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1954 Speedometer, abused...?

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Michael_Germany_1956
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1954 Speedometer, abused...?

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Post by Michael_Germany_1956 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:01 am

A Scan of the Speedometer on my 1954FL, the Speedometer-Housing is original HD, but what in **** did the former Users to the Internals...?

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Is there a Chance to fix/rebuild it to original Specifications, I need some Help/Advice...?

:cry:


Michael

P.S. I am aware about the "Reproductions" for this Speedo, poor Taiwan-Crap, not on my 54FL, I like to get the Speedo restored...



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Post by panhead » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:03 am


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54 speedo

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Post by partshunt » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:18 am

You could check on Ebay for the Ebay user "speedo rat" from eastern Canada. I picked one up from him for my 54, all gone thru and warranty for a year. There are other speedo shops in the Us. I dont have thier contact but surely some one could list a couple more here. Speedo Rat also would take your speedo and possibly rebuild it or trade in is another option.

VPH-D

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:17 pm

I've had good luck with John Bordas in Denver. He's done several speedometers for me. He does ship to Europe. 303-988-8828

VPH-D

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Post by john HD » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:53 am

VPH-D wrote:I've had good luck with John Bordas in Denver. He's done several speedometers for me. He does ship to Europe. 303-988-8828

VPH-D
ditto that, john built a speedo for my '55 and i was very pleased with the service and support. one year warrenty don't hurt either!

i met him in person at davenport last year, good guy!

john

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Post by Michael_Germany_1956 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:51 am

Thanks, to Panhead-Brothers!

Is this 1954 Speedo correct, to me, it seems so, same design as the Tank-Emblems...?

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Please help, thank you!

Regards

Michael

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Post by john HD » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:55 pm

yes micheal,

that looks correct, on my '55 the 1/10 trip numbers are black on white.

keep in mind that during the '50's you could go to a harley dealer and have the color of the silk screening changed by exchanging the glass. i have seen red, blue, gold and white backgrounds.

when i had mine assembled i considered going with red to match my bike, i opted for the original black. i think it looks better.

john

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:02 pm

As the story goes, 54s had a red pointer and red last digit in trip window.
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