Gauge restoration and other parts.

Photos and progress of your restorations, even bikes you had but no longer own.

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Gauge restoration and other parts.

Post by Suzsmokeyallan »

Welcome and do have a look around, I'm always putting up photos of some gauges under restoration that I'm working on, or various bike related parts that have been restored.

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Post by Zunspec4 »

Hi Allan,

When it comes to the refurbishment and restoration of gauges you are undoubtedly one of the best in the business :up: :up: :up:

Cheers Geoff

PS: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :D
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Thanks Geoff.
Two strokes, its just that simple.

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74 Suz GTXVR project
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76 Suz TS400
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Post by jeffz »

Hi Allan,
any suggestions for clearing up the opaqe, yellowed lenses on my gt380?
I assume disassembly is for pros only, not peons like me.
Thanks!
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Post by sportston »

You can replace them. I put glass ones on my GT380. It takes a lot of care and skill to get the old ones out without fudging up your cases.
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For the discoloured acrylic lenses, glass is the best option, BUT there's only one way to do it correctly on the white cased gauges used on the GT250,380, 500 and 550.
Two strokes, its just that simple.

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69 Suz T500
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74 Suz GTXVR project
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Post by Evans Ward »

Where can the glass be sourced from?
1976 Suzuki GT750 (Maui Blue), 1972 Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV (Candytone Blue), 1984 Yamaha RZ350 (KRR- Yellow/ Black).
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I just replaced the thick plastic non original faces on my GT550 gauges, I followed some ones suggestion on using camera lens covers, they fitted perfectly and I'm really pleased with them. I would upload photos if I knew how.
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Post by rodent »

^^^Great to see folk taking the challenge and doing their own resto work 8)

I'm about to start doing my own gauges and it will cost about 1/3 of what some of these "gauge restorers" are asking, If you have any tools and equipment and are any good with your hands it's an opportunity to save some cash that can be spent elsewhere on parts 8)
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Hush wrote:I just replaced the thick plastic non original faces on my GT550 gauges, I followed some ones suggestion on using camera lens covers, they fitted perfectly and I'm really pleased with them. I would upload photos if I knew how.
Sent you a PM. I can post them up for you if you’d like. I’d love to see them also!
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Here’s Hush’s nice work:
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Hush wrote:I just replaced the thick plastic non original faces on my GT550 gauges, I followed some ones suggestion on using camera lens covers, they fitted perfectly and I'm really pleased with them. I would upload photos if I knew how.
That's an excellent solution. :up:
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Heres a few photos from my gauge restoration files showing restored gauges in their white cases and restored main cases.
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Two strokes, its just that simple.

69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz TS250
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2
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