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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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speedo is gone fugly

Hi,
so i picked up a new to me s2r and the clocks on it ave yellowish.
I though that maybe it was dirty but at a closer look it seems the actual face clocks are fading yellowish.

is this normal ? any place I can order new faces for this monster and make him pretty again?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 08:25 PM
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Have not seen this on a Ducati, but I would look to buy the upper bezel with the clear lenses. Maybe someone has a gauge cluster that is burned up (electrically, not physically) or suffered crash damage to the lower (expensive) parts.

If you have other bikes and are not time-sensitive, watch eBay. You might get lucky who knows?

I have taken old Suzuki instrument lenses from completely frosted over to near-new, using sandpaper. Start around 220-320, take off the yellowed plastic. Wet sand (water), go easy...you don't need to remove much, and every deep scratch you put in with 220 will take a lot of time to remove with 400, and a lifetime more working up to 2400.

Work your way a step at a time up to 2400 or 3600 grit, then polishing compound, then wax. There is a kit/product called MicroMesh, used for light aircraft Perspex windscreens. It won't include the 220-320-400-600, but will include the finer grits and polishing compound...and you can buy the coarser at NAPA/Home Depot. etc.

Failing that, I believe I saw a thread where someone did a DIY on carving out the old lenses (carefully) with a Dremel, buying some Perspex, forming new lenses and installing them into the original bezel.

Given the Ducati's immobilizer, more than a few people have explored options other than paying $1600+ for a new set of instruments, ECU, etc.

Please let us know what you decide, and how it works out. Others will benefit from your experience.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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im certain its the actual faces that have gone from white to yellow and not the lenses, although they do show a little age.. is there a source for original face guages?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 05:53 PM
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I bought a new unused and removed Euro set off Ebay with the white faces a few months ago for about $220. Interface got along with it just fine.

The cluster is not hard to dissasemble if you are careful. Best bet for you is to find a cheap damaged set to salvage the face from.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 06:01 PM
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Looks like they went up a bit since then.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Ducati-...dZBKwX&vxp=mtr
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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lol
crazy how much these go for.. I found a guy on ebay who can get me the white face, I just have to be patient as they don't have it in stock and they need to make it.. $33 USD for the faces.
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