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Offline 900triple

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Hello,

My 0 - 120 chronometric speedo needs rebuilt. I was wondering if the inards from the Indian ones on ebay would fit straight in as the cost of a rebuild is beyond my means just now? I'm not too interested in absolute originality just functionality. Has anyone any experience of this mod??   *conf*

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Re: Chronometric speedo and the fake ones from India
« Reply #1 on: 22.12. 2009 08:27 »
How much does an Indian speedo cost to buy? My genuine Smiths chronometric was rebuilt at a cost of £70. This included a complete rebuild, a new face and calibration.The only problem being that it was away for about 2 months.

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Re: Chronometric speedo and the fake ones from India
« Reply #2 on: 22.12. 2009 12:50 »
G'day Alan, I have one. It works OK but does waver a bit. The only problem is the cable. Different fitting at the speedo. I bought one of their cables which was too long and shortened it. The hard bit was making the end of the inner square. I silver soldered about 1" of the end and ground the square. I don't know if an inner out of an original would fit or not as I didn't have one. It doesn't have a trip meter either.
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Re: Chronometric speedo and the fake ones from India
« Reply #3 on: 22.12. 2009 14:57 »
Hi Alan
           Have you tried going on e-bay there are plenty of sites that sell smiths speedo's ,some are fake some are real but there's some real bargain's about I'm sure you could make up a decent cheap speedo with pick and match rebuild.
            

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