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Speedo Cable Grommet - 4T Cruiser 89

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Speedo Cable Grommet - 4T Cruiser 89

Post  fulmar88 on Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 am

Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the speedo cable grommet shown below on a 4T Cruiser 89? This is for when the speedo is driven from the gearbox rather than the rear wheel. It looks like it is a 'funnel' shape rather than a normal, simple design. I've found some funnel type grommets but they are the wrong size and the funnel is perpendicular rather than angled (see link).


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Post  FB vincent on Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:53 pm

I can't help you with this one, but it is interesting to note that although the 2T/4T engines incorporated a speedometer drive, many of these bikes (including mine) use the conventional Smiths gearbox on the rear hub for the drive. This seems odd, perhaps towards the end of production they were using up Cruiser 80 rear hubs which already included the drive.


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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm

Looking at the Smiths catalogue
1962 Cruiser 89 speedo cable length 4'9" ( therefore rear wheel driven)
1963-65 Cruiser 89 speedo cable length 3'8" ( therefore gearbox driven)

There may have been a bit of a crossover, but to go to the expense of fitting a separate rear wheel drive and a longer cable would seem an unecessary expense when the engine came with a built in drive ? and an obvious cost saving, so guess they were using up Cruiser 80 centre sections with no cable hole and wheels initially and then brought in the cost savings in 1963 ??
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