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SinNH
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Temp gauge disassemble ? Reply with quote

I know the back cup comes off, but has anyone opened up the glass face to clean it up, mine is really grubby. I have a feeling the PO had the back cup off for some reason for a length of time, dust, fine sawdust stuff, etc.
Bugs me.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone posted a link on the forum for a place that fixes those gauges. If I get time, I'll look for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually just replace the gauges with VDOs. Do a search here to find out more.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
Someone posted a link on the forum for a place that fixes those gauges. If I get time, I'll look for it.

That would be great, thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
I usually just replace the gauges with VDOs. Do a search here to find out more.

Thanks for the reply Duck, I'll see what I can find out.
VDO's, yep ran a head temp gauge on my Duc 900 SS back in the 70s when I lived in CO, wide open roads back then.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I usually just replace the gauges with VDOs


I did the same replaced fuel gauge and temp gauge + sender with VDO, no problems
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Gauge repair Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this is the place I saw before or not:

http://seattlespeedometer.com/

I'll keep looking...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Gauge repair Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
I'm not sure if this is the place I saw before or not:

http://seattlespeedometer.com/

I'll keep looking...

thanks Jim. After reading much on this forum and others, I think I am going to try the VDO route, cheap enough for the temp sensor, about $30.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going the VDO route:




Note that the VDOs also come with a chrome rim if you are so inclined.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Duck for the schematic, just changing the temp gauge for now.
It seem like you have been around the K11's for a bit, so, what is that "clip" on the cover of the right fairing storage bin for?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The left cover if you want to leave it off of the radio.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
The left cover if you want to leave it off of the radio.


Yea, and when you have the left cover fastened in that clip, you cannot see the temp gauge.......
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott_Anderson wrote:
Flying Duck wrote:
The left cover if you want to leave it off of the radio.


Yea, and when you have the left cover fastened in that clip, you cannot see the temp gauge.......


But you get a red overheat light so you have that going for you...

Most of the temp/gas gages delaminate on the lens which causes the cloudiness. Watch eBay and sometimes they show up in mint condition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
The left cover if you want to leave it off of the radio.

Ahhh.

Seems like that the VDO coolant temp gauge with stock sensor is fairly accurate, can see the thermostat open at about 183* or so.

Great board !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 cents, install a 160 or 170 degree thermostat. There is a post here I did on it.
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