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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2014, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Dash for voltmeter or?

Thought I would share this little project I did years ago when I had a little too much time on my hands and left alone in the shop. It's made from a piece of found stainless and mounts around the gauges and is held in place by the pods. The first attempt was made from an old plastic truck mudflap but it proved to be too thick of material. A gap can be seen in the prototype to fit around the trip knob and a slit had to be made in the final one for the same purpose. The gauges and dash had to be removed, disassembled and then reassembled around the dash. It ties both gauges together and makes them more solid and makes a good place to mount anything from a cheap voltmeter to switches to a sunglass holder.
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87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
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That's pretty cool and useful! I'd have to put the gauges back on my bike to use one though lol.

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I like it! Much cleaner than my clock/voltmeter set up on my bike.

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Take some 400 grit wet sand paper and clean up that rust. Then a little chrome paint and they will look brand new. Great dash.

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Take some 400 grit wet sand paper and clean up that rust. Then a little chrome paint and they will look brand new. Great dash.
But then they would look too nice. It's been alot of work to make it look this bad. lol

87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

Rat bike with a good PR agent

shaved and coastered
2 into 1 exhaust
rear 170 and front 110
Relocated R/R
custom dash with voltmeter
Spitfire windscreen
Plutonium plugs
Recovered seat without "butt hammers"
More to come
Praise to the Parts Goddess Crobins for needed things

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Nice. I actually used to sell Dashes for the Vulcan.
Photos of mine here:
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/knifem...7602277628495/

Or look for "Dash Project" in my sig below.


For those intrested I still plan on offering a dash plate for your own DIY project later this summer.

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