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  • Gauge Mod

    Could'nt find what I liked so made this.

    This took 30hrs from start to finish. Designing the face took forever. Was looking for the right color combo/fonts/graphics/geometry. The back lighting took some serious time too. tried LEDs (spotty), EL string (dim) finally modded the internal bezel and added an extra bulb (right of fuel face). Had to color the back of gauge face for a nice even glow. The needles are now metallic black. Added the Suzuki "S" on the inside of face too. That area was a little bare compare to the other parts. Anyways, this took lots of work. Until next time. Later.

  • #2
    looks good nice job
    The newest addition to the Family!
    stop by the garage for a better look!


    • #3
      nice job!
      "The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations." - Zeph. 2:11


      • #4
        ever think about producing sets?
        Chrome Project Part 1

        Chrome Project Part 2

        Chrome Project Part 3

        Chrome Project Finished


        • #5
          Real nice!
          Really think there is a market if you have some different color choices.
          2002 GSXF 750


          • #6
            Sweet. I'd buy it.


            • #7
              I like it Very professional looking
              1989 Katana 600 Blue on Black


              • #8
                Very nice! What was the mCd rating of the LEDs you tried? I'm toying with swapping my stock bulbs for LEDs in the stock bulb holders.
                Wherever you go... There you are!

                17 Inch Wheel Conversion
                HID Projector Retrofit


                • #9
                  Ive been toying with the Idea of installing a gps system directly into the instument pannel to replace the speedo and 86in the tach for a digital bar tach accross the top.
                  Perhaps at the end of this season I will tear it apart and give it a whirl. Pics to come ..nice mod on yours it turned out great. Best of luck with it!!!
                  The newest addition to the Family!
                  stop by the garage for a better look!


                  • #10
                    how are you guys doing these, are you printing the faces out yourself? some more pics of the process would be nice.
                    92 Kat 600
                    mods so far:
                    -96 750 engine -04 gsxr1000 rear fairings -02 gsxr 1000 6" rear wheel -and f upper fairings -190/50r17 tire -custom extended swing arm -02 gsxr rear brakes -520 chain conversion -gsxr forks and front end -undertail exhaust -04 yam r1 pegs and shifter -750 rear suspension -+2 rear sprocket -minus 1 f sprocket


                    • #11
                      This is how i did it:

                      scan and vectorize the gauge face using FlexiSign Pro
                      design new face
                      sand down the face to rid of the old ink
                      print and contour cut the new face using vinyl
                      tint the back of the gauge face for better light dispersion
                      stick on the new face

                      to get the silver ink i use a Roland ColorCamm Pro printer/cutter. this is an expensive unit but, i do graphics for a living so no biggie. It just so happen that i'm into bikes.


                      • #12
                        Nice job.When will you be taken orders?
                        1990 Kat 750 GSXR750 cams Barnetts clutch kit Yoshimura full exhaust


                        • #13
                          Nice job....Do I smell a new supporting vendor in the works?
                          This "Phat Chick" rides her own!!!
                          BTW, I think they may have been correct. It does appear that BLACK is indeed the FASTEST color. R.O.R...R.I.P.M

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                          • #14
                            Um...yeah. I'm gonna need a set of those in "MPH"....STAT. In trade, I have one soul, slightly dirty- with some lipstick stains that won't wash out.

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