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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 8:03 am   #1 (permalink)
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From Chrome to Black - Coupla Qs

I plan to change my headlight surround to black, and my clocks too.

With the headlight, I'm assuming it's chromed metal (not plastic) and I can get it powdercoated? Can anyone confirm this, and also, not having disassembled a light like this since I ruined the wiring on my old Hornet - how do you remove the rim?

On the clocks, I saw on another thread (thanks Weeksy) that the chrome surrounds can be completely removed by bending a small tab on one side of each surround, and pulling. Weeksy posted a link to a pic that showed how it looks underneath, but it wasn't on mounted clocks, just the fascia, so my question is; has anyone just pulled these off and left them off, and does it look ok, or are there any ugly grooves or exposed bits? Alternatively, I could also get these powdercoated.

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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 9:39 am   #2 (permalink)
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I plan to change my headlight surround to black, and my clocks too.

With the headlight, I'm assuming it's chromed metal (not plastic) and I can get it powdercoated? Can anyone confirm this, and also, not having disassembled a light like this since I ruined the wiring on my old Hornet - how do you remove the rim?

On the clocks, I saw on another thread (thanks Weeksy) that the chrome surrounds can be completely removed by bending a small tab on one side of each surround, and pulling. Weeksy posted a link to a pic that showed how it looks underneath, but it wasn't on mounted clocks, just the fascia, so my question is; has anyone just pulled these off and left them off, and does it look ok, or are there any ugly grooves or exposed bits? Alternatively, I could also get these powdercoated.

Thanks.
De-blinging the dashboard

De-blinging the fuel cap


And yes you can have the ring powder coated… it is easy to disassemble
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 9:52 am   #3 (permalink)
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I did the headlight on my monster and its a fairly easy job.
Theres a little screw at the bottom of the ring if I remember correctly,try not to lose it and, take a photo of which way the internal springs that hold it in place go as that was a headache for me on re-assembly.
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Note: take care disassembling the dashboard ...headlight is very easy to do
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 12:36 pm   #5 (permalink)
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instead of PCing the clocks, buy a broken set of monster ones.

Better still, buy my clocks and have 2 sets to play with
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instead of PCing the clocks, buy a broken set of monster ones.

Better still, buy my clocks and have 2 sets to play with
Well I suppose you do need to fund your transitionary-bike. LOL... But first I'll fiddle with my own clocks, as it's free.
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I did the headlight on my monster and its a fairly easy job.
Theres a little screw at the bottom of the ring if I remember correctly,try not to lose it and, take a photo of which way the internal springs that hold it in place go as that was a headache for me on re-assembly.
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De-blinging the dashboard

De-blinging the fuel cap


And yes you can have the ring powder coated… it is easy to disassemble
Very useful threads - thanks fella. But you mentioned taking the clocks apart to get the rings off, whereas some others have said you can just pull them off...

What do you think?

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Very useful threads - thanks fella. But you mentioned taking the clocks apart to get the rings off, whereas some others have said you can just pull them off...

What do you think?
Yu have to dismount them cause otherwise the plastic gets heavily scratched…
i've tried it on several units
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