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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2009, 07:38:42 pm »
One of the sets I have from a 71 - 750 are original but are more blue than green. All else is the same and they are original...

Any ideas why they may be different?


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I've got the same problem, one green and one blue. Would like to make both the same color, don't really care which on this F2. Maybe a pair of Yamiya faces, so they match?  ???
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 05:16:35 am »
Mark,

Maybe we can swap... What's Green, the Tach or the Speedo? 

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2009, 03:26:39 pm »
I've used flat black with good results. I was always intimidated by opening the chrome ring until I saw a jewlers tool a fellow Honda nut was using, and thats when I thought of the paint can opener. Cheap, easy and plentiful. Pretty painless too. You can have the ring off in about 20 minutes. I'm opening a gauge tonite that I've been into once before. I'll try to time it.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2009, 08:14:09 pm »
My bike (K0) had wrecked gauges inside chrome covers that fit over the plastic housing. One was so bad they cut it up to make the case fit into the cover. I am now working on some decent gauges to put inside the chrome. I don't think I even put the metal band back on, the chrome cup held it together. ;)
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2009, 08:29:13 pm »
Mark,

Maybe we can swap... What's Green, the Tach or the Speedo? 

Email me a couple of pix. You have my email...

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I owe you some pictures, Bob: been working long hours (that's good!) lately, haven't had much bike time this week. I'll post them here...
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2009, 05:15:44 am »
Mark,

Didn't hear from you, figured you were all set....The gauges are gone to Italy! Someone there reponded to one of my posts and bought em.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2009, 05:35:12 pm »
I had to repair my tach on a CB77. It was spinning wildly round and round. The spring had snapped and was wrapped around the shaft. Grrr! I tried to reset it. Its all back together now. I hope it works. The spring will never look like new but it seems to have tension similar to that of the speedo.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2009, 10:08:34 pm »
Where are you guys buying new faces from, I mean the insert with the numbers and dashes and such?
Or can you make your own?  Is there special paper or vinyl or something that you can print a design on?
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2009, 01:04:00 pm »
I had to repair my tach on a CB77. It was spinning wildly round and round. The spring had snapped and was wrapped around the shaft. Grrr! I tried to reset it. Its all back together now. I hope it works. The spring will never look like new but it seems to have tension similar to that of the speedo.
Didn't work. Grrr!
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2009, 01:07:14 pm »
Here's a pic of a set of gauge faces i drew up in AutoCAD....
I'm planning on getting them printed at a local sign printing company on RED vinyl...not too thick...in hopes that the light will glow through the red digits. 

I made a few different designs....but these are my favourites...and what I will be using.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2009, 01:19:51 pm »
Some Radio-Active Lookers....

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2009, 01:21:00 pm »
Some other one's to throw out there...

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2009, 01:22:05 pm »
These are pretty much just stock layout...but black and red instead of green & white...

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2009, 01:25:53 pm »
another...

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2009, 01:27:52 pm »
and another...

I just realized...I should've probably put these in another post or something...my appologies.
Once the gauges are apart...these could come in handy though!

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2009, 05:27:41 pm »
Here are mine. I cut the ring with a dremal tool. Jb welded back together. Then installed chrome bezels so it didn't matter that I cut them.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2009, 01:24:02 pm »
Any tips on flattening the faces on gauges,I have a couple that look like the face was sun heated and the face sagged down..

someone on the forum posted a tip for this by using a clothing iron.

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=57699.50
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Re: Disassembly of gauges... Great stuff
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2009, 08:37:19 am »
Hi Folks,

 This thread is exactly the info that I was searching for.

 I have my tach / speedo apart (two halfs are split).  I used the paint can opener from Home Depot with very good results (only complaint is the number of times I stabbed my hands / fingers with the tool during the process!).

 My question now is that I need to paint the outer black rings.  Do I just need to remove the rubber seal to have the inner green ring and lense come out?  I think I need all of that out before I can properly sand and paint.

 I gotta flatten the speedo face place (I'll try the iron).  Then I need the stock looking decals for the plates.

 Thanks for the great post and any help with my final dissassembly!

Scott

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2009, 03:45:35 pm »
Not sure about the iron, but I heard of guys putting that face on a flat pan in the oven at low temp. Not sure of the temp but do a search and you may find it. Or someone here maybe recalls the temp.
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2009, 04:19:24 pm »
Those are some nice looking custom gauge faces hednut.  I especially like the radioactive one.  Any chance you can make them in miles per hour and post them?
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2009, 04:25:54 pm »
Where are you guys buying new faces from, I mean the insert with the numbers and dashes and such?
Thanks, -K

I got mine from nokrome.  They are Aluminum, and I'm very pleased with them. Don't know if he has more though.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2009, 04:58:46 am »
Soichiro ...Glad you like em'! I live up here in Canada, so all the bikes I know have the metric gauge faces.  But if somebody could Scan their American faces into a JPG...and send it to me I could scale & post a la MPH.

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2009, 09:47:56 am »
Soichiro ...Glad you like em'! I live up here in Canada, so all the bikes I know have the metric gauge faces.  But if somebody could Scan their American faces into a JPG...and send it to me I could scale & post a la MPH.

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Sorry for the late reply.  I don't have a pic of my gauge faces, but would any of these do the trick?

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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2009, 12:12:32 pm »
Yeah, I can work with that...
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Re: Disassembly of gauges
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2009, 01:34:30 pm »
Wow!  That was fast!  Thank you.  They look great!
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