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agigau_k
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:55 am  Reply with quote
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I havenít cracked open the speedometer yet, but is it possible to swap the KPH face plate for a MPH face plate. I believe the speedometer is just like the VLB claimshell type.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:12 pm  Reply with quote
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define "possible"
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:00 pm  Reply with quote
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ok, let me say it another way. Can a person change the KPH speedometer face for a MPH speedometer face plate without needing to purchase an all new speedometer.
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Which person?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:06 pm  Reply with quote
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what does KPH stand for? I've heard of MPH but KPH sounds foriegn. Maybe even vietnamese.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:23 pm  Reply with quote
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It doesnít stand for Kentucky Phried Hen if thatís what you were thinking. KPH stands for Kilometers Per Hour. I am not sure which country uses KPH. Supposedly old Italian bikes had them, and VW's
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canadians too..
and iraqis...for now...

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yes but it's not easy.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:49 pm  Reply with quote
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Ya, don't do it. I tried and messed up the face. The outside trim on those speedos is thin and pressed on tightly. They are made to be replaced. I'd get used to KPH rather than try to put a vespa MPH speedo in it. Rare speedometers are worth rebuilding but cost more than new. They (any vespa speedometer) aren't very accurate so I'd just keep it on for decoration and keep using your gps if you want to get an exact reading.
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chris
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whats a kilometer?

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i believe it is a unit of measure designed to gauge the level of violence within a given scene of a Sam Raimi movie...

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Who is Sam Raimi?
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I need to get a new speedometer. The AZ guy had some sort of old speedometer in there that didnít match with what should be in the bike.

I purchased a new speedometer cable and gear for a Vespa Sprint VLB and the nut that gets attached to the end of the speedometer is too big. The VLB gear that I purchased works because I can spin the wheel and it makes the speedometer cable turn, so I am good there now. I ordered the VLB claimshell speedometer from scooterworks that matches the VLB cable that I purchased from them.
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