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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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My new/used 02 RG gauge glass has all kinds of micro cracks? Any way to fix/replace?

Finally got a bagger! The bike needs a little TLC, but not much.

I noticed the gauge glass has what looks like many micro/small cracks.

Can the glass be polished or replaced?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 07:50 PM
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Normally caused by using the leaf blower or other high pressure air. I have heard of some folks using very fine steel wool and polishing compunds but would be careful as the lens i believe are plastic.
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Which gauges have cracks? the speedo can tach are glass and can be replaced but you need a donor gauge.
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Yea it's the other four gauges, not the speedo or tach.

Can the plastic lens be replaced?
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if you watch Ebay you can pick up take off gauges , take your time and you will find a good set priced right . Any gauges up tp 07 should be the same other than the speedo the plug changed in 04 I thing .

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That I do not know. Never have tried. Probably the same as the speedo and tach. Peel back the metal ring with a small screwdriver and put a new piece in I would guess.
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Mine too. After looking at the gauge out I the sun, I noticed it's not cracks. Its a film that built up over the years. And it cracked. I have an 04. Theres a video on YouTube showing how to pry the bezel off and clean the inside. I gave it a try when I had to polish the inside of my headlights. Total pita. As stated before you can find some take offs for around $200. I will be looking to replace mine with black when I paint my inner.

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Hey thanks guys I'll watch that YouTube video and maybe give it a shot. In the meantime I'll keep my eyes open for some EBay gauges. Probably price some new ones also.
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Just found this website.

http://carandtruckitems.com/index.ph...m84t9teksh7sl1

you can send them your gauges and they will replace the glass for you.

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That's interesting! Pretty good price too.

Wonder how hard it is to get the glass and just replace yourself?

Nandez71, since you had them apart once before. Did you notice how the glass was attached?
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