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Can a inner cable be inserted on my FXR 1988 HD or

Can a inner speedo cable be inserted ? FXR 1988 HD speedo cable broken or do I need to buy the whole outer cable also how do i get the bottom end inner cable out if a inner cable can be inserted

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There are places that can put a cable inside and put the ends on it but on most things it is not worth it. i had to have a throttle cable repaired and napa autoparts out here had the tooling to put the new cable inside the original housing but was on a cable that i could not buy anywhere it cost around $50 to have it done if the cable is available to buy the whole thing is usually better that way as a little damage inside the housing will end up shortening the new inner's life anyway

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