Meter cushions DIY


Meter cushions DIY

Postby patzx12 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:17 pm

I needed meter cushions and didn't fancy paying through the nose for NOS.
Its only a ring of foam.
I got a local supplier to make up strips of foam 6x15.
I then made a fixture on my milling machine and fed the rubber through to make the groove.
I had to do it in small cuts but it only took a few minutes to cut a length.
Results are a perfect job.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby tevan » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:11 pm

That is a great idea you got there. Where did you get the material? I am on it.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby NobleHops » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:13 pm

Agreed, well done Pat.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby patzx12 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:30 pm

A local supplier of mine in Dublin, they also supply me O-rings for carbs.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby patzx12 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:10 am

Re: material density, contact any gasket company and ask for the most dense foam they have cut into 6x15 strips.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby DaveMadsen » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:24 pm

I found 3/8" (9.5mm) backer rod as an excellent speedo and tach cushion. Backer rod is readily available at any hardware store and is made of closed foam - therefore waterproof. This easy solution DOES NOT work for the voltmeter.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby daves79x » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:10 am

That's quite ingenious! For everyone's info, at least here in the states, the speedo/tach cushions are still available from Honda for $15/each. Voltmeter is not, but buy a 3rd and make that one. I wouldn't call that price exorbitant, especially when you look at the price of most CBX stuff.

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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby Larry Zimmer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Cool! Thanks, all.
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby Louis » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:01 pm

daves79x wrote:That's quite ingenious! For everyone's info, at least here in the states, the speedo/tach cushions are still available from Honda for $15/each. Voltmeter is not, but buy a 3rd and make that one. I wouldn't call that price exorbitant, especially when you look at the price of most CBX stuff.

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Dave, We have nos volt cushions in stock and will ship them anywhere in the world for $25.00 each at this time. If anyone wants one just email me at usedcbxparts@hotmail.com or thru web page www.usedcbxparts.com
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Re: Meter cushions DIY

Postby daves79x » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:40 pm

Yes, Louis, I forgot that you still had the voltmeter cushions, in fact I got a couple from you a while ago. Sorry for the oversight!

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