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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A.C.
Allard
Alvis
AJS
Ambassador
Ariel
Armstrong
Aston Martin
Austin
Austin-Healey
Bentley
BLMC
Bristol
Brockhouse
BSA
Chrysler
Cotton
Daimler
Dayton
DeLorean
DMW
DOT
Douglas
Ducati
Excelsior
Ford
Francis Barnett
Greeves
Harley Davidson
Hillman
H.J.H.
Humber
Indian
Jaguar
James
Jensen
Lambretta
Laverda
Leyland
Lotus
MG
Matchless
Morgan
Morris
Moto Guzzi
Moto Parilla
New Hudson
Nimbus
Norman
Norton
Panther
Phoenix
Princess
Riley
Rolls Royce
Rover
Royal Enfield
Siddley
Singer
Standard
Sun
Sunbeam
Triumph
Tandon
TVR
Velocett
Villiers
Vincent
Volvo
Wolseley
 
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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.
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 ship next business day.
We accept credit cards through PayPal or by phone.
GST/HST 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.

These images are examples of the motorcycle cables we make.
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.
 
Norton DF9111/03
DF9111/03 - 2' 5"
1969-75 Norton Commando
1969-72 Matchless P11A Ranger
Tachometer Cable, Spade adapter,
8" Armour 

Triumph DF9111/03
DF9111/03 - 2" 6"
1975-76 Triumph Trident
Tachometer Cable, Spade adapter
8" Armour 
 
 
 
DF9111/03 armour
DF9111/03 - 2' 8"
1964 Norton Manxman
1964-67 Atlas, 88SS, 650SS, 50MKII, ES2 MKII
1967 N15
1968 Commando
8" Armour  
 
 

Triumph 9111/00
DF9111/00 - 2' 6"
1973-74 Triumph Bonneville, Tiger
Tachometer Cable, Spade adapter 
 
 
DF9110/00 5' 5"
1971-72 Triumph T150Trident, 1970 T120, TR6
1966-68 TR6, Trophy, Bonneville
1965-67 Norton ES2, 1968 N15, 1964-66 50 MKII
1965-66 Matchless G3, 1965-67 G12 Majestic,
1965-68 G15, G80, 1969-72 P11A Ranger 
 
 
Norton DF9111/00
DF9110/00 - 5' 9"
1968-75 Norton Commando, 1964-68 Atlas, 1964 Manxman,
1964 - 88SS, 1964-66 - 65/99
1973-74 Triumph Trident, Bonneville, Tiger, TR7
Speedometer Cable
BSA DF9111/04
DF9111/04 - 2" 7"
1971 BSA 50T Victor
Tachometer Cable, Spade adapter 

 
 
Triumph 9110/03
DF9110/03 - 5' 3"
1971 Triumph 25SS,          
1971-72 BSA B25, E35, B50T
Speedometer cable 
DF1110/21
DF1110/21 - 4' 6"
1957-59 Indian Apache,
1959 Chief 57-59 Fire Arrow, Fury,
Speedometer Cable, 12" Armour  

 
 
 
DF9110/04  5' 6"
DF9110/04 - 5' 6"
1971-72 BSA Thunderbolt A65T
Speedometer Cable, 5" Armour 
 
 
Triumph DF9106/01
DF9106/01 - 3' 4 1/2 "
1964-65 Triumph TR6, Bonneville
Speedometer Cable, Long Nut 
 
 
 
 
DF9110/03
DF9110/03
DF9106/01 3' 8"
DF9106/01 - 3' 8 "
1964-65 Triumph 6T Thunderbird
Speedometer Cable, Long Nut
  
 
 
 
DF1110/22
DF1110/22
 


 
 
                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
















































































































 






 
 











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