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Offline YSS

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Instrument resto
« on: August 21, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
I have a few tachos that are working but the colors are faded . Has someone on here rebuilt/restored instruments before ? Love to hear about  if you like to share it .
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Re: Instrument resto
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 06:33:08 PM »
there is/was a place that specialised in this work only the name escapes me but they did all the old english stuff like smiths etc.
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Re: Instrument resto
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 07:33:15 PM »
I got my XR500 speedo rebuilt.  They redid the face, fixed a few broken bits and recalibrated it.  Come up like new.
Goes by the name of Otto Instruments.

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Re: Instrument resto
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 01:36:00 PM »
Thanks for the heads up . But I like to have a go myself, just for something different to do  . I thought someone would have done it already .
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Re: Instrument resto
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 07:37:33 PM »
Grab a big box of cotton tips.
Bottle of turps
Bottle of metho ( no drinking it)
small bottle of light oil(sewing mach stuff is good.
Small artist paint brushes.
Hobby fluro orange paint for the needle tip.

Clean up the face with the turps and no hard rubbing Usually the tuprs will be good enough to do the job, Metho will do it though much more care is needed to not dissolve the face print.
The mech again can be cleaned carefully with turps or meth and any pivit point just a minute drop of oil.

https://www.oldjapanesebikes.com/GT750J_Gauge/page-3


Hard part is getting the clock apart. 70,s Suzuki used two methods, a green glue or a melt. a small knife blade flat screw driver can be used to break away the over lapped plastic.  Tarzans grip is good for resealing.

 There is a website that explains how to do GT750 clocks. If i can recall the URL I will pop it in here.

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Re: Instrument resto
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 08:22:26 AM »
Thanks Pokey , that's the type of info I am after.
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