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Offline Adrian

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Instrument Covers
« on: August 06, 2020, 10:01:33 PM »
Hi there Brains Trust - this is a second hand unit I just received from Germany. In the original picture on the seller's site it was perfectly round. I have emailed him.
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My question is - is there a process that I can do in the shed that would more or less return the openings to being round again.
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Thanks for any advice
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Adrian
1984 R65 (860)

Offline Adrian

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Re: Instrument Covers
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 02:10:11 AM »
Just so you know - all fixed  ;D ;)
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Offline wilcom

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Re: Instrument Covers
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 07:10:35 AM »
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Just so you know - all fixed

How'd ya fix it? Just in case we ever experience the same condition
Joe Wilkerson
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Menifee, CA

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Re: Instrument Covers
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 03:21:15 AM »
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How'd ya fix it? Just in case we ever experience the same condition

Hi Wilcom
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I just pushed and tweaked until it all more or less went back into shape.
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On the Airhead Facebook site one guy said that there is a metal strip running through it and bending it back to shape should be easy. He was right.
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It's mostly round on both sides now and the center area has lost it's kink too.
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So all i need now is the speedo and tacho back from Queensland where they are being restored.
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I did have the Acewell unit up and running when I test ran the bike a few times but I found it too small to read properly. So I'm going back to the originals.
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 8-) ;) [smiley=Norton.gif]
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Offline wilcom

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Re: Instrument Covers
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 08:16:07 AM »
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there is a metal strip running through it and bending it back to shape should be easy.

Thanks Adrian, that makes sense, probably got crushed and misshapen in transit

Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11