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Kilo Speedometer

Postby jOe » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:11 pm

I have a HD kilo Speedometer. The threads for the cable housing collar are finer than the ones on the others I’ve seen ( in miles).
My parts books show miles and kilo Speedometer heads, but only one cable.
Is there a kilo cable ?
Just curious, I’m not planning on using it.
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Re: Kilo Speedometer

Postby k1rider » Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:43 pm

Interesting that the threads are different, but I would expect the gearsets at the wheel would be where you would find a difference. The cable has no effect on the ratio between the wheel and the speedo.
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Re: Kilo Speedometer

Postby jOe » Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:07 pm

Unless this is a later speedometer ( post 1970 )-and they changed it? It may have nothing to do with KPH. I rechecked my parts books and I’ve only found one cable and housing listed. Everything else about the speedometer seems typical.
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Re: Kilo Speedometer

Postby Rubone » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:08 pm

k1rider wrote:Interesting that the threads are different, but I would expect the gearsets at the wheel would be where you would find a difference. The cable has no effect on the ratio between the wheel and the speedo.

No gearsets at any wheel. The gears are in the transmission until '73 and later.
H-D did not use a different cable on early bikes, but later bikes with metric instruments did use others.
What year bike and speedo are you attempting to marry??
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