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Bevel Speedometer drive

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Does anybody have experience with the reproduction Veglia speedometer drives being produced in India? Good quality or junk? Any source of leftover veglia drives (20/10)?

Thanks Bob C.
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Picture attached: Many years ago the little drive tab broke off so I got a replacement drive. The original drive was stamped 20/10 while the new drive was stamped 23/11. The different ratio made the bike a little faster but my gas milage dropped:). I lived with it like that for a long time. Now that I'm refreshing the bike I thought i could dismantle the drives and put the new tab onto the original drive. When I took the original drive apart I found the original ring gear all chewed up which is most likely what caused the tab to break in the first place. Would like to just replace it all with a new, correctly geared drive.
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I did some digging around an unfortunately I found that I might be in the same boat as you, One of the drives on my bikes has a mangled tab (but it does still turn) and I did not find any spares. However it seems that my bikes have the 23/11 ratio. Sorry I couldn't help.
 

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I'm in the same boat. My bike came to me with a 23/11 ratio drive (a genuine Veglia unit), but I'd like to replace it with a correct 20/10. I've not had any luck finding one anywhere, NOS or used. The only option seems to be the reproduction ones, and comments on them range from "feels cheap and broke almost immediately" to "feels cheap, but works fine". Since none of the repros have any identifying marks on the housing, it's impossible to tell if they are all the same, or if any of them are actually better than others...
 

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I would say that the only option is to buy one and see what it is like. The Indian stuff (like most repro stuff) is of variable quality, but these speedo drives from India have been around for a long time.
 

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The new Speedometer Drive from India arrived yesterday. At first glance it look promising. The case does not have any markings at all but the stamped metal backing is marked 20/10 which is the correct ratio for my application The back side looks like a direct copy of the veglia right down to the retaining clip.
Operation seems smooth with no roughness. Once the bike is back together I report again as to how it works.

Purchased from TRUSTWORTHY_AUTOPARTS on E-Bay $69.55 including shipping.

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Just received one of the eBay $70 speedo drives from India this week. There was some drama with the shipping, but after a month or so that's finally sorted out. I should have it installed and out for a test ride this weekend and can report back.
 

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Short ride this evening, and it works fine. Seems accurate (much more so than the Veglia 23/11 unit that my bike had before) based on indicated speed compared to radar, and odometer reading over a known distance. Thickness seems slightly less than the Veglia unit; my bike had two clearance washers between the R fork leg and the Veglia drive unit, but needed just one with the eBay unit. Happy so far.
 

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Andrew Jones has the tang covers for sale. Unfortunately, he seems to be out of stock of complete replacement 20/10 drives at the mo'. Stein Dinse might be worth a try.


Don't Bother with these tangs, they don't fit, being of different dimensions ie thicker than original doesn't allow the retaining circlip to fit.
 
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