Venhill has upgraded its range of replacement speedo and tacho cables with new brass drive ends.
Traditionally the inner cable is squared-off in a press, so that it fits into the drive behind the clock.
However, many owners of classic motorcycles – including modern Japanese classics – have the original clocks reconditioned, because genuine parts are no longer available. The reconditioned units often have different tolerances on the square drive compared to the original, so the traditional squared ends of cables no longer fitted in.
Venhill’s new brass ends match newly reconditioned clocks more accurately, for a precision fit, and also look much tidier than the original method.
Two sizes of speedo drive are produced. One for traditional British bikes (3mm across the flats) and one for Japanese (2.5mm across the flats). A number of customers source Japanese sized clocks but want to fit them on their older British bikes. With Venhill’s new system they can now produce cables with different size drives at either end.