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Thread: XLCH Speedo Cable Length

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    Default XLCH Speedo Cable Length

    I'm looking for a speedometer cable (inner and outer) for my '64 XLCH. The correct one has the cad-plated metal outer cover and not the black vinyl covering. My 1965 parts book lists it as P/N 67051-52A and my 1970 parts book lists it as 67051-52B.

    I occasionally see what looks like an OK reproduction cable assembly listed on Ebay which I could use temporarily until I find an OEM part. However, I'm not sure what the correct length as. The length apparently changed for the 1965-66 models and also in its last year of production in 1970. As expected, the sellers list them at multiple lengths and conversely, I don't want to get stuck with a one-size-fits-all repro cable or spend significant money on an incorrect OEM unit. Does anyone know the correct length of this assembly? Also, has anybody used the reproduction metal-jacketed assembly and if so, does it work OK? Even better - does anyone have the correct assembly for sale or trade?
    Thank You...
    Last edited by Bill Pedalino; 03-20-2016 at 08:15 AM.
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    Bill,
    In my '09 V-Twin catalog they list their trans driven speedo cable (p/n 36-2570 in vinyl / 36-2577 in Zinc / OEM 67051-52A) for '57-'70 XL's at 46" long with a 5/8" top nut. Not sure if Ted is correct. Maybe a good starting point to confirm.
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    Thanks William - I saw that as well. I've learned to be careful about some of the finer details in Ted's Catalog though. You're correct - They do try to get it right, but some of the less-than-obvious details are sometimes incorrect. For example, his P/N 36-2577 supposedly fits 1957 through 1970. This is a one-size-fits-all example as there are at leas three different cables over this duration. But the 46" does get me in the ballpark. However, I would prefer that one of the AMCA guys that has a correct cable give me the actual measurement.
    Bill Pedalino
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    Bill the v twin will work fine until you find an original. I found an original down at the sunshine meet but it won't be back home until first week of April so I can't get a measurement until then. I bought one off ebay as well and can't believe I was the only one that bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murph View Post
    Bill the v twin will work fine until you find an original. I found an original down at the sunshine meet but it won't be back home until first week of April so I can't get a measurement until then. I bought one off ebay as well and can't believe I was the only one that bid.
    Thanks Murph - You truly carry the Luck-of-the Irish !!

    See you at Oley...
    Bill Pedalino
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