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Old 05-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my custom made speedometer faceplate. Can someone that already changed his speedometer facplate tell me how to do it ? I'm concerned about the needle, does it comes off by just pulling it ? I just dont want to break it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check that out ... Nyjol wrote it down. Step by step guide in pdf format.

http://files.me.com/nyjol3/3cvaf7
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Check that out ... Nyjol wrote it down. Step by step guide in pdf format.

http://files.me.com/nyjol3/3cvaf7
thanks man this is awesome !!!!
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Like the instructions say: use a fork. Mine actually was on pretty tight and took a bit of effort. Just remember to pull straight out.
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When you get it off, if you can take a look to see if there is/was anything holding it in place.

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When you get it off, if you can take a look to see if there is/was anything holding it in place.

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Hi Nate,

its funny I just answered that in the Speedo Face thread in the Picture section. I can confirm that there is some kind of glue at the base of the needle. I saw it ...

https://www.yamahastarstryker.com/ind...ic,1142.0.html
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well after reading that low and means faceplates were just stickers, i decided screw paying them 45 bucks. so here is what i did

took the photoshop image shared on this thread (thanks) for sizing. did a screen print of the low and mean face plate that i liked, edited it some and then printed it on laminate paper. here's how

seperate the two pieces that you would normally slide the paper into. you will have to cut like 3/8's of an inch off one side to fit in the printer. using a standard printer, on the highest quality setting, i printed on the side thats supposed to heat. dont do it on the slick side, it wont stick. after printing, i let it sit under a fan for an hour to completely dry, and then put it in to laminate paper, and laminated. now i have see through numbers and images, that you cant get real well just using paper, and it was free... just have to have access to a laminater machine. if not, just buy laminate from staples or something, print it, dry it and bring it back to staples and have them do it for you.... all you have to do is cut a hole in the center for the needle to fit through, and your good to go... if you want it a little thicker, (it was pretty firm with just the way described before, but i actually laminated it a second time) and it was much more rigid... now just got to see how it lasts after everyone saying that theirs are bubbling.... i will let you know in a few weeks if its holding up, or sooner if it doesnt

photo is before i did any editing, just wanted to see if it would print ok on the laminate..... loooooks good
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Good work Trausha!
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Anybody else Get a faceplate and notice that it is starting to bubble?
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Anybody else Get a faceplate and notice that it is starting to bubble?
https://www.yamahastarstryker.com/ind....html#msg44068

Check out that link. A lot of people were getting bubbles. I think I heard there's a new manufacturing process so get in contact with him to send yours back to get a new one that's made differently.
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