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CrazyFrog

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2020, 08:36:40 AM »
Like that a lot Matt....
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Moto63

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #91 on: March 18, 2020, 08:34:41 PM »
Yeah me too Matt... go for it I say. Live life on the edge dude. 😉😉🤘🤪

mthee

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #92 on: March 18, 2020, 08:49:14 PM »
Thanks, gent's - I'm going to try the white plate with black numbers, 66 being my year of birth, so I'll go with that. Lots of little odds and sods + wiring to go. Can't wait to hear her with the new silencer!

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #93 on: March 24, 2020, 01:25:59 PM »
Looking very good :)

mthee

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2020, 09:52:36 PM »
Thanks, Joolz.

I'm thinking of locating 2 warning LEDs in the top of these hollow bolts to go in my bar risers, but the seller doesn't have any torque specs. They're M8 stainless with a 4.2mm hole. I probably need 30-40lbs of torque.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383199944251

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2020, 08:47:09 PM »
Numbers (please see below) or stripes (please see previous page)
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Moto63

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2020, 10:44:22 PM »
Stripes... all the way, I say. 👍👍

themoudie

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2020, 10:20:04 AM »
I would use stripes.

Good health, Bill

mthee

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #98 on: May 27, 2020, 05:54:08 PM »
I'm currently looking to use a headlight which incorporates a speedo and came across this one on eBay. It being Italian, I doubt my standard (2.5mm?) square end cable will go in. The vendor says he doesn't know what bike it's from, but I thought Bill might ID it?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143614732305

Bike's got side panels 😁

Moto63

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #99 on: May 27, 2020, 06:05:42 PM »
Matt, Daytona do a black headlight with a speedo built in. I would imagine it will be a universal cable mount. Don’t think from memory that they are silly money and it’d be a brand spanker... ooo eerr, more tea vicar

themoudie

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« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2020, 11:41:39 PM »
Aye mthee, appears to be typical 1960's lightweight Italian headlamp and speedo. Cannot be specific from which model of machine it might come. Similar to Joe Lucas and Smiths. Aprilia headlight shell and Veglia speedo.

My Dukes all have Smiths speedo that are the universal 2.5mm square drive (need to measure to be sure!).

Headlight shell looks OK, speedo may work, but the needle could waver about like a rag in a Force 10! Mini speedo heads are of a similar size, but again the quality is VERY variable and reflected in the price.

I doubt if this is what you wanted to read, but will measure up later today and post on this thread.

Regards, Bill

mthee

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #101 on: May 28, 2020, 10:31:05 AM »
Thanks, Michael, but too new and needs one of their digital Speedos so around £250 all told??

Cheers for the good info, Bill. You're right, I'll pass, as I like a reasonably accurate speedo.

At the moment, it's between these 2;

A 7" that someone had in storage for their Norton;

A wipac which uses a 5 1/2" reflector (so 6" overall?)

Any advice, comments gratefully received

themoudie

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #102 on: May 28, 2020, 10:46:06 PM »
Sincere apologies mthee, still not managed to measure up cable dimensions etc. eBay going well and the garden needed sorting! Will try tomorrow after the Post Office run.

Bill

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2020, 09:12:24 AM »
Thanks, Bill. I would be interested for future reference. Even if the cable section is the same, I doubt the speedo drive ratio will match the Japanese standard 2240rpm=60mph?
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themoudie

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Re: XBR replacement tank
« Reply #104 on: May 29, 2020, 09:04:21 PM »
Aye mthee,

Square drive in Smiths speedo equivalent speedo is 2.5mm x 2.5mm.

The square end on the cable is 2.3mm x 2.3mm.

There is no drive ratio printed on the face of the instrument. I would need to dig out the helical, phosphor bronze drive gears to get some idea. However, I only have Grimeca 230mm Dual-SLS front drum brakes and the speedo drive for the older Ducati hubs and other Italian manufacturers from the period of the Aprilia headlamp shell and Veglia speedo may be different ratios.

My regards, Bill