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    The needles on my speedometer started sticking again, so I bought a can of electrical contact cleaner from my local Yamaha/Honda dealer to clean the needle pivots, like I have done several times before. This wasn't the same brand that I had been using, so I didn't expect to have any problems. WRONG!!!! This new stuff dissolved the paint on the speedometer face, obliterating much of the writing/calibrations. I have no idea how I can repair it, and it looks like I may have to try to find a used Midnight Star speedometer someplace, unless anyone has any better ideas. IIRC, some members have put custom faces on their speedometers, which might be an option, but I haven't a clue as to where they got them nor how to transfer the new design. Can anyone enlighten me, PLEASE????

  • #2
    What about changing the face? Would this work?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263747694868

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    • #3
      Use a Sharpie!

      “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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      • #4
        https://www.facebook.com/speedgaugecustoms/

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        • #5
          http://www.speedgaugecustoms.com/yamaha-v-star

          You can have any image on the face.

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          • #6
            Years ago there was a company called Alien Faces. The guy made custom speedo faces for Roadstars. I had one made, and used it for a number of years, basically till I got tired of it and went back to the stock face. If you got as far as getting to the needles, changing the face only takes a few minutes.

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            • #7
              Currently, with all the rain locally, the instrument cluster is off the bike, w/the speedometer looking awful . I visited the Speed Gauge Customs website, and not being all that adventurous, graphics-wise , ordered a stock faceplate, but in black, with Midnight Star on it. I haven't been able to contact the vendor, because it appears his only contact is via facebook, and I just don't do social media (for various reasons). My payment went through PayPal okay, but I won't know if the vendor got my instructions or what it will look like or when it will arrive. Installation instructions seem clear enough, but I wish motorcycle stores (and dealerships) wouldn't sell products that can cause damage to finishes without easy (size-wise) to read warnings on the label. I'll update this post after/if the new faceplate arrives.

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              • #8
                Has anybody done business with this guy lately? I haven't received any confirmation or correspondence with him since I placed my order. Emails haven't been answered, but PayPal sure took my money with no problem. I ordered a stock speedometer face, but in black instead of white, and I'm still waiting for delivery time, any questions, and acknowledgement that he got my order. I hope it isn't a scam, but, if worse comes to worse, I can get my money back from PayPal (I think!)

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