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Old 11-13-2012, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rotating gauges

Hello,
I checked the data base & couldn't find anything related. I have installed a Triples Rule gauge bracket ( http://www.triplesrule.com/3_gauge_brackets.php ). The owner is just #1 in customer service and the bracket is just right on. But, yet, it guaranties to keep the gauges from running around. On my stock setup, both gauges were always rotating. With the new setup, the speedometer is now perfectly steady. But it is also bolted through the rubber housing.
The tachometer has no such bolts. Only the cable connects it to anything else on the bike. And as I ride, the tachometer will rotate like crazy within the rubber housing.
Have you found a way to keep it steady ? I thought of shoving something between the gauge itself and the rubber housing ?
What is the recipe here ?
Thanks.
Terry
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Clean the rubber housing with alcohol. That may be all you need. If that fails, you could try a little contact cement. Just a couple of dabs should be enough. Mine turn a bit on my T140V, but not enough to annoy me. Thought about doing something to stop it, but not very high on the priority list.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They really seem to spin when the temperature drops. I'm going to try some silicone adhesive this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if cleaning the rubber doesn't work then you might try friction tape - as many wraps as it takes to tighten up the fit between the gauge and the binnacle. that might be less likely than glue or cement to damage the rubber when you have to pull out the gauge next time?
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Friction tape. Now there's something from the past. I was wondering if they still made that stuff. All you see is plastic electrical tape these days. Guess I'll go see if I can find it in my local hardware store.

If contact cement is not to your liking, then try rubber cement. It will give you a grip, but easily peels off if you prefer.

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Friction tape. Now there's something from the past. I was wondering if they still made that stuff. All you see is plastic electrical tape these days. Guess I'll go see if I can find it in my local hardware store.

If contact cement is not to your liking, then try rubber cement. It will give you a grip, but easily peels off if you prefer.

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That's what I used on mine, it is a rubber glue/cement for shoe repairs but has done the job so far and as you say it peels off easily.

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Shoe cement is actually contact cement. But I guess it would also peel off as you describe.

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I've inserted thin strips of rubber matting in the groove around outside of the instrument holders, and they don't move.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I went with clear silicone for car trim and such, pealed the rubber out and squeezed some silicone in three spots around the gauge. Today, I went through town and it seemed to hold just fine. I will need to take it out on an open country road with revs up to see if it trully did the trick. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I used the double sided 3M tape for car trim in the bottom of the rubber cup.
Worked a treat
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