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Author Topic: Smith's speedo  (Read 2008 times)

dogbone

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Smith's speedo
« on: May 07, 2009, 09:01:21 PM »
I've tagged this at the end of some topics, w/out a reply...so
Has anyone purchased the Smiths speedo, and is it accurate ?
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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 09:17:13 PM »
Posted by: dogbone
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I've tagged this at the end of some topics, w/out a reply...so
Has anyone purchased the Smiths speedo, and is it accurate ?   

Yes, did purchase Smiths speedo. I do not think it is more accurate than stock but has high cool factor. Needle seems a bit jumpy at high speeds and it isn't designed for back lighting even though you can shove a bulb in it, the light it emits is pretty lame. The white numbers and needle seem to show up well enough as long as there is some street lighting. I would presume it is a Smiths face with Enfield guts but could be wrong though.
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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 01:01:27 PM »
Well, that blows that idea !  The jumping is the cable rattling around in the cable casing. I smoothed mine out with a good cleaning and some thick Ford speedo grease. It isn't totally smooth, but 99 % better.
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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 01:39:51 PM »
Well, that blows that idea !  The jumping is the cable rattling around in the cable casing. I smoothed mine out with a good cleaning and some thick Ford speedo grease. It isn't totally smooth, but 99 % better.

Dogbone, if you want a cool retro gauge check out the Motogadget Classic. One of the forum members installed one and posted a pic in the mod pics section. They are quite pricey but are a quality piece made in Germany.

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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 01:49:47 PM »
Yeah, I think PhilJ installed it.

It looks slick and includes a digital section for speedo plus oil temp or other sensors. Very well made. Much more accurate as well.

I forgot to mention... the motoclassid is a tachometer, with a digital speedo reading on the face.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 10:59:00 PM by geoffbaker »

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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 03:17:46 PM »
Expensive,, Holy merde   , batman !    I didn't pay that much for my wife.
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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 05:06:02 PM »
Ya get what ya pay for :D


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Re: Smith's speedo
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 09:33:33 PM »
I won mine in a poker game.
33 years ago.
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I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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