to 80 mph one would do the job  .

Thanks, Baz

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Posted by George Phillips at January 31. 2017
The bike is capable (in theory) of 82 - ish, so 80 might be a bit lean. From memory I think the original went up to 120 but I could be wrong. G

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Posted by Barry Carson at January 31. 2017

Hello George,  i was just thinking of the speed i normally travel around at. nothing near that sort of speed. then again thinking back i read somewhere that it has to have a Speedo capable to match its maximum speed or above so you may be right.  Baz

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Posted by George Phillips at January 31. 2017
You may not always be the owner of the bike Baz! G

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Posted by Gordon Johnston at January 31. 2017

Speak to Russell at info@chronometrics.co.uk He will fix and overhaul chronometrics. Far better to keep the proper one you've got than get some cheap substitute.

No connection, just a very satisfied customer.

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Posted by Fritz Wettstein at January 31. 2017

Previously Gordon Johnston wrote:

Speak to Russell at info@chronometrics.co.uk

Communication with him isn't easy, often no answer…Frown

Fritz

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Posted by Barry Carson at January 31. 2017

thanks for that Gordon i just wanted something to replace it for now with a view to having it overhauled at a later date . Baz

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Posted by Barry Carson at January 31. 2017

Previously George Phillips wrote:

You may not always be the owner of the bike Baz! G
 
don't know what you mean George . Baz



 

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Posted by Barry Carson at February 01. 2017

Previously George Phillips wrote:

You may not always be the owner of the bike Baz! G
 
.................................
 
George. i didn't understand what you meant by the above. Baz



 

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Posted by les_howard at February 01. 2017

Hi Barry.The Repro Indian ones are cheap enough...here is a UK postal addressed one...note it has the 30MPH line but many have a 40MPH line which is less authentic. UNFORTUNATELY as far as I know, these speedos all require a different speedo cable as the fitting is different to the original Smiths size. You can get cables to fit however..The one shown includes a cable but I guess the length is to fit a front wheel drive box. You could contact the seller and see if he has a longer cable.....Les

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SMITHS-BLACK-SPEEDOMETER-BSA-ENFIELD-NORTON-0-80-MPH-With-SPEEDO-CABLE-/162066042030?hash=item25bbe38cae:g:bOYAAOSwe8tXMaEM

PS...if you buy one, make sure you complain if the rim is dented...many are for some reason...Also the rims are not brass coloured as the photo seems to show....they are chrome-like.

 

PS 120MPH versions are also available at the same price...Hopefully the internal mechanics have been changed to suit or the legal 10% tolerance is likely to be more than way off....Surprised....but for 15 quid (if you buy from India) it will fill the big hole in your headlamp at least......Les

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Posted by Barry Carson at February 01. 2017

Hello Les.  thanks for the link. yeah that looks the part.  i just want to preserve the old Speedo until i can have it overhauled at some stage .it fell apart and dropped down one day. i think i would sooner fit one of those for now stopping the old one getting damaged. i will check the rim is ok and sort the cable length to suit.  thanks Baz

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Posted by les_howard at February 01. 2017

Please check around ....you might find it cheaper.....don't know....didn't spend much time....Good Luck........(still laughing at that reply you did about the web site)....Les

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Posted by George Phillips at February 01. 2017
Hi Baz - sorry for the delay. I missed your post.I meant that you yourself may hold your speed down but a later owner may knock the berries out of it so a full range speedo would be more appropriate. Hope this helps. George

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Posted by Barry Carson at February 01. 2017

Hello Les,  that type will do for now  it looks the part . yeah i still laugh at it myself smiley Baz.

Re: speedometer

Posted by Barry Carson at February 01. 2017

Hello George.

its ok i couldn't work out what you meant i understand now 

 Baz

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