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Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Location: UK (South East)
 
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Posts: 1984
Location: UK (South East)
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My PX ('87 EFL) got a little hot in our garage fire last year and the speedo lens melted. Once I'd removed the lens and rim, I set about replacing them both. Easy job I thought, but I can't think of a good way to bend over the lip of the rim. Anyone ever done this and done a good job? What's the secret to success?
The lip, including some smoke damage!
The lip, including some smoke damage!
The face was mint under the melted lens
The face was mint under the melted lens
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Hooked
'57 VN2, '70 180 Rally, '80 P150X, '80 P200E, '05 GT200
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Location: George, South Africa
 
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'57 VN2, '70 180 Rally, '80 P150X, '80 P200E, '05 GT200
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Location: George, South Africa
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I took a scribe and drew a line about 2mm from the edge of the rim. Then I used a tin snip and made cuts every ±4mm up to the line. Once fitted you bend each section with a flat screwdriver.

It takes a bit of time, but the end result is perfect.

I have recovered many broken speedos in the past doing it this way.
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Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
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2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
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danie wrote:
I took a scribe and drew a line about 2mm from the edge of the rim. Then I used a tin snip and made cuts every ±4mm up to the line. Once fitted you bend each section with a flat screwdriver.

It takes a bit of time, but the end result is perfect.

I have recovered many broken speedos in the past doing it this way.
I've used a scissors on thin metal like that also.
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