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Restoring the face of a trip computer?
i know the posts are old but i'd still be interested in two (2) faceplates
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#76 11-28-2009, 05:01 PM,
I've read all the posts on this topic and cannot find any other reference to how this topic progressed.
Any chance this this has been pursed further and a product is available for the face plate?
I'm in need of one for my GL1200L.

Many Thanks
BW
1985 GL1200 Limited
1971 CB750K1 Candy Gold
1972 CB750K2 Project
1973 CB750K3 Candy Gold
1974 CB750K4 Project
And more coming........
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#77 07-16-2013, 08:20 PM,
I missed out on the batch of replacement trip computer face plates a few years back, so finally decided to create a solution of my own. In short, it is a sticker printed on my regular HP inkjet printer, that I affixed to the old faceplate. You can't see light through it but that was low on my list of must-haves.

I'll attach the Powerpoint template I created as well as a some pictures.


The steps included:

1. Printing the faceplate template on full-sheet mailing label stock (the Avery kind you can buy at the office supply store), in a color I thought complemented the Sei paint better than the original finish.

.pptx   Honda Sei Trip Computer face.pptx (Size: 63.85 KB / Downloads: 5)
   
2. Using the old faceplate to assist in cutting the outer shape and exact-sized holes in the sticker using a hobby knife. I cut from the back, using the plate's holes as a cutting stencil.
   
   
3. Cleaning the old plate and affixing the sticker to the front of it.
4. Protecting the sticker with several coats of clear-coat acrylic spray. I had to use the water-based version of the spray to avoid dissolving the inkjet color. By using matte-finish spray, I could keep the sheen from creating a glare problem when out in the sun.
5. Re-gluing the whole thing back onto the bike in the original position.
   

I am not sure how it would hold up in really frequent bad weather, but my rides are pretty much fair weather ones anyway. The only risk would be if I didn't seal the edges with the spray coating, but I gave it enough coats that I think it's sealed.

You could say it's not a true restoration, and I would agree. But factory-exact wasn't my goal, or else I would have to remove every aftermarket part on the bike too.
Hunter
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#78 04-13-2015, 06:35 PM,
Job very well done !
You should ask the forum if more people are interested in them ,make more and sell ( if you have the time and patience...)
I will go for one too !
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#79 04-18-2015, 12:43 AM,


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