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Offline teebowbusablaster

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Speedo Refurbishement
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:56:03 AM »
I was out on the 400 before Xmas, and the speedo sounded like a coffee grinder. A quick forum search suggested that the input bush was breaking up, so I sent it off for an expensive refurb (but only the best is good enough).
After 4 weeks, and £205 it came back this morning, so excited, I unwrapped it, and found that the new super expensive bezel had come off. A quick look see revealed a very small amount of adhesive.

To be fair, when advised the repairer apologised and asked for it to be sent back, but at £8.60 postage each way, and God knows how long to repair, I declined and have put the bezel back on myself with a good bit more adhesive.

All fixed (I hope).

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 11:59:30 AM »
Grr.

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 05:19:11 PM »
Am I reading this right.
The black rim that holds the glass in place has been glued on and not crimped over as they normally are.
If it is glued then surely that clock will sit higher than the Tachometer because of not being crimped over.
Still haven't got round to my first restoration yet.
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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 05:21:41 PM »
It's certainly not been crimped over, as it pulled straight off (with NO pressure). I've put it all in, so will nip out now, and see if it sits higher.

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 05:36:27 PM »
This is so disappointing especially when you consider the bigger bikes have a shroud so you can  make a bit of a mess or leave crimp marks on the back and you won't see it. I saw your post on FB and thought the cost was the man hours taken to remove and refit the rim properly. I'd want some sort of refund personally as, sorry to say it but it's a bodge... but I know its not normally worth the hassle :(

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 05:38:37 PM »
Also the rim should be crimped down hard to provide a seal against the rubber infill and glass... Unless he went to town with the glue... Still doesn't seem right

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 05:41:08 PM »
No, but I'm buggered if I'm going to send it back for him to have another go, turn around time is 4 weeks, and standard cost is £205 (plus £8.60 postage).

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 06:17:59 PM »
Was it Peter Bond by any chance as he did my friends 250F speedo and rev counter, charged a fortune and not very good, i certainly wouldn't send any to him. Not sure why they are so expensive to be done as my friend had a british bike speedo fully refurbed, came back like brand new £80... :-\

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 06:30:41 PM »
If it's not right and you can get hold of another, I'd be happy to look at one for you (free of charge) I can dismantle and put back together without leaving a mark (even did a little how to in the club magazine)

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 07:18:49 PM »
That is shocking, send it to levy, you won't get a better offer than that, but before you do send some photos and air your concerns, then ask for a partial refund stating you are not happy, be nice about it at first as you are more likely to get what you want then, if no joy just mention trading standards, that normally works.

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 07:33:38 PM »
I had a look back in your previous posts and sure enough it was Mr Bond... :'(  don't know how he dare charge for that level of workmanship, one to avoid for sure.

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 08:09:57 PM »
Comparitive depths of the bezels in situ.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 08:43:24 PM by teebowbusablaster »

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 08:41:35 PM »
Tacho Bezel depth

Offline teebowbusablaster

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 08:42:54 PM »
Speedo Bezel, all bolted in and nipped up, so almost double the depth !

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Re: Speedo Refurbishement
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 09:39:57 PM »
That's so disappointing :(

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