VINTAGE BRITISH CABLES

The Best Quality reproduction SMITHS Speedo & Tacho Cables for your Vintage Ride
Custom Made Speedometer & Tachometer Cables for Motorcycles & Automobiles
Using NOS Fittings & Original SMITHS Presses and Dies
Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Aberdale
A.B.J.
A.C.
Allard
Alvis
AJS
Ambassador
Ariel
Armstrong
Aston Martin
Austin
Austin-Healey
B.A.C.
Beardmore
Bentley
BLMC
Bond
Bown
Bristol
Brockhouse
Brough Superior
BSA
Chrysler
Citroen
Commer
Corgi
Cotton
CYC Auto
Daimler
Dayton
DeLorean
DMW
DOT
Douglas
Ducati
Excelsior
Fairthorpe
F.L.M.
Ford
Francis Barnett
Frisky
Greeves
Harley Davidson
Healey
Hillman
H.J.H.
Humber
Indian
Isetta
Jaguar
James
Jensen
Lagonda
Lambretta
Laverda
Leyland
Lotus
Maserati
M.G.
Matchless
Morgan
Morris
Moto Guzzi
Moto Parilla
New Hudson
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Norman
Norton
O.E.C.
Panther
Pashley
Phoenix
Princess
Raynal
Reliant
Riley
Rolls Royce
Rover
Royal Enfield
Scootacar
Scott
Siddley
Singer
Standard
Sun
Sunbeam
Swallow Gadabout
Tandon
Tippen
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Vincent
Volvo
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Contact Us for your specific motorcycle and custom cable needs.

SMITHS Motorcycle Speedometer Cable, SMITHS Motorcycle Tachometer Cable. Custom Cables for British Motorcycles.

Vintage British Cables is dedicated to providing you with the best quality replacement SMITHS Speedometer Cable & SMITHS Tachometer Cable for your classic Post War British motorcycle.
Your BSA, Norton, Triumph or other classic British Motorcycle can have the same length cable it left the factory with.
We can manufacture custom motorcycle speedometer cable lengths as required. Custom length motorcycle speedometer cables and custom motorcycle tachometer cables can usually be made at no extra cost.
We manufacture reproduction SMITHS motorcycle Speedo cables & SMITHS motorcycle Tacho cables using Original SMITHS Hydraulic Presses, Dies, Fittings, Drawings & Specifications.
At Vintage British Cables we use authentic steel armor on cables that specify it. Your Motorcycle Speedo cable or Motorcycle Tach cable will look and function the same as when your bike was new. We provide accurate replicas that are needed for Concours quality restorations.This is an important detail in motorcycle restoration as the cable is clearly visible. If you know what to look for, you can easily spot a poor reproduction motorcycle cable from a distance. 5 points are typically awarded for correct cables.
Many distributors will only stock a limited range of cables that will come "close" to the length you need. Now you can have the exact factory length.
Our motorcycle cables are manufactured with authentic steel armor when specified. The cable for your BSA, Norton, Triumph or other make will look like the original.
We can cross most old SMITHS part numbers for flexible drives over to the newer parts codes.

We can make cables to fit most Veglia and VDO instruments as well as many vintage Japanese instruments.
We can make custom cables to cross over between Smiths and Veglia, VDO or Japanese.
We can make cables for Aermacchi motorcycles.

We ship next business day.
We accept credit cards through PayPal or by phone.
GST added to sales within Canada.
We can repair or restore your Smiths instrument for your motorcycle.
 

 
Click on your Marque below to find your Motorcycle Speedometer Cable or Motorcycle Tachometer Cable
                         

                                  Chronometric VS Magnetic

chronometric vs magnetic
The nut on the left is from a cable for a SMITHS Chronometric Instrument. The nut on the right is from a cable for a SMITHS Magnetic Instrument.
Cables for Chronometric and Magnetic instruments should not be interchanged. Cable protrusion length is different and instrument damage is possible. 
SMITHS part numbers starting with DF11 (DF11xx/xx) are for Chronometric and Part numbers starting with DF91 (DF91xx/xx) are for Magnetic instruments.
SMITHS part numbers with an "11" before the slash (DFxx11/xx) indicate a spade drive cable. Replacement spades are included with these cables.
Chronometric instruments are found on motorcycles up until 1962-63. From 1964 onwards most SMITHS instruments were magnetic.
 

 

 armored speedometer cable
We use authentic plated steel armor on cables that specify it. We can add armor to any custom cable.
 
 
 
Smiths superior cable crimp 
 
 Why Buy from Vintage British Cables?
  • Cable length is a perfect match to original.
  • Inner cable length is correct to protect your instrument.
  • Inner cable lay is wound in the right direction.
  • Positive crimp that will not leak or pull apart.
  • Looks the same as NOS.
  • Functions the same as NOS.
Why risk your expensive instrument with a cheap cable?
 

Measurement of Speedometer Cable

how to measure speedometer cable
                                     The nominal length of a flexible drive is measured between points 'A' and 'B'.
 
Over length cables can cause problems and cable bends should be kept to a minimum. Inner cable length will decrease 11/16" per 360 degrees of bends.
 

The links to technical data below are for information purposes only.

Motorcycle Speedometer/Tachometer Repair.  SMITHS & JAEGER Motorcycle Instruments Repaired/Restored.
Chronometric & Magnetic Cores Purchased.   Smiths Speedometers and Tachometers for Motorcycles for Sale.
 
Quality SMITHS motorcycle speedo cable and motorcycle tach cable for your classic British motorcycle.

To find the exact match for your motorcycle cable please use the links at the top of the page. Custom cable lengths made to order.
Contact us if you need help to determine the correct cable for your motorcycle or if you require a custom length motorcycle cable.