CB750 K3 & GL1000 Gauge Face Plates Graphics
I bought a CB750K3 with a speedometer and a tachometer that looked like they flew
too close to the sun! The face plates were
melted and warped and beyond repair. There are a couple of
web sites that explain how to dismantle at set of Honda gauges. The site I used was http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/black-side-down-replacing-Honda-CB-face-plates.aspx
. Finding a set of face plates was near impossible,
so I decided to make my own out of plastic (Lexan). It’s not that hard, if you have a band saw
that is. Make a jig for your band saw with
a pivot point. I made mine 3.5 inches in
diameter. The next step was learning Adobe
Illustrator! After much trial and error
I know enough to get by. The decals I
made will adhere to the OEM face plate or in my case the face plates I made
from plastic. Eventually I plan to sell
these on eBay, but for now they are available for down load.
You’re my test bed! If you find that the marks are not correct,
please let me know (email@example.com). I scanned gauges from a
CB750K3 for the "Basic Gauges.PDF" file and a 1975 GL1000 for the "GL1000...PDF" files. I would print
them on paper first and if you like them bring them to your local printer. Ask them to print the images on UV Scotchcal vinyl
with UV resistant ink. I Believe you can
also find a spray to coat them with that will help them hold up from the UV
exposure. Ask your printer.
For unknown reasons the images of the gauges do not show up correctly on this web site. The PDFs looks much better!
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