96 custom fatboy speedo..

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by weebo68, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. weebo68

    weebo68 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I recently purchased a 1996 fatboy custom build. However; the speedo is junk and I need to replace it. Any ideas how I can tell which ratio it is? It is axle drive not tranny, with a 21" front wheel. Thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Being it was custom built I would disconnect the cable at the speedometer end and use a piece of masking tape to make a tab around the cable end. Rotate the front wheel one full turn and see how far the cable turns. it could be 2-1 or 1-1 depending on what was used.
     
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  3. weebo68

    weebo68 New Member

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    I was thinking along those lines as well. But it was my understanding the options were 1:1, 2:1, and 2240:60. In the last case, I could be spinning that wheel for quite a while. Please correct me if im wrong though. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Only one way to find out!:D

    Sorry for the typo in my above post.
     
  5. weebo68

    weebo68 New Member

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    Please lord..... 1:1.... please
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    OK...So it shall be a 1 to 1 weebo :lolrolling
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    well figure if its not one to one and 2 turns dont do it .. id try the 3rd before turning wheel that many times