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    Ironhead Speedo Repair

    The perspex on my 72 Ironhead speedo is very misty on the inside, have drilled a very small hole in the Perspex but its made no difference, looks like I need a new glass, any idea where to get this fixed.
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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    If you can't find someone in England, let me know. I had my shovelhead speedo and tach repaired here in Germany. Great work, good price. Just changing the glass shouldn't be big deal.

    https://www.ka-ja-tacho.de/

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    I asked the very same question on XL forum some time back as my perspex tacho/speedo lenses have gone very yellow on my '79. apparently replacement lenses are available (J&P) but the method of removing/refixing is problematic. I achieved some improvement with solvol and a polishing mop in a drill.

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    Just a wondering if one of the UK clock repairers could sort it, the bezel is very much like a Brit Bike magnetic clock, its just the bezel that's the stumbling block, i'm sure some type of clear plastic could be used. Pretty sure all my staining is on the inside Vince. I'm going to the Shepton Mallet Classic Bike Show in a couple of weeks, maybe find an answer there.

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    I've used the following.
    I know this is an old website and things have changed, but Mr. Marks may still be working.
    He and his company did really good work for me.
    https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/vr/index.html

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    Thanks Bert

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    If removing the bezel is the stumbling block, I saw in a magazine years ago the use of a rubber band cut from a old inner tube fixed to a piece of wood. The rubber band griped the bezel all the way round without distorting it and the wood provided the handle to undo it. Unfortunately I can't remember the details of the handle attachment but the main thing was to get even pressure all round the bezel.

    I have also seen a piece of wood (plank like) with a hole the diameter of the bezel cut out of it then cut in half and lined with rubber (inner tube again).The two half's are clamped around the bezel to give the even pressure for undoing it.

    Best of luck.

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    Hi Chilly,
    Don't know how you got on with your clocks but here's another recommended clock shop.

    http://www.gaggs.co.uk/index.html

    I've not used them but a trusted friend has and gives them the thumbs up.

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    If these guys can't help you, they may know a man who could.....

    http://www.gaggs.co.uk/

    Long-established and well regarded Nottingham company. Old man Gagg ran a British bike spares shop in Nottingham for many years, bloke was a legend.
    Much less involved.....

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    Re: Ironhead Speedo Repair

    Thanks for the info folks.
    My speedo is from a 72 model which i believe is different from the later ones the way they come apart ?.
    Good tip Ron, i have done this with Smiths Chrono clocks, but just used the Mrs Jam jar lid opening device, works a treat, but these clocks look to be crimped on, haven't had a good shufty yet tho, bit pissed off when I cracked the plastic when drilling it to let out what I thought was condensation, Dohh!, onwards and upwards :>). Used Gaggs in the past when building my Brit Bikes, these places are getting few and far between unfortunately. Roll on some nice weather, haven't rode the bloody thing yet.

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