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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #125 on: April 17, 2012, 02:41:45 pm »
Jerry:
There is a product called "Sugru" that is an air set malleable silicone. You have about 40 minutes to work with it.
If you don't want it to stick to something dab liquid soap on the part. You hand finish it so it's not as smooth as a molded piece. But I used it when I rebuilt my 360 gauges. The molded rubber piece that holds the lights in is what I replaced. The black color has just a hint of grey, so it's not as dark as the OEM stuff.
I've been meaning to post about this because I think LOTS of folks could use this stuff.
Here's a link to their site.
http://sugru.com/us
I've no connection to them other than I think it's neat stuff.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #126 on: April 17, 2012, 02:48:40 pm »
i used sugru to cover a flash drive i hated the case for.  the stuff's pretty cool.  it's easily trimmed with an exacto and pretty hard when finished.  real light, too.

and yeah, the black is a pretty dark gray.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #127 on: April 17, 2012, 02:51:15 pm »
Really all depends on which bike you have. I see CB550 but I don't know 500, 550 or years or K or F's. Let me know and I'll see what I can find for you.


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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2012, 04:40:39 pm »
I have uploaded a vid to Youtube how to open these rings:
http://youtu.be/hnF8_bSTqlU

I also sell the face plates for the CB750 and crimp rings, which also fits a CB550

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2012, 08:17:31 pm »
Seeing these custom gauges.. first thing in my head is some veneer wood and staining and lazer etching/burning the vector image onto it... hmmm

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2013, 04:13:31 pm »
Just to Thank You all for the tips that turned possible to discover the way to separate all parts. Before I found this topic I waste hours trying to discover a way to fix a hugly dent on the rev counter. I am going to powder coated the black rings.

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« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2013, 04:18:52 pm »
Just to Thank You all for the tips that turned possible to discover the way to separate all parts. Before I found this topic I waste hours trying to discover a way to fix a hugly dent on the rev counter. I am going to powder coated the black rings.

Please consider this one: www.cb750faces.com/cb750faces.nl/en/honda-cb750-k2-k5/23-honda-laverda-metal-gauge-cover.html

It wil save you a lot of frustrations and work



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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2013, 06:31:49 am »


Please consider this one: www.cb750faces.com/cb750faces.nl/en/honda-cb750-k2-k5/23-honda-laverda-metal-gauge-cover.html

It wil save you a lot of frustrations and work
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2013, 07:21:37 am »


Please consider this one: www.cb750faces.com/cb750faces.nl/en/honda-cb750-k2-k5/23-honda-laverda-metal-gauge-cover.html

It wil save you a lot of frustrations and work

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I have 2 on order.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2013, 10:11:45 am »
This may have been answered, how do you get the needles back in or how much force does it normally take??

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2013, 11:01:05 am »


Please consider this one: www.cb750faces.com/cb750faces.nl/en/honda-cb750-k2-k5/23-honda-laverda-metal-gauge-cover.html

It wil save you a lot of frustrations and work

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I have 2 on order.
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I received my covers. I owna OEM K1 tach that has never been used, took it out of the box myself.

The replacement covers are a dead on match to the OEM. To my eye anyway.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #136 on: January 26, 2014, 10:15:05 am »
This is just a note that might help someone. If you open your gauges, i recommend you try to keep the original metal rings. I ordered some new ones (ruined one of the original one with the idea of polishing it) from the net (the metal is thicker) but they are so hard that it has been hell to bend them to original shape. Bike is almost ready and Gauges are the last part because I am almost jumping out the window. This has been one of the most crazy works on all bike. :'(
Fixing the large black rings (including a big dent) took time, a small hammer, lots of sand paper and paint but they ended almost perfect, even If I'm not sure they reach the end of this closing gauges process that way. :-\


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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2014, 11:45:42 am »
Regarding the KO gauges that do not have that ring...what are you guys using to hold the 2 gauge sections together...tape, caulk, ???
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #138 on: January 26, 2014, 02:08:17 pm »
Regarding the KO gauges that do not have that ring...what are you guys using to hold the 2 gauge sections together...tape, caulk, ???

This works perfect, a polymer based glue:




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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2014, 02:12:05 pm »
This is just a note that might help someone. If you open your gauges, i recommend you try to keep the original metal rings. I ordered some new ones (ruined one of the original one with the idea of polishing it) from the net (the metal is thicker) but they are so hard that it has been hell to bend them to original shape. Bike is almost ready and Gauges are the last part because I am almost jumping out the window. This has been one of the most crazy works on all bike. :'(
Fixing the large black rings (including a big dent) took time, a small hammer, lots of sand paper and paint but they ended almost perfect, even If I'm not sure they reach the end of this closing gauges process that way. :-\



I am offering a gauge closing service as well. I can close the gauges with a special tool. Perfect result.

If you don't want to waste your time with removing dents, sanding, primering, sanding, painting, and so on, you can also buy perfect shaped and painted black covers for your gauges:
http://www.cb750faces.com/cb750faces.nl/en/honda-cb750-k2-k6-f1/23-honda-laverda-metal-gauge-cover.html

If ordered in January, I do not charge shipping costs!

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #140 on: January 26, 2014, 03:36:33 pm »
Hi. I bought the metal rings from you. I'm just saying that they are much harder, thicker then the originals. The black rings became real good. The mission is not to scratch them with all the tools I using to close the gauges. Real pain. I should kept the softer rings.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #141 on: January 26, 2014, 07:23:54 pm »
Howdy all, I have a 400f and I'm having troubles getting trip reset knob off. I don't see the set screw on the end so does it pull off or do ya'll think it has left hand threads?
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2014, 09:50:42 am »
Hi. I bought the metal rings from you. I'm just saying that they are much harder, thicker then the originals. The black rings became real good. The mission is not to scratch them with all the tools I using to close the gauges. Real pain. I should kept the softer rings.

If you don't have the right tools, I can do this for you against a fair rate. I have closed hundreds of these gauges without any difficulty



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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #143 on: January 08, 2017, 08:47:55 am »
Girlfriend's CB350F speedometer is sticking and the trip meter pin isn't working.  Going to try this trick out and see if I can't open it up and fix it up.

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #144 on: September 22, 2017, 11:28:46 am »
 One tip, I used an old screwdriver and sanded one side so it's more rounded, that helps minimize the marks on the crimp ring when you pry it open. I made an oak base the gauge fits tightly into face down, it should be a big help when I re-crimp the ring back on.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #145 on: September 06, 2018, 06:13:55 am »
Useful tips. I also always follow this method. Also, if you're looking for new gauge check here!