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post #1 of 20 Old 03-17-2012, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Rechroming plastic

My 919 tach housing chrome needs to be rechromed. Seems the PO either dropped the bike, or perhaps had a windshileld that wore through the chrome.

Can this be rechromed, or do I need to get a new tach. Are there other options such as taking the chrome off and painting?

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-17-2012, 05:00 PM
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It's my opinion that the OEM plastic chrome looks like crap anyway. I would just paint over the plastic-chrome. Just disassemble the housing, rough it up with some 320 grit and prime & paint it the color of your choice.

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This place sells OEM parts. They show what you need for $58. I don't know if you can get your piece redone but I would probably cost as much or more as a new one. On the website select OEM parts at the top...

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I got a brand new chrome one (that I am going to repaint black!) off ebay for US$18. I have not fitted it yet but it appears identical and I;s put money on it the mould for it was nicked off the stock Honda piece - heck maybe they actually make then for Honda!

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I vote for a scuff job then black paint.

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Scuff and paint sounds good to me! It is behind a tinted shield anyway.

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Scuff and paint sounds good to me! It is behind a tinted shield anyway.
Use Krylon Fusion paint for plastic
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+1 on the 'just paint it black'.

It looks SO much better and wasn't too hard to do.

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+1 on the 'just paint it black'.

It looks SO much better and wasn't too hard to do.
see? if g00gl3it can do it, YOU CAN TOO

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meh. I've moved on :
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with used parts, all done up for you already nonetheless... you had your hand held there for ya

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with used parts, all done up for you already nonetheless... you had your hand held there for ya
Whatever. He had an '02, and I have an '07. Didya know that the main wiring harness for an '02 uses 7 wires (out of 9 available in the harness) and the '07 only uses 6?

I had to revamp my entire wiring harness to match the style of the '02 layout in order for his matching harness plug to work. Good thing we were swapping gauges on Osiris' bike as well, otherwise I probably would have re-soldered each connection manually.

And his blinker lights on the Koso didn't work, and mine do, so somewhere between dropping a wire and going up to the faster, more efficient red 919, I also gained additional functionality.


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so you're saying you went to a more simple wiring set up with your 6 wires as opposed to the more complicated 7 wire set up that the PO had when he installed the gauges, yet it was harder for you? ah you make this too easy g00gl3it! yup, you had your hand held... not by just the PO, but by osiris which you just confessed to

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so you're saying you went to a more simple wiring set up with your 6 wires as opposed to the more complicated 7 wire set up that the PO had when he installed the gauges, yet it was harder for you? ah you make this too easy g00gl3it! yup, you had your hand held... not by just the PO, but by osiris which you just confessed to
Nah, we used Osiris' bike to map the wires correctly, so it was the template. Except I think I lost the pictures of my wiring layout, lol, so I'm stuck with the Koso gauges for a while.

And when did I ever say it was harder than what he did?

I'm just saying it was harder than what you think it was

I do have one little issue. The F3 front wheel has more button holes in the rotors that the Koso speedometer sensor gets a little touchy with. In cold weather, the thing is dead on, but in hotter temperatures, especially when using my brakes a lot, the rotor expands, and is pushing slightly out of range of the sensor so it starts displaying some really funky readings, .

Gotta adjust that, but it was such a PITA to get it 'just right' the first time.

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i'm just bustin your balls g00gl3it

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i'm just bustin your balls g00gl3it
Yeah, I know - My sarcasm barrel is just kinda empty right now. Work issues.

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Gotta adjust that, but it was suck a PITA to get it 'just right' the first time.
How does one "suck a pain in the ass"?

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its g00gl3it, you dont really want to know....

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its g00gl3it, you dont really want to know....
What are you guys talking about? Looks fine to me.....

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