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Old 06-10-2010, 10:07 PM
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is there a way to remove the glass to clean it from moisture marks. It looks like a wet dirty rag was swabbed in it and looks horible. Id hate to have to replace the speedo if I dont have too. 2006 flstci
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In the same boat my friend!
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I hate that!
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There have been numerous posts on this issue... the bottom line is that you can clean the glass by carefully working the back of the speedo apart (a paint can opener works best) and carefully pulling the pieces apart. After cleaning I recommend air drying everything and then after reassembly crimping the back edge that you pried apart and sealing it with silicone... if you ride in open weather allot you will be glad that you sealed it.
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The back of the glass has been sprayed with oil to prevent condensation build up. That's what makes it look like it has been wiped with a dirty rag.
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The back of the glass has been sprayed with oil to prevent condensation build up. That's what makes it look like it has been wiped with a dirty rag.

Nice to know that. I have a big drip/run that runs from the top to the bottom right down the middle of it. Gotta love quality control.
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I'm pissed about my HD tach that I installed. Now both the speedo and tach have that problem. Plus, the tach seems be be plastic. For some reason I had some kind of film build up on the face. I used a single edged raxor blade on it carefully to remove the film. Now that face is surfaced scratched, not knowing that it's actually plastic. sometimes HD has **** for products for the $$ you spend. Never have a problem with the speedo face at all.
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Same here. Almost looks like dried water runs on the inside. I hate to tamper with the speedo but its gonna bother me until I do...
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There have been numerous posts on this issue... the bottom line is that you can clean the glass by carefully working the back of the speedo apart (a paint can opener works best) and carefully pulling the pieces apart. After cleaning I recommend air drying everything and then after reassembly crimping the back edge that you pried apart and sealing it with silicone... if you ride in open weather allot you will be glad that you sealed it.
Has anyone really ever tried this? I would really like to get the spots out of mine.
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Has anyone really ever tried this? I would really like to get the spots out of mine.
Now why would I tell you a way to do this if I hadn't already done it myself? It worked for me... might work for you if you can get past the paranoia.
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