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Old 07-29-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Fixing Scratched 950 Tachometer Lens

Before :

After :

took 20 minutes of cut and polish
wet sanded with
2500 grit paper
then some Ardex 2500 hand polish

from a cloud of dust we race, then into the dust we return, across the finish line
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Awesome! I was looking at replacing mine due to the off tint and scratches but I'll give this a shot!
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Previous bikes: 690ER/F800GS/D675/ CRF450RSM/GSXR750/XJ600
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:12 AM   #3
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Very good job there...
I think its a problem that almost every 950-990 have...
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:40 AM   #4
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But how in the Hell did you scratch it up so bad?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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LOL. This ^^^^. My first thought exactly. Nice job on the recovery!
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #6
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I had to do this to my 640 when I got it. Those lenses get messed up pretty good. Mine was more from sunshine/weather fade. A good wet sanding pretty much did the trick, but on the speedo leans it's hard to get in the corners so mine are still pretty rough.
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