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Old 01-21-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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cracked instrument cover

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The the rectangular plastic cover over my speedometer is cracked needs replacing.

Is this a separate purchase or do I need to buy a whole new dash...?

thoughts?
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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Not available separately. CJ made some for a while but stopped. I think the last I checked he would make them if there was enough orders. Best bet is to try to find one from a bike being parted.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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Well, this post has renewed my interest in producing affordable replacement lenses.

I'll get started this week to set up test molds and hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have a better idea of how doable my intended process is. My plan is to produce an all plastic clone of the original, not machined metal with a plastic window.

I'll post my progress (or lack thereof) in this thread.

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Old 01-21-2015, 04:14 PM   #4
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Well, this post has renewed my interest in producing affordable replacement lenses.

I'll get started this week to set up test molds and hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have a better idea of how doable my intended process is. My plan is to produce an all plastic clone of the original, not machined metal with a plastic window.

I'll post my progress (or lack thereof) in this thread.


Cool... Let me know....
I've got clear packing tape holding mine together. Do you have to buy the whole dash if you get it from OEM?
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:32 PM   #5
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I'm in too if you make em. Mines scratched to s#!t.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:05 PM   #6
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Well, this post has renewed my interest in producing affordable replacement lenses. ...
Put me on the list for one also!
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:28 PM   #7
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lol - I've got a couple of friends with 950s I think I can borrow the lenses from. I'm a cheap skate, I have yet to find a speedo or tach within my price range. There's one on Ebay for $120 but it's pretty scratched-up and wouldn't buy it if it were pristine.

I haven't put much effort into tracking down the oem mfr, but I bet there's a few boxes of speedo & tach lenses just sitting around a Japanese speedo/instrument company.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:12 AM   #8
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Count me in also I have a 07 990 that both speedo and tach lens were taken:(

I don't think you will regret your efforts on this project.
There are a lot of 950/990 out there that need them!!!!

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How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had some pretty nasty crashes and done about everything imaginable to that thing and yeah, it's scratched, but never cracked it or anything.
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[QUOTE=gearheadE30;25989027]How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had some pretty nasty crashes and done about everything imaginable to that thing and yeah, it's scratched, but never cracked it or anything.[/


Someone took mine😡
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had some pretty nasty crashes and done about everything imaginable to that thing and yeah, it's scratched, but never cracked it or anything.
it was like this when I bought it. Your guess is as good as mine.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:05 PM   #12
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Well, this post has renewed my interest in producing affordable replacement lenses.

I'll get started this week to set up test molds and hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have a better idea of how doable my intended process is. My plan is to produce an all plastic clone of the original, not machined metal with a plastic window.

I'll post my progress (or lack thereof) in this thread.

mines worse...
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:59 PM   #13
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How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had some pretty nasty crashes and done about everything imaginable to that thing and yeah, it's scratched, but never cracked it or anything.
Wash board roads at 70mph+

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Old 01-23-2015, 01:31 AM   #14
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Count me in also, mine is scratched..... I am searching a new one.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:41 AM   #15
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Picked up the project materials today, I'll start on Sunday and keep you posted.
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