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    450 Speedometer cable too long

    HI,
    The speedo cable on my 72 450 is approx 10 inches too long. Is there a shorter cable available ?
    Tnx

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    Sounds like a previous owner had high bars, or extended forks, and didn't put the stock cable back. Can you measure the cable you have? We can compare that measurement to one of ours.

    Another thought; do you have the little plastic loop on the fender through which the cable routes, and takes up some length in that curve?
    Last edited by WintrSol; 04-15-2019 at 07:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinnut67 View Post
    HI,
    The speedo cable on my 72 450 is approx 10 inches too long. Is there a shorter cable available ?
    Tnx
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    450 cable too long

    The cable is 38” end to end.
    Thanks

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    I also have the little tab circle on my fender that I run the cable through.

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    Which makes it about 36" ferrule to ferrule (outer jacket and connecting threading) which is stock.......
    In a recent post about Police bikes, a CB 160 was shown in a picture with the correct routing...(almost identical to the 450's)..
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...n-project.html
    Essentially it's an inverted question mark starting with a 45 degree downward and to the rear drive unit axis......
    Then up through the fender's guide loop and into the headlight shell through the bottom hole......
    The long, gentle curve will NOT bind as the forks rise and fall during their normal shock absorbing functions......
    The closest bike is correct, the second one in is incorrect, and was commented on for that reason......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Sprint View Post
    Which makes it about 36" ferrule to ferrule (outer jacket and connecting threading) which is stock.......
    In a recent post about Police bikes, a CB 160 was shown in a picture with the correct routing...(almost identical to the 450's)..
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...n-project.html
    Essentially it's an inverted question mark starting with a 45 degree downward and to the rear drive unit axis......
    Then up through the fender's guide loop and into the headlight shell through the bottom hole......
    The long, gentle curve will NOT bind as the forks rise and fall during their normal shock absorbing functions......
    The closest bike is correct, the second one in is incorrect, and was commented on for that reason......
    Mine has the disc brakes on the front wheel and the cable enters the front wheel on the right side it then goes through the fender guide loop and straight up to the speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinnut67 View Post
    Mine has the disc brakes on the front wheel and the cable enters the front wheel on the right side it then goes through the fender guide loop and straight up to the speedo.
    There should be two guide loops: the metal wire loop on the fender brace, and another plastic one on the fender, roughly 2/3 the way from where the brace attaches at the back to the center of the fender. This forces the cable to curve in front of the triple tree.
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    Cable STILL runs in an inverted question mark, just starts about 30 degrees below horizontal instead of 45.....
    Through fender brace loop, up and through rubber fender loop, (inside fork ) in front of lower tree,(some bikes had a steel guide on one of the lower bracket pinch bolts), up beside headlight shell to meter ......

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    Last edited by 66Sprint; 04-15-2019 at 05:23 PM.
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