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post #1 of 8 Old 06-27-2010, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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speedometer/tach assembly experience?

while riding yesterday, I noticed excessive vibration in my tach/speedometer, seemed like the whole unit was bouncing around... checked it out, appeared that a plastic piece up under the unit had broken in two, looked to be a relatively easy fix, until I got home and pulled up the parts fiche. Looks like the the piece that is broken is the "case meter, lower" #14 on the attached URL, broke between the mounting bolts... haven't dove into it yet, but looks pretty complex, any experience or suggestions before I go Macgyver on this thing?





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post #2 of 8 Old 06-27-2010, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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sorry, failed to mention that the bike is a 03 919... I did find the procedure on the service manual... anyone have a "case meter, lower" hanging around in the parts bin?

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I,v only had #16 in the diagram off to change the bulbs, it might not be that bad, more than likely just a matter of a few screws to swap the internals. Good luck.

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After looking at the diagram I agree with rmb that it will probably be fairly easy and just a matter of a few screws/bolts. Looks like everything is separated into just a few components and easily plug into a harness.

Doubtful that anyone has an extra lower meter case they would be willing to part with unless it's along with the whole guage enchilada.

If you decide to order the part, I recommend checking the price at servicehonda.com. When I've ordered OEM parts parts before they always had the best prices. I would get the OEM part # from the microfiche diagram at ronayers.com then order thru Service Honda.

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It's not difficult and you might be able to swap that lower case without unplugging any wires inside the headlight. I would be tempted to try some glass-epoxy only because I already have it.

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It's not difficult and you might be able to swap that lower case without unplugging any wires inside the headlight. I would be tempted to try some glass-epoxy only because I already have it.
For $57 bucks I'd be willing to try some epoxy too. I used epoxy to fix my brothers side-mirror after he knocked it off on a pole. Held for 2 years and 115,000 miles. He hit another pole. Sanded and epoxied it back on again, and it's still there. Nearly 100,000 miles and 7 years now. He quit his commuting job in there somewhere, so it took longer to put the last batch of miles on.

Oh, and a rule for choosing epoxy I use, make sure it'll work on plastic, and the longer it takes to cure, the better it is. I also rough up the surface to be glued with sandpaper, but I don't know if it helps - because I always do it.

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If it were me, I'd try JB Weld, I'v fixed ALOT of things with that stuff.

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OK, got the thing apart... I think it can be epoxied, due to the ribs in the plastic being deep enough that they would hold LOTS of glue... if worse comes to worse, I'll cough up the 60.00, but I'm all about saving a buck so I can brag about it on here. any suggestions on a particular adhesive? due to the deep ribs, may be difficult to get all the plastic surfaces completely clean for perfect adhesion.

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