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Tachometer cable

22 Feb 2020 06:38
Doug5657
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Why is a tachometer cable for a 1974 DT250 or 360 so hard to find? I have looked everywhere, even ordered one from great britain, and when I got it, it was way too short. Ebay has one for two hundred dollars, but that is crazy.

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22 Feb 2020 07:17
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74-76 should be the same... maybe even an earlier one would work?

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22 Feb 2020 07:35
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If DEET isn't able to help, you can also try Motion Pro. They can make cables and they do offer the speedometer cable.

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22 Feb 2020 07:55
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Just wanted to add that the one that was way too short was probably for a 77-on monoshock... called "MX" in Europe.

The earlier 250/360/400 twin shock engines like yours (and earlier) had the tach drive at the rear of the engine.

The later 250/400 monoshock engines had the tach drive in the front of the clutch cover like the 125/175's had.

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22 Feb 2020 15:43
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Thanks for the replies. Yes that is the problem, cables seem to be available for the front tach drive, but the 74 model like I have, and I think 75 and 76 have the drive at rear of engine. The one that I ordered from Britain was advertised as 1974 DT250A twin shock. It was eight inches too short. Had not heard of deet. Will try them.

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22 Feb 2020 16:02
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Is there a website for Deet?

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22 Feb 2020 16:13
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Doug5657 wrote: Is there a website for Deet?


I don't think so. He's a member here. Again, his email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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22 Feb 2020 17:51
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I sold my last 438 labeled cable.
I have another unlabeled cable that looks similar. Tell me the overall length of the housing and I will see if it is a match.

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22 Feb 2020 20:41 22 Feb 2020 20:44 by Steve F.
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IF,you have the old cable, contact Motion Pro.
What they will need is the fitting that fits the engine side case.
They will salvage that for the build. I sent the whole cable not knowing what was needed.
They did a beautiful job for $55.00. Price might be more since mine was done in 2015, IDK.
It has worked flawlessly & is very O.E. in appearance.
Good Luck

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23 Feb 2020 13:36
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Housing is 38 inches with male threaded fitting on drive end.

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