Want to keep efe clocks but with tl front end. I assume theres no way of squeezing efe speedo drive there so Im looking for other possibilities of retaining oem clocks. Anyone know if theres something like digi pickup to mech speedo? Any other ideas? Cheers
Thought there might be a easier way then that but think I dont have much choice. Just noticed that yanke speedo thing is over 300 green notes so it be better to go bandit wheel route. Cheers Duck
Yup.. I found the Cable-X option way too expensive when I searched for ways to hook the Katana speedo up to the SuperDuke forks and Astralite wheel combo on my bike.. Originally these forks have a 30mm spindle, but I made a TL1000/GSX-R1000 one fit which is 25mm.. The reason for the swap is that it would allow the biggest available speedo drive (25mm) to be used.. (Mine is from a ZXR750).. Still there was very little space so I had to machine both the spindle and the speedo drive to squeeze everything in there..
Also had to make a new speedo drive insert/thingy that would fit onto the hub of the wheel that would actually drive the speedo drive.. In your case the TL front wheel lacks the slot/catches into where such an insert would be fitted.. So you'd either have to machine it or bolt something onto the wheel to drive the speedo drive..
In hindsight it would probably have saved me a lot of time if I would've just swapped the mechanical speedo inside the instrument housing for an electronically driven one.. Of course this would need work finding a good match to the stock one (sweep of the needle corresponding to the speedo dial).. Maybe by comparing the dial faces from an EFE to a possible donor you can select a suitable candidate? Also the position of the miles/km-counter will have to match..
Gotta water cooled gsxr 11 front end in me katana and believe the forks are same as yours , speedo works fine when tried with efe clocks to check everything worked . Not 100 percent if slingy front wheel and spacers is the same but think water cooled are