Author Topic: Transmission Speedo port  (Read 170 times)

Offline wilcom

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Transmission Speedo port
« on: July 15, 2020, 04:55:59 PM »
I know some of you folks have gone to an after market speedo and tach set up. When you eliminated the speedo cable what did you plug the hole with ??  I didn't want to cut off the cable and ruin it for use later and/or if I went back stock,
Joe Wilkerson
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Menifee, CA

1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
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1980 R65
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1972 R75
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Offline tunnelrider

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Re: Transmission Speedo port
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 06:55:30 AM »
Not having done that myself Wilcom and probably stating the obvious remember the speedo drive retaining bolt is also the transmission breather so plugging the top port should keep that bolt clear. I also recall the one time I visited that area is the speedo drive bush and cable boot are inexpensive so if you need to sacrifice them it's no problem. Perhaps something as simple as a rubber grommet stretched over top and down below the boot lip, sealed with silicone will suffice?
'85 Black R65 / '74 GT185 / '83 Pantah 500 / '90 Super Tenere 750  / '01 DRZ400 dirt only

Online mrclubike

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Re: Transmission Speedo port
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:44:02 PM »
 I would  machine down a bolt on the drill press (pillar drill) to fit in the hole
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R