Tach glass removal


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Johnny Boy
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Tach glass removal

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One of the 2 small screws on the tach face has come loose. I can see it laying on the bottom. Can I remove the glass face and thread that screw back in?


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Mine has exactly the same issue. I need to find a solution too.
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Johnny Boy wrote: Sat May 19, 2018 9:04 am One of the 2 small screws on the tach face has come loose. I can see it laying on the bottom. Can I remove the glass face and thread that screw back in?
I had exactly the same on my CB500T, which uses very similar clocks. A friend who restores these showed me how to do it;
Remove the two nuts that hold the clock into the chrome base. You should now see a thin chrome ring around the clock which holds the black part and the metal base together. This ring is fitted at manufacture and is not designed to be removed and refitted, however, if you work round the underside of it, a tiny piece at a time, with a sharp pick, you can gradually lift it up to separate the two halves. This gives you access to the face to refit the screw. When putting the two halves back together, the ring can be bent back down with thin pliers, but protect the front side of the ring with tape or card. The underside of the ring won't look pretty, but it is hidden once the clock is mounted back in its bezel.
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