resto of gauge cluster

resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:21 am

anybody have any idea of where to find the rubber "seats" that the gauges sit on when restoring a set of 81 gauges? mine are trashed and or missing.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby SteveG » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:24 am

Welcome aboard, Kent!

The big ones for the speedo and tach were still available from Honda in 2008, part #37115-422-008. About $10 each. The small one for the voltmeter is NLA.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby NobleHops » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:32 am

SteveG wrote:Welcome aboard, Kent!

The big ones for the speedo and tach were still available from Honda in 2008, part #37115-422-008. About $10 each. The small one for the voltmeter is NLA.

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I think what folks do for the voltmeter is buy an extra gauge rubber and cut and glue it...

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:09 am

thats great info. i'm off to the honda shop today. AGAIN!. not sure my wife shares the same love of bikes i do. :D
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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby EMS » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:27 am

NilsMenten wrote: I think what folks do for the voltmeter is buy an extra gauge rubber and cut and glue it...

Welcome Kent!

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The voltmeter diameter is not unusual and some aftermarket parts should fit. I know that there was a Goldwing 1800 acessory voltmeter available from someone that had the same diameter.
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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby Don » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:31 am

I think Dave fairly recently bought a couple of the voltmeter cushions from someone overseas where they were still stocked by Honda - He'll fill us in on the details I'm sure

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby daves79x » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:59 pm

The volt meter cushions were available as of last year in Australia - not sure about currently. Good memory, Don!

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:19 am

thanks guys

got the large ones ordered through honda. seems the aus. idea never panned out. found the company but out of stock now. looks like i'll be cutting one.
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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby NobleHops » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:07 am

kbart1 wrote:thanks guys

got the large ones ordered through honda. seems the aus. idea never panned out. found the company but out of stock now. looks like i'll be cutting one.


Thanks for circling back on the topic, it's good to keep the knowledge base up to date.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:27 pm

heres a beauty for all of you. when polishing the chrome trim rings on the tach and speedo be very carefull on the buffing wheel, duh. had one ripped out of my hands and bent up pretty good. also, my gauge faceplate has a slight bend in it. checked with honda and both parts un-available. been watching ebay. anybody have any ideas??? :oops:
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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby daves79x » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:56 pm

I believe the trim rings are stainless. Anyway, I have several here if you need one. The faceplates are outrageously priced when you can find one. If yours is just tweaked a bit, straighten it and repaint if you need to. Keep in mind the '79 bezels are aluminum and the others are steel.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby NobleHops » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:26 pm

daves79x wrote:I believe the trim rings are stainless. Anyway, I have several here if you need one. The faceplates are outrageously priced when you can find one. If yours is just tweaked a bit, straighten it and repaint if you need to. Keep in mind the '79 bezels are aluminum and the others are steel.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:26 pm

hello guys

heres a question for ya. anybody have any idea as to the specs / size of the LITTLE screw used to hold the trip reset knob on? got the new knob off ebay but it never came with the screw. anybody have any input?

thanks a lot!
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p.s. got the CBX book yesterday, looks awsome! heading off for the weekend on the wing and will definetly be packing it for some reading!
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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby daves79x » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:21 am

Pretty sure Honda still has the screws.

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Re: resto of gauge cluster

Postby kbart1 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:01 am

thanks dave

have to go by and pick up my 12 new inst. lights today. i will see if they still have this screw.

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