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i've already spoken to a couple of honda dealers and none of them stock a speedo cable for the mc19 as "its an import"
so im just wondering if anyone here knows where i can get a new one or if they have a spare one lying around in good condition
i dont mind paying for the cable + postage

also is the cable for the mc 19 and mc 22 the same?
coz all of the dealers have the mc 22 cables but not the mc 19 ones

i would take mine there and compare but i cant ride my bike anywhere coz my speedo doesnt work and i dont have a car

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they can't order them from Japan?

The mc19 speedo goes from the front wheel. the mc22 goes from the front sprocket.

MC19, 6k RPM in 6th gear is 60km/h. 9k in 6th is 100km/h :)
 

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I haven't asked, but from their replies I assumed they were either not interested in ordering them or couldn't.
One of them said he checked the stock list of Honda Australia and none of the other dealers have them in stock.

Ah...true, i didnt think about that
so does this mean that the cable would calibrate the reading?
coz i had no idea that a cable would decide the speed based on the revs
i mean i thought any cable would do the same job

hopefully someone here has got a spare one i can buy
 

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Ah...true, i didnt think about that
so does this mean that the cable would calibrate the reading?
coz i had no idea that a cable would decide the speed based on the revs
i mean i thought any cable would do the same job
The cable just drives the speedo. It has nothing to do with calibration.

The speedo drive unit on the front hub is calibrated to the diameter of the front wheel. It is geared to turn the cable at a set RPM for a certain speed. For example, 80km/hr is about 3,000rpm of the cable (I think). This is fairly consistent across most bikes, so you can change speedos between different bikes with a fair amount of confidence that the speedo will still read true, even if it has come from a Kawasaki and is now bolted to a Yamaha.

However, if you change the wheel diameter and keep the same speedo drive unit, or replace the drive unit with one from a bike with a smaller or larger front wheel, the speedo will be out.

On an MC19 you can change the gearing by fitting different sprockets and your speedo will still read accurately because it is driven from the front wheel. The gearing does not affect the speedo reading.

However, on an MC22 the speedo is driven from the front sprocket, so changing the gearing has the same effect as changing the diameter of the front wheel does on an MC19.

Any cable will do the job as long as it is the correct length and has the right ends to fit onto the speedo drive unit and into the back of the speedo. If you take your old cable outer into the shop you should be able to match it up with one, provided that they have any in stock. Most bike shops don't.

I would imagine that a Spada cable would be a very close fit, if not a perfect match.
 
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Maybe try RB imports failing that I would call vic wreckers. They are great and you'll have the part in a few days.
 

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stavros thanks a lot for that
makes a lot more sense now, i'll see if i can find a dealer with a spada cable in stock and then take mine there to measure it

cheers stud
will send them a mail now
 
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