1973 VW Roadmaster spedo cable

Apr 11, 2023
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Does anyone know where I can get a spedo cable for my trike? Its 52 '' with a large, standard looking upper end, and a very small end at wheel.

What company made the forks on the first models? Looks like roadmaster site is for later models.
 
Does anyone know where I can get a spedo cable for my trike? Its 52 '' with a large, standard looking upper end, and a very small end at wheel.

What company made the forks on the first models? Looks like roadmaster site is for later models.

Rich…..Can’t help on the cable or forks….But I can Welcome you to Trike Talk.👍👍..
 
Does anyone know where I can get a spedo cable for my trike? Its 52 '' with a large, standard looking upper end, and a very small end at wheel.

What company made the forks on the first models? Looks like roadmaster site is for later models.

Rick welcome. Call Roadsmith Trikes, the owner built the original VW trikes. He is still around and they maybe able to get you the info. He comes on the forum every once in awhile.
 
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Rick welcome. Call Roadmaster the owner built the original VW trikes. He is still around and they maybe able to get you the info. He comes on the forum every once in awhile.

This is Dick Lindholm. I founded the Trike Shop which made the Runabounts and Roadhawks From 1972-2008. My company made the springer and used a 17" and 18" front rim. I was not able to find that size anymore so we had to go to a wider HD rim witch would not fit between the lower springs. So we had to widen the springer rails by 2" and move the 2 springs to the top to make the wider tire and rim fit. The VDO Speedo Drive Gear on axle became obsolete so we had to go to an electronic VDO Speedo and install 6 magnets on outside CV joint along with a pickup unit and wired back to the speedo. It must be calibrated to your tire diamater which instructions come with new speedo. So your new cable cannot be replaced as we don"t have any. Good Luck and Keep-On-Triken
 
Thank You for creating such a great product!:goodjob:

This is Dick Lindholm. I founded the Trike Shop which made the Runabounts and Roadhawks From 1972-2008. My company made the springer and used a 17" and 18" front rim. I was not able to find that size anymore so we had to go to a wider HD rim witch would not fit between the lower springs. So we had to widen the springer rails by 2" and move the 2 springs to the top to make the wider tire and rim fit. The VDO Speedo Drive Gear on axle became obsolete so we had to go to an electronic VDO Speedo and install 6 magnets on outside CV joint along with a pickup unit and wired back to the speedo. It must be calibrated to your tire diamater which instructions come with new speedo. So your new cable cannot be replaced as we don"t have any. Good Luck and Keep-On-Triken
 

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