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V700 Speedo Cable. What's this Ferrule do?
« on: May 20, 2022, 07:50:22 AM »
I have a new Speedometer Cable for my V700 from MG Cycle.  The "gearbox" end needs some assembly.  There is the female adapter and a brass ferrule.  It looks like you have to strip the rubber back until the adapter fits,  but what is the ferrule for?
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Re: V700 Speedo Cable. What's this Ferrule do?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 08:07:37 AM »
Pictures would help.  Is this a do it yourself cable?  I have seen a few types where you have to cut them to length and then crimp on a fitting for the end you cut.  I thought most cables use a brass ring at the speedometer head to hold the cable in the meter.  Not sure what you are dealing with. 

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Re: V700 Speedo Cable. What's this Ferrule do?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 08:26:56 AM »
The brass ferrule clamps down on the cable when the "female adapter"/nut is tightened, keeping the cable secured in place.

The outer housing on some cables I've bought are a bit undersized and the brass ferrule won't do it's job no matter how tight the nut is. In those instances, I slip two o-rings on in place of the ferrule.
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Re: V700 Speedo Cable. What's this Ferrule do?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 09:02:29 AM »
Nailed it.  thanks.
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Re: V700 Speedo Cable. What's this Ferrule do?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 09:02:29 AM »

 

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