V8 Bike Riders Forums banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
A friend of mine need a new speedo cable and drive for his 97' Boss Hoss. Couple of members here had a broken speedo cable, and I hope some of you kept the part number. Are they (the cables and drives) all the same until the factory changed to the electronic speedos? I would need a part # for the drive and the cable preferably from Harley Davidson, cause their parts are everywhere available. But if you have a part # from Custom Chrome or from someone else - please post it. My buddy already bought a drive, but it wasn't the right one. His speedo shows now twice as much speed as he really rides. The swivel nut of the original cable didn't fit the (wrong) drive, so he bought a new (wrong) cable, too - which will not fit to the right drive...hehehe

Please heeeeeellllllllp....

Loaf
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
143 Posts
Speedometer Cable

Loaf,

Please don't shoot me if this info is not correct.

I replaced the speedometer on my 2000. I would bet the '97 uses the same components. The specific speedometer I purchased was a Drag Specialties # DS-243886. The important part is that these speedometers / drives use a 2240:60 ratio. Your friend needs a front wheel drive in this ratio. And, be careful, they make them in both right and left side versions. Drag Specialties shows the drive as part number DS 243856 or 243849, OEM # 67120-84A or 67125-86A

This speedo fits a Harley 84-86 FXWG, 84-90 FXST, FLST according to the Drag Specialties listing. The Speedo Box says "72 - Up" on the label on the side.

The speedometer cable needs to be the longest you can purchase with the correct nuts on the top and the bottom. If I remember correctly, a 43" to 46" cable is needed. Measure the old one and find a duplicate.

I hope this helps.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
That's a lot of good info. I think this will help to find the right cable and drive. Thank you both.
Neil, only one more question - you said they make them in right and left side versions. From what direction do I have to look at it - front or rear? Or better said - my speedo drive is on the right side if I sit on the bike, and on the left side if I watch from the front of the bike... :?: :roll: :?:

Loaf
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Woow...that was fast :shock:
Thanks a lot, Neil.

Loaf

PS: Do we Boss Hoss riders nothing else than watching our V8 boards? Hehehe....Ramona really hates that. Spending hours of reading and posting about problems, but no time for cleaning the bathroom, bringing out the rubbish...heheheh...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
speedos

Okay got a question how about the trike owners, i got a 350 turbo,i don't want to use one for the front wheel i's rather use one for the trans. What would work god for this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,121 Posts
Cdog:

I am going from memory, which is a real test for me.........heehee

The turbo-350 tranny on the trike uses a short "stub" casing from a
4X4 tranny, that does not have the normal speedometer gears in it.

The only option I know of is to convert to the electric speedo with the
mag pickup bolted to the rear end. The factory has all the necessary
parts. About a $350 conversion if I remember correctly.

In addition you would have obtain a spacer to eliminate the mechanical
speedo hub on the front wheel. I think you can use one off an old harley
fat boy, or Marv Jorgenson use to have them made and might have one
for sale.

Also don't forget a newer dash panel is necessary or you can enlarge the
opening in the old one if you are really good with the dremel.

Geezer

(Old age +) = every morning I wake up next to a strange women.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top