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A7SS speedometer
« on: 25.05. 2018 11:05 »
I am thinking of buying a 99% complete  1958 A7SS it just needs a new speedo and bracket. The bike has been restored but is not 100% original which is not an issue for me. The only thing missing is a speedo and a fork top speedo bracket and cable. Seems original speedos are made of gold given the asking prices. *eek* I understand there are some half decent new copies to be had. I wonder if anybody could point me in the direction of such a speedo and fork top mounting bracket, please? Thanks.

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #1 on: 25.05. 2018 20:56 »
Hi,
There are Indian made speedos available cheap and cheerful, however they are deeper than the originals and to my mind look wrong when mounted separately, a special cable is needed to adapt to BSA drive

Replica Smiths (UK) instruments , https://www.smiths-instruments.co.uk/bikes
scroll down for the chronometric replica's
Not cheap either!!!

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #2 on: 25.05. 2018 21:23 »
Hi,
There are Indian made speedos available cheap and cheerful, however they are deeper than the originals and to my mind look wrong when mounted separately, a special cable is needed to adapt to BSA drive

Replica Smiths (UK) instruments , https://www.smiths-instruments.co.uk/bikes
scroll down for the chronometric replica's
Not cheap either!!!

John
Thanks.

OMG they want to pull your pants down and for that price you could buy a good used one  *eek*

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #3 on: 25.05. 2018 21:45 »
G'day Atoll.
I have an Indian one on my Cafe. They are larger and mount differently and need the cable made to fit.
I mounted mine in a ss coffee mug. The cable was a marriage of A10 bottom and Royal Enfield top.
https://tinyurl.com/y7hfwx6m  If your not worried about originality, cheap but take some fitting.
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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #4 on: 25.05. 2018 22:12 »
Great looking bike!

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #5 on: 25.05. 2018 22:13 »
Am wondering if I could take the inners out of an Indian one and fit it into a replacement smiths speedometer casing if it would not be too shallow. *conf*
Anybody opened up an Indian copy one?

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #6 on: 25.05. 2018 22:31 »
This looks interesting and cheap but comes with a brass bezel, however, I might be able to change it to chrome, any thoughts?

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #7 on: 25.05. 2018 22:36 »
The brass bezel makes it look rather 'Steam Punk'. You could make your bike into a Bobber; then you wouldn't have to worry about the brass bezel! JOKING!

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #8 on: 25.05. 2018 23:04 »
I've stripped a few Indian clocks down and converted them to take a standard Smiths cable but it's not a simple task. I don't think Indian innards would fit into a Smiths case as they are all magnetic types with the the central cable fitting. The genuine chronometric cable fitting is off centre. Also many of the cheaper speedo have the white line (normally at the 30mph mark) set at 40 or 50 mph. Although I have photoshopped the dial to correct them it a real PITA.
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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #9 on: 02.06. 2018 09:20 »
I have ordered an Indian one just waiting for it's arrival. I will need a cable with Royal Enfield speedo end and BSA A10/7 bottom fitting. Anybody know where I can get hold of one in the UK?

I am buying bits for a bike I don't actually own yet.  *eek*

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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #10 on: 02.06. 2018 10:45 »
G'day Atoll.
Anything Oilfield I go here http://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/Contact-Us
Tell them what you've got they might have something.
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Re: A7SS speedometer
« Reply #11 on: 02.06. 2018 10:49 »
G'day Atoll.
Anything Oilfield I go here http://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/Contact-Us
Tell them what you've got they might have something.
Cheers

Thanks, I will try them once I have the speedo. *smiley4*

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