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Offline chotus52

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Shooting star speedo
« on: 19.07. 2017 07:39 »
Hi all, I'm having a measure of trouble refitting the speedo into my 1955 shooting star headlight cowl. The problem is getting the rubber seal correctly in place without damage. Any thoughts? Regards
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #1 on: 19.07. 2017 09:47 »
I'm assuming your cowl is the same cowpat style as my '55 GF. This is how I do it. Put the grommet in place. The larger side goes downwards. I grease the grommet ring using bicycle grease*, (OK with rubber & plastics). Push the speedo into the grommet up to the bezel. I made a tool by bending a small screwdriver blade to make a small 'L'. Keep the speedo lightly pressed down then use the tool to work around lifting the grommet rubber over the bezel ridge. Easy!


PS. I damaged the first grommet doing this but if you are careful it's OK.


* My speedo tends to rotate slightly over time so you might try without the grease.

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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #2 on: 19.07. 2017 13:35 »
Tks for that, I will give it a shot tomorrow
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