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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:34 am 
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Looks like Im going to have to restore one of these sets of clocks... always said I hated em and would never do a set, never say 'never'... hmm...

Ok, so Ive said 31K, but some people call these 29L or 48H... anyway, these are the clocks fitted to the RD/RZ 250 and 350 from '83 to '84 in most markets, but of course sold 'til '85 in the USA.

So... The clocks I've bought need two of the most usual repairs and I wondered if anyone had found any solutions?

1 - The reset button is gone. Is there a pattern part I can use, horn button from something perhaps?

2 - The ignition surround, anyone have a busted top with a good one of these that I could canibalise? or has anyone ever digitised this part and remade it on a 3D printer?

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Check with your dealer , the reset button should be available , I bought one last winter . For the missing part , I would make it from a mold of a good part , use simple automotive Bondo for the mold ( won't stick if you use scotch tape ) and ABS/acetone plastic goo for the reproduction . This is what I did to repair a missing corner on a LC side panel and it's very solid .

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Wow that will teach me not to look at stuff properly! I was all over the partzilla page about the Meters and never even noticed the button was available! mental! Thanks for alerting me :) Its 29L-83578-00-00 if anyone needs one, about $12.

Yes the mould thing is probably the way I would recreate the ignition surround too, but I wondered if anyone had (or fancied?) creating new ones on a 3D printer, it would be a part that would sell I would think, lots of people are missing them :/ Of course, I still need to find someone with one thats whole and doesnt mind lending it to me to do a mould...

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Anyone with a broken top who can supply me the ignition surround?

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I will look and see.

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Thanks, its very much appreciated :)

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Jon,
My spare has broken out ignition surround as well. Sorry I couldn't help you.

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Thanks for checking. Anyone else?

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I might know of one which is still intact...
I'll send off a message....


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Cool, thanks.

I really wish someone would 3D print or mould these, any thoughts on that mr Cheeks?

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I might be getting a set JonW....

Whip me over an email and we can progress from there...

Regarding the 3D printing of these - I'm no expert but they are a complete sealed unit.
Glass is sealed in.

Good luck to anyone who wants to try....


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Will do, no what i meant is to print the ignition surround part, its the bit that is always getting broken and can be grafted back on.

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Hey Jon, long time!! When you say grafted back on, what technique do you use? My son picked up an RZ this summer and well, it's the end of riding season so that means the start of restoring / modding season!!

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welded or glued, but so far Ive yet to find the piece I need... anyone??? anyone??????

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