Dash-mount plate


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erkmann
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Dash-mount plate

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I'm considering changing up my GPS/radar detector mounts, and am trying to track down what I believe was in Wing World, a plate that mounts on top of the instrument cowling...not the vent, not the bars, but mounts onto the cowling and forms a flat platform for farkles...and not the FireCreek farkle shelf either. Requires drilling a few holes in the cowling plastic, insert an expanding fastener, etc. Does this ring a bell with anyone?



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Sounds like the Airtech Fabricators out of Arizona, , , not sure Jim is still doing that though, , , Gimme some time to track him down or find a picture.

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Is this like what you're looking for?





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That would do it, if it were designed for mounting farkles. Appears in the photo to be simply a sunshade. I'd seen similar installations but with the metal installed on TOP of the cluster. Thanks for taking the time to help, bluthundr31.

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I once seen a nice looking metal plate as you describe mounted on a 1500 but as I recall it was a DIY deal. Guy only had RD mounted on his, was black. Seems to me it had two tabs like that went under WS (to attach likely) and the rear just "set" on lip of dash?
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I am looking for either a used or maybe a new knock off of the firecreek gauge pod that bridges the stereo and the ignition. The one that Bluthundr31 shows in his picture. If anyone knows where I can find one I would greatly appreciate the info.

Sorry, by the way my name is Ed and I have a 94 Aspencade. New to this forum so thanks for having me. I hope I put my reply in the proper area.

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Unobtainium 2.0 panels are the result of a modified Firecreek panel and even though I cannot sell them for the $25 that they'd been sold for on ebay, ,I make $0 profit. My original purpose for bringing this panel back to life was to make a few "brother wingers" more confident in their devoted "baby girl" (or whatever you call em). And if one or two of you smile each time you throw a leg over the seat as you see how great the panel/gauges look, , , that's icing on the cake.

The "pool" of customers that could use this panel dwindle each and every day that one of the '88-'00's are taken off the road by choice or damage. I will be ending this panel manufacturing adventure soon, , but will gladly support anyone who decides to take it up. I currently have less than a handful of panels available/on-hand.



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Just trying to figure out what exactly this would be used for. Any pics of it in use?
1994 GL1500 Goldwing SE

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It is used for ANY 2" gauge, and have two of them side-by-side, such as Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Coolant temp, ambient temp, clock, USB plug, , etc. These old beasts did not come with a voltmeter and their age makes having a voltmeter VERY appealing/important. The panel is a direct replacement for the existing ignition panel, ,no mod necessary. You'll need to get a GL1500.







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OK, just reading the OP talking about GPS and trying to figure out what it had to do with it, but I see now.

I have a 1500 as of today BTW. :)

Funny how as I was riding it home 150 miles today I was wondering what the temp was and have always been curious about volts.
Seems like a perfect fit.

Wonder if there is any way to 3d print one of these?


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