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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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The gear indicator doesn't work on my 70 XL. I am working around it by seeing whether it jumps forwards or back.
Ultimately I would like to get it working. Tried the Edd China fishing line fix and only worked one way. No good coming down.
Tried a bit of bike brake cable but that seemed too stiff and hardly worked at all.
Been quoted about 225 to get a replacement one, a bit expensive for a bit of bike cable(although that does include the indicator too).
Does anyone know of a good way to get it working again without the 225 outlay?
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Re: 70 xl

I'm not exactly sure of the what you might need, but if you're looking for different gauge wiring, how about some guitar wire? Is this for a column shift or console shift? I assume console shift.

Lokar might have something that suffices also.

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It's a column shift (sorry should have said) and we have tried guitar strings, bike brake cable, then bike brake cable with guitar string innards.
Can't get it to work properly with any of those ideas.
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If the cable that is presently on there is a multi-threaded cable of sorts, what about taking some strands of steel from a steel cable and making a custom gauge cable? You may have to solder the ends to stop it from fraying. You could actually solder it along it's length to prevent it from unraveling, but that would affect flexibility.

Can you take a picture of the old cable and the application?
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If the cable that is presently on there is a multi-threaded cable of sorts, what about taking some strands of steel from a steel cable and making a custom gauge cable? You may have to solder the ends to stop it from fraying. You could actually solder it along it's length to prevent it from unraveling, but that would affect flexibility.

Can you take a picture of the old cable and the application?
unfortunately there is no cable there at all
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