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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Screw repair on tach

I finally got off my arse and did it: http://www.ducatigirl.com/inventory/tach.html

I figured the worst I could do was destroy the tach and either have to take it to the dealer to fix it or stick a big happy face sticker over it and ride around without a functioning one.

If anybody has any tips on improving my procedure, I can put it on the page. I sort of groped my way through it.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 11:31 AM
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Re: Screw repair on tach

As long as it doesn't leak, I'd count it as a win

Reason I say that though, is that I developed a leaky speedometer a while back and it got expensive to fix..
Give Pogo a bath and see how your redneck engineering holds up

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Re: Screw repair on tach

hi zina,
i just did one of these tach jobs about 2 months ago. i did not have to cut the white plastic, if you insert a small blade between the black bezel and the white body, you can pry most of the way and in a few places you will actually have to drive the blade in to seperate the bezel from the body. they use very little glue at the factory and only about every 1/2" is there a dot of glue. reapply glue in same places and you can never tell. i took the same attitude you did, its already#@%&^*# -up so lets give it a try!!!

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Re: Screw repair on tach

Nice job! Looks good.
I'd need to be seriously drunk before I'd muster up the courage to cut open my tach.
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Re: Screw repair on tach

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HaaHAHAHahAHahah. And women. Resistance is futile.

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Re: Screw repair on tach

Zina - I did the same. It kinda sucks and is a hackjob at best, but its nothing a little glue and electrical tape cant fix. Besides - the unit is hidden inside the gauge cluster.

Its been over a year and no leaks in the tach. I tried to pry the bezel but it was too brittle for me to work with. Did you glue the screws in place to avoid this procedure again?


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Re: Screw repair on tach

I also did my tach repair last month, here's the pics

[img width=500 height=375]https://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageFolio3_files/gallery/Misc/_tach_repair0005_1.JPG[/img]

[img width=500 height=374]https://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageFolio3_files/gallery/Misc/_tach_repair0003_1.JPG[/img]

[img width=500 height=374]https://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageFolio3_files/gallery/Misc/_tach_repair0010_1.JPG[/img]

[img width=500 height=375]https://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageFolio3_files/gallery/Misc/_tach_repair0019_1.JPG[/img]

[img width=500 height=374]https://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageFolio3_files/gallery/Misc/_tach_repair0027_1.JPG[/img]
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Did you glue the screws in place to avoid this procedure again?
I don't want to talk about this.

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I'm sure it will be fine. - didnt mean to get you all worked up.

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Re: Screw repair on tach

hey, glad to see this worked out for ya!* looks good!* * and the area at the bottom where the black powder flaked off will just serve to remind you of how futile resistance can be*

(I had similar issues with mine - the face plate screws came off, and the needle would jump around a LOT - took the sucker apart, attached the faceplate screws....used loctite and glued the back of em with hot glue gun to keep em in place....tightened up the brass nuts on the back of the unit to improve the contacts and keep the needle from bouncing......tested it, and everything worked great!....was getting ready to put it back in, and managed to drop the tach on the floor....man, i thought it was fux0red before....)

ah well, used that whole experience as an excuse to get me an SPA tach*
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