Speedometer Tachometer faces


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Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby jwellemeyer » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:47 pm



I recently purchased a 75 Goldwing. It looks nice and runs good too. One thing that sticks out are the gauge faces, they are cracked like most old ones. Does any one know if new face decals are made for these gauges? I have seen some for other bikes.

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:38 pm

I know I've seen references on Randakk's site about having them redone, but it doesn't say how they were done.

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:13 am

There are a couple of sellers on e-bay that sell new decals to restore the faces. Comes with instructions. I think they are clear and you paint the face the color you want.
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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby colemadad » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:12 am

Sort of along the same line - can the plastic lenses for the fuel and temp guages be replaced. Mine are quite crazed and foggy from the years (on the inside, it appears).

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby jwellemeyer » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:23 pm

thanks for the info.

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:14 pm

Bob Howell does these appliques. Full instructions are given and they make a great job if you follow them implicitly. One thing he doesn't mention though is that you need to do them in a completely dust free atmosphere due to the static in the plastic. Ask me how I know this!!
http://shop.ebay.ca/merchant/roberth9

These are the gauges I did for my bike.

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby jwellemeyer » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:25 pm

Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby rx2197 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:01 pm

Old Fogey your gauges look great! Thanks for the info I don't need to replace my gauges but now I think I might just change the color to give it a little bit more style

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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:17 am

Just be ware this involves cutting the seal ring on the gauges. They were no designed to be opened up.
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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:49 am

Not necessarily, but it has taken me a lot of experimenting to do it successfully without cutting.





Cutting is the easiest way if you're only going to do the one set. Use a Dremel with the finest cut-off wheel you can find and carefully cut at exactly 6 o'clock just enough to go through the ring. You'll see why once you get it opened.
If you're careful the cut is un-noticable once it'-s all reassembled.
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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:06 am

So how do youdo it w/o cutting..or bend the the ring all out of shape..would be a great DIY listing with pics...:)!!!
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Re: Speedometer Tachometer faces

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:30 pm

Well, at the moment this is going to be a trade secret; the reason being that I hope to offer a refurbishment service soon through my http://www.wingovations.com website, either exchange or re-doing your own units. I realise you might be just a little bit too far away to use it though. :)


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