The thing is...they are not meant to come apart.The top piece is glue on in the factory and is never meant to come off ever.If your crack is like mine it also cracked the plastic black ring and now it looks like it was meant to come off.Yeah..I'm going to see if the thing comes apart because I can have a piece cut to size if I need to. It's not really that much of an issue actually..just annoying (not leaking, etc)
There are also shops that repair gauges for much less than $450.
I'll likely just leave it alone and go ride...
Youre the man.Im gonna try to find that place and if I cant find one near me,atleast I know that the gauges can be taken apart and put back together.I had the same issue with my 02 750ie, there was a Saft-T- Glass (not sure if I am spelling that correctly and I no longer live in the same state) shop (one of those places that also does mobile windshield replacements, which is how I knew of them) and I dropped by there and showed them.
In a single day, they used a heat gun to separate the parts, cut a new piece of what I think was plexi-glass, but it was as hard as glass, and put it all back together for me and charged me 50 bucks.
Never became loose and never had an issue.
Just another idea... hope it helps...
This would be appreciated. Several years ago, when I turned over 100K, I wanted to open up the speedometer so I could paint a "1" next to the odometer, but was told it wasn't designed to come apart and it would be a big PITA, so I didn't do it. But if you figure out a good method, I might give it a try (although at this point I'd wait about one more year, so I can paint a "2" instead). ;DIam pleased to hear that it turned out well from a fellow obsessive owner.i once had to change a busted headlight lens out on my car and the left side was clearly newer than the right(in my perspective)and it drove me crazy.However when I asked my friends if they could tell where I had gotten into an accident,no one could tell.So #2 and #3 on your list really had me cracking up.I know EXACTLY what you mean LOL
Well now that I know that it is definately possible with good but not OEM perfect results.Im going to try to do it myself once I can get my hands on a suitable replacement lens.Possibly plexiglass or lexan all depends on what will fit nicely.
For the future I will try to get my camera working and I will do my best to write up a "How-to" for this subject because I hear of people with this problem all the time.(although there was never a recall on gauges ...cmon DUCATI...)
Finally, although we all own ducs and accept and understand high maintenace for everything.I dont believe many of us would appreciate paying $500+ for a 4in round of plastic.Just my .02cents
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