Speedo replacement…

For 2 years, I have been on the hunt for a NOS UK spec speedometer that reads in MPH. The KMH speedo is lovely and clear, but living in the UK, I can’t tell quite how fast I’m going at a glance as I have to work kmh back to mph. I did buy a sticker to go over the speedo but it would always looks a bit naff and wouldn’t be at all clear at night.

I’m pleasantly surprised one evening, after getting home late from dinner with friends my ebay flashes up with a item alert. I’d all but given up on this hunt, when lo and behold, staring at me is a NOS speedo in mph. I waste no time hitting the buy it now button. Literally moments after it went on sale.

It’s reading 1.1 test miles. I don’t normally like the idea of the bike not displaying its true mileage, it doesn’t sit well with me, however this is the final piece of the jigsaw to convert the bike to full UK spec. Seeing as I wasn’t quite at the 1000 miles break in point, I hatch a plan to run the kmh clock to exactly 1611km’s which equates to 1001 miles. This way, the kmh clock accounts for the running in period (1000 miles) plus the 1 test mile showing on the mph clock already, and the new speedo will therefore show the bike as having exactly 1000 miles less than indicated.

Speedo swap fully documented for the bikes provenance below. The KMH clock at the end of the break in period.

Front nosecone comes off…

Off with the speedo head!!

New speedo cog greased up…

Speedo installed…

The new display shows mph and kmh on a dual scale. It’s a bit of a rebirth for the bike, this coincides with the completion of the break in period. The fun can now begin in earnest 🙂

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