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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-06-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

Just dawned on me that my ZR7S has a mechanical speedometer driven off the front wheel...which I'll lose when I swap to the K6 GSXR600 forks. Has anyone found a way to drive a mechanical speedo off a setup where neither wheel/axle is accommodating?

I'm aware of my aftermarket options...I'd like to avoid them, but if it's unavoidable I already have a plan.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

I know that bike has an engine with a very long lifespan. Did any variants have a front sprocket drive speedo cable?

For example the earliest cbr900 has a front wheel driven speedo cable, the next model had the cable on the front sprocket cover, the next had an electronic drive on the speedo cover and the next a gearbox sensor. I guess you could swap and mix/match to a degree although I couldn't guess at the relative gear ratios.

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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

Hmm, may have dreamt the second type for cbr900.

Still, early cbr400 had wheel drive speedo and later had cable on the sprocket so the principle is sound. I just don't know kawis

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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

I new the CBr carried a mechanical speedo for a while but the biggest axle diameter I can find with them is 20mm.
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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

I'm thinking the other angle, can you find a sprocket cover with Speedo drive inside?

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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

What bikes had a mechanical speedometer driven off the sprocket? That'd be perfect. I can find a way to make that work.
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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

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What bikes had a mechanical speedometer driven off the sprocket? That'd be perfect. I can find a way to make that work.

Vfr750's from '90-97 I believe. That's what I'm using on my Gpz project along with a +4" CB750 speedo cable.

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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

Neat. Found them. I may not be able to use that, but I bit I can make something work similarly.
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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

Hondas like cb-1, cbr400 nc29. The nc29 in particular has a removable pickup which may be adaptable on to other bikes. I thought it was a more common concept than it seems to be!

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302138150253

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Default Re: Anyone found a way of adapting a mechanical speedometer around later model forks?

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Vfr750's from '90-97 I believe. That's what I'm using on my Gpz project along with a +4" CB750 speedo cable.

Later, Doug


Then why does my vfr has no cable?

It reads signal from sprocket. But it is electronical speedo.





My suggrstion would be to use rim and speedo drive from bike that has those and fit them in those forks. My rc24 has cable drive on forks from rc36 that has reader at sprocket

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