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Speedometer

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Banditman, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Banditman

    Banditman

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    Jul 26, 2011
    Hello all. My speedometer took a crap and now I need a replacement. Wanted to see if anyone had a spare they might want to let loose of, or had some suggestions on getting one.
    I've contacted a few dealers here in the states with everyone really just wishing me luck with all that is happening with Norton. I reached out to VDO and they said they couldn't provide me with a replacement, when asked about getting is repaired they recommended a dealer in Fort Lauderdale that said they would try and I sent the speedo to them. They have tried to get information about the speedo from VDO, and they will not release anything as they have an exclusive contract with Norton, they don't seem to agree on the current status of Norton so are unwilling to help their repair facility. The repair company has connected the speedo up to their VDO test machine and he says he is able to read everything he needs to about this speedo, and tested it and was able to duplicate the failure I am experiencing. The repair company feels they can try taking it apart and may be able to fix it using matching parts from other VDO gauges, but with the rarity of the speedo being this is the first he has ever been contacted about one, he is slightly hesitant to just go tearing into it. I will admit it doesn't work now what have I got to lose but I would like to keep as much of the original parts on the bike as possible.

    Before I give up and just put a different speedo and tach in, which the repair company feels they can supply, I thought I would try and see here for any help/ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    There has been a lot of chat about the clocks on these bikes, conclusion was that they are a sealed unit with no way to get into them without destroying part of the bezel and that was not cost effective. Replacement is probably easier but others may chip in with their experiences - Richard7 might be able to point you in the right place as his “needles displaced inside the clock
    John
     
  3. TonyA

    TonyA

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    Jan 16, 2015
    I would like to know about any replacements they come up with for you. If this is true and it would be calibrated to be accurate and I liked the faces , I would go for it . If you don't mind can we ask how much $$ they will charge for a replacement unit or repair ?
     
  4. Britfan60

    Britfan60

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    I have a residence in Fort Laud. Could you provide the name of the dealership? I'll be there next week.
     
  5. Banditman

    Banditman

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    Good news. Thank you everyone that replied trying to help. The repair shop in Fort Lauderdale went ahead and took the gauge apart and were able to fix it. I highly recommend talking to them if you have issues with your stock gauges, they still can't get official information from VDO but they told me the internal parts are used on other VDO gauges so fixing it wasn't a problem, well except the hassle with getting it apart. The name of the shop I used is Lauderdale Speedometer - (954) 522-4885. I couldn't be happier, took about a week for them to get to it and get it fixed, shipped it back very well padded. Was so excited I ran out and plugged it in and was thrilled it is working again. Any issues with your gauges I recommend giving them a call.
     
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  6. Bluedog 55

    Bluedog 55 VIP MEMBER

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    Thanks for that I need my tachometer fixed if I can't find anyone in Aus I'll give them a call.
     

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