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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so - the speedo has cavity protection and the tacho has a brighter smile.

And the whole clock set looks much better for having had a shower in Mr Sheen.

Suppose I should refit them to the bike now...............
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the last of my toothpaste all gone now then??
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - still in my "overnight" travel bag. I may yet return it................ Wink
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Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this product...........

https://www.amazon.co.uk/QA1-Motorcycle-Furniture-certificate-Scratches/dp/B00CU6UTNA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525264716&sr=8-2&keywords=xerapol+scratch+remover

has been recommended to me by a top Suzuki GT750 restorer - he uses it for clock face restoration as well as on indicator and rear light lenses.

It's 20 on egay, but only 6.99 on Amazon. Field test results (on an old Suzuki TS speedo clock face) to follow.
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Bimota SB6 and SB6R road bikes.
Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
Too many projects...............
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

putting the clock(s) back..............



the 3rd of 3 clock set mounting studs is behind these electrical connectors...



here (the stud with the shiny new nut attached)...........



Bimota have a habit of fitting self-locking / Nyloc nuts to studs that are secured in plastic components - I always replace them with a plain nut / lock washer / plain washer combo. But not on this one, as it's a swine to get to.

anyway, with the electrical connectors all re-connected, time to switch on the ignition and..............



the speedo dropped from 40km/h to zero, so all looks good with the repair.
Time to re-assemble the front end then...



and finally fit the fairing.........



road test next (when the replacement rear lamp assembly arrives).
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Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
Too many projects...............
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you bought yourself a blingey "carbon effect" Aerox QR50 rear light assembly or a "lexus" one?
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a plain red one
























and a "Lexus" one.............. Very Happy
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Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With or without integrated indicators???
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

without - the ones with are illegal.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

took the bike to the MOT test station today - it failed on a sticking front brake switch (was working OK before I left my garage) and a headlamp that dipped to the wrong side. I have purchased a beam deflector to sort the headlamp - the sticking front brake switch necessitated the removal of the front brake lever to access the tiny plastic plunger that operates the micro switch. I cleaned and greased the brake lever housing, refitted the plunger, lever and switch and it is working fine now.

Good news is that the newly-repaired speedometer worked a treat, as did the new rear brake light switch I fitted earlier this week.
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Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
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2bims



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Failed???...you really need a new MOT garage to go to Geekay......and throwing money away on a headlight deflector??/ Call yourself a Yorkshireman...whats wrong with PVC insulation tape???
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