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Just wondered if anybody has done this (and/or if they can be taken apart like the OEM speedos)?

I really dislike the SIP branding on the speedos so thought I'd see if it wouldnt be out of the question to carefully open the speedo to cover/paint over)?

Possibly a great way to bugger a perfectly good (and expensive) speedo - but I'd suspect someone has done (or at attempted this).

Thanks so much
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If you're referring to the SIP digital speedos, i'm going to say no. I did try removing the rear cover from the SIP digital speedo that's on my VNA. I could fairly easily remove the front chrome trim surround, but the clear face was glued tight to the black backing piece. I'd say buckle down and just deal with having to look at the sip logo.
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The obsession they have with branding is really dumb. When I'm installing brake shoes on a lambretta recently the pads were COVERED in logos but the brakes didn't fit. Amazing.
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I'm not sure which is more egregious the SIP or Classic logos that gets put on everything
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whodatschrome wrote:
If you're referring to the SIP digital speedos, i'm going to say no. I did try removing the rear cover from the SIP digital speedo that's on my VNA. I could fairly easily remove the front chrome trim surround, but the clear face was glued tight to the black backing piece. I'd say buckle down and just deal with having to look at the sip logo.
Ah this is excellent to know, I suspected that might be the case.

Thanks for clarifying
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Steely Dan wrote:
The obsession they have with branding is really dumb. When I'm installing brake shoes on a lambretta recently the pads were COVERED in logos but the brakes didn't fit. Amazing.
amazing, but not surprising
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I'm sure there are places that specialize in speedo rebuilding like there are in the US that could replace the speedo face or cover the logo somehow. It's silly how they made it look reasonably original, then slapped a logo on it.
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If you were really keen I think there's enough height in the speedo to remove the bezel, slice the clear bit down low with a little disc on the dremel, and super glue it together again. Overall you would lose 2mm max.

By the way, I just got this for mine. I saw you were looking for a GPS speedo on another thread. https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/speed-sensor-koso-sip-rev-counter-speedometer-gps_50000103
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I'm sure there are places that specialize in speedo rebuilding like there are in the US that could replace the speedo face or cover the logo somehow. It's silly how they made it look reasonably original, then slapped a logo on it.
That would be Speedo King. Apart from traditional stock face plates, he has all kinds of interesting non-stock face plate designs which are pretty cool.
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I had speedo king make a custom face plate for my smallframe without the piaggio logo on it. Pay me for sponsorship of give the parts for free if you want the logos to remain.
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OP is in Oz. I would bet they have somebody there who does similar work.
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OP is in Oz. I would bet they have somebody there who does similar work.
If there is, not many people have heard of them. Speedo King does plenty of ones from here that I know of.
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OP is in Oz. I would bet they have somebody there who does similar work.
I'd second that, nobody does vintage Vespa ones that I know of, would definitely use Speedo King if I need one 👌
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