UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)


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UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:36 am



This is the UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 Ignition/gauge panel for all years of the GL1500 produced from the "Firecreek" concept/style. Minor modifications were made for production to improve durability of material and strengthen bosses.

THESE PANELS ARE GREAT FOR MOUNTING GAUGES AND ACCESSORIES SUCH AS, , VOLTMETERS/AMP GAUGE, AMBIENT TEMP, OIL TEMP, TPMS, COOLANT TEMP, GEAR INDICATOR, ADDITIONAL USB PORTS, INDICATOR LIGHTS, GO-PRO POWER, FM MODULATOR SWITCH AND MANY, MANY OTHER GADGETS.
THE WASTED SPACE BETWEEN THE CENTER-SHELTER AND THE DASH CAN NOW BE THE CENTER-PIECE OF YOUR GAUGE CLUSTER.
It comes in BLACK only, and there is only a few panels left. More panels will be arriving in January 2019. They are MADE IN USA!










These panels cost me $129 from the vendor, and payment fees are another $4 per panel, so I am NOT making any profit at my selling price.
The price of each panel, for members, is $132.00 plus $13.65 (Flat rate medium box USPS) to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

A few lucky members who paid have already been told that "SANTA" has their panel on the way to their doorstep, and they'll arrive on 12/26.

Interested members should PM me to confirm I have panels on hand and I use payments through PayPal.



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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by MikeB » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:30 am

You did a great job finding a vendor that could reproduce the original panel. The panel looks precisely like the originals as well. Nice work.
Have you test fit the new panel to the bike? From all appearances it should fit but only after installing the panel will you be able to tell.
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by Sadanorakman » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:08 pm

Amazing quality reproduction. However did your provider recreate? Did they take an impression from an original, or laser scan it?
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:42 pm

Yes sir, one of the first things I did was run out to my beast and checked that they fit correctly. The vendor sent back my original, and the fit is identical to the newly reproduced panels. FITMENT AND APPEARANCE IS OUTSTANDING!!!

I did not get a laser scan of the original but that is something that can be done in the future if needed. All of the vendors I contacted quoted thousands of dollars JUST TO MAKE A MOLD. The average cost of the Laser scan was over a thousand dollars, and seemed to be an irrelevant cost for the process with this particular vendor.

Thanks guys for the compliments on the panels.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:27 pm

My only regret with this "project" was that I didn't include a "visor" to cover the gauges from direct sunlight. (Hindsight is 20/20)

One of the members who purchased the Unobtainium 2.0 panel found the perfect solution!!! (Really nice "FIND" ecarmichael)

http://www.dashvisor.com/Gauge-Visor.html

Its a simple (single screw to attach to the Unobtainium 2,0 panel) attachment to solve any "glare" issue for about $15+ shipping.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by ecarmichael » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:57 pm

Bluthunder31, you are awesome!
The "package arrived today, Christmas eve, just like you promised!
This cover is going to be so awesome. I can't wait to figure out what I will" put in mine ". Seems I'm back to the list that started all of this for me.

My legacy cover came to me without the tabs in the top corners. Trust me, I will be very careful to not snap them off on the Unobtanium 2.0.

I can't compliment Bluthunder31 enough. He has been awesome to work with.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by newday777 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:42 am

bluthundr31
Well done! It looks just like my Firecreek panel did. This should make many folks happy to find them available instead of unobtainium!

A picture of the original Firecreek panel my 1500 had for others to compare.

I also put a hood over mine to be able to see the gauges better in daylight .

1st picture is it on my 99 Aspencade
2nd is on my 99SE
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:33 am

Nice setup Newday777.

Are the square red lights a toggle on-off for an accessory??

That 50th badge looks good too.

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Post by newday777 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:33 am

Yes the switches were for accessories.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:50 pm

I want to thank WingAdmin for the kind comments, AND for the feature article in the January 2019 Newsletter regarding the Unobtainium 2.0 panel. It is cosmetically identical to the original Firecreek Accessories panel which is no longer in production.

Now that the dust has settled on getting this project off the ground, I need to thank and acknowledge the help/guidance of AZgl1800 (John). Many months ago this panel was a topic of discussion to those of us who "wanted" one. John found one at a local auction and bought it. He had no "NEED" for one since he has the 1800, but he knew fellow members were looking for one. He then PM'd a few of us who had voiced interest and said that he would sell to the "first-to-respond" to his PM. It was Johns, original Firecreek Accessories, panel that was used as the "template" in the molding process. John has been a great resource for me in this endeavor and deserves a great deal of credit from those who will enjoy this panel in the future.
THANKS AZgl1800 (John)!!!

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Post by newday777 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 pm

Yes John is a great guy.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:59 pm

I have had a few "International" members want this panel.

I WILL ship these panels abroad with the "caveat" that the shipping costs will vary depending on the "Customs" regulations for each country/destination. I will maintain the panel cost at $132.00 USD for members, but International shipping will be more than the $13.65 Domestic fee.

Payments can be made at PayPal.Me/Bluthundr31

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS PM ME FOR DETAILS.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by Quato » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:12 am

Hi

Thank you for good service, the panel arrived today :D




With regards
Quato , Norway

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 am

So BluThundr31, how many new Unobtainium 2.0's are out there now? I bet you are waiting for pictures to see what people did with them... :D

Mine still in the box, awaiting nice weather conducive to GoldWing Surgery, a lot of work to do.. have most parts, just need to do it.
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-Install Unobtanium and figure out what to put in it (thinking Volts and maybe Oil Pressure)
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:01 pm

DenverWinger wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 am
So BluThundr31, how many new Unobtainium 2.0's are out there now? I bet you are waiting for pictures to see what people did with them... :D
I'm still a couple grand "in-the-hole", so there's not ENOUGH of 'em out there!!! :D I might have to switch mold-makers to get more, , we'll see.

I was worried about that shipment to Norway, , ,Tromsdalen Norway is as close to the arctic circle as I've ever seen!!! I wondered if his "postman" delivers with a team of sled dogs. Good to see the box and contents arrived undamaged, , I hope he enjoys the hell outta the panel.

In all honesty though, I'm anxious to see what gauges get installed and how they look after being mounted. Give us a "kodak moment" when you get yours done.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by MikeB » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:07 pm

bluthundr31 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:01 pm
DenverWinger wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 am
So BluThundr31, how many new Unobtainium 2.0's are out there now? I bet you are waiting for pictures to see what people did with them... :D
I'm still a couple grand "in-the-hole", so there's not ENOUGH of 'em out there!!! :D I might have to switch mold-makers to get more, , we'll see.

I was worried about that shipment to Norway, , ,Tromsdalen Norway is as close to the arctic circle as I've ever seen!!! I wondered if his "postman" delivers with a team of sled dogs. Good to see the box and contents arrived undamaged, , I hope he enjoys the hell outta the panel.

In all honesty though, I'm anxious to see what gauges get installed and how they look after being mounted. Give us a "kodak moment" when you get yours done.
It's probably not as cold in Norway as it is in Wisconsin. :lol:
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:32 am

DenverWinger wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 am
It's probably not as cold in Norway as it is in Wisconsin. :lol:
You are right! As of now the temp in Green Bay is 16° and in Tromsdalen Norway it is 21°. You never know what the weather is going to do.

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Post by Stew » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 pm

I haven't been hanging around the forum much these last few weeks so I was a little late to the party getting back to Dennis, but mine arrived today and wow it is top notch! Very sturdy and outstanding quality, I almost don't want to cut holes in it it is so nice. So excited, thank you! :D
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by Mh434 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:08 pm

Guess I'm gonna be spending a little more $$ now - don't think I can live without one of these!

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by RockportDave » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Got mine ordered last night. I wanted one last year, but found out Firecreek quit making them.
Thanks to Bluthundr31, we can have them now.
Also, thanks to AZgl1800 for helping get these going.
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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by carlleming » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:46 pm

I think I might have to get me one of these real soon. Just need to sell me a couple more Tank Bag Brackets 1st LOL ;)

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Post by Stew » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Finally a nice sunny day with no snow on the ground, I'm going out for a ride! I had to pop on the new panel even though there's nothing mounted in it yet, it fits like a glove. And as mentioned the plastic is thicker than even the Honda part it replaces, it is very sturdy, matches perfectly and is outstanding quality, thank you again for making this happen :)




Now I'm off to FINALLY deliver my dad his Christmas present, he will have a happy night tonight lol 8-)


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Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:48 am

That panel really looks nice Stew!! It looks like it fits seamlessly with the rest of the dash. I'm real happy with the vendors quality and workmanship on these panels. They're sturdy and the fitment is ideal.

Can't wait to see what gizmo's you decide to put on it to upgrade your ride.

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:49 pm

I'm wondering, , , , Would there be any interest, or advantage in getting the "Gauge Visor" at the same time when purchasing a new Unobtainium 2.0 panel???
It could be an "OPTION" but there would have to be an additional charge for the visor. It looks VERY seamless mounted on the panel, , , ,


The oil pressure and voltmeter seem to be a popular combination for this panel, , They look great too!!!




Any and all ideas/feedback welcome!!!

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Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Post by RockportDave » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 am

I mounted my volt meter in the righthand pocket cover before you came out with the Unabtainium 2.0 and it works great there. I’m thinking about mounting this compass in one of the spots.


I don’t have GPS or phone mounted, but may do it in the near future, but I still like the compass. Don’t know how it will read with the radio so close.
I haven’t decided on the other location and may move the volt meter.
I am a smoker and every bike I’ve owned had a lighter so I will probably mount a lighter between the gauges and use a plug in usb to charge phones.
So many options ...
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