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Ultra AL
01-21-2013, 07:49 AM
I've got a 2003 SuperGlide that has the ugly black handlebar top clamp and speedo pictured below. I want to do something polished or chromed that looks cool to replace it. The issue is the speedo is bolted on top of the clamp. It's downright ugly with a capital UGLY!

The second picture is something I've looked at, but can't come up with a reasonable way to attach the speedo. Suggestions?

The third picture is from JP Cycles - anyone have an idea on whether I can make this work? It has the light 'holes' for the turn signal/neutral indicators, but I'd still have to come up with a way to attach the speedo.

HELP!

RedneckMedic
01-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Theres some nice small digital speedos out there. I think dave had a cool one on the dog. If it were me though i would probably end up just xing out the speedo and really cleanin it up and going with the one from j&p.

RedneckMedic
01-21-2013, 11:41 AM
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=742/category_id=560/home_id=-1/mode=prod/prd742.htm

Gas Man
01-21-2013, 11:55 AM
If you are considering the DD, understand that mad dog from value tech, site sponsor, is a DD dealer.

Have you considered just having your speedo holder chromed or powdered??

Ultra AL
01-21-2013, 02:58 PM
If you are considering the DD, understand that mad dog from value tech, site sponsor, is a DD dealer.

Have you considered just having your speedo holder chromed or powdered??


I hadn't thought of chroming the existing bracket & clamp. I just might do that. Chrome plater recommendations?

Kosher
01-21-2013, 06:36 PM
I hadn't thought of chroming the existing bracket & clamp. I just might do that. Chrome plater recommendations?

Send Jeff a note: http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/forumdisplay.php?59-Jeff-s-Powder-Coating-amp-Sandblasting

Gas Man
01-21-2013, 07:57 PM
I hadn't thought of chroming the existing bracket & clamp. I just might do that. Chrome plater recommendations?

Consider the powdercoating... it's cheaper.

We also have a chrome plater sponsor here CCP (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?3580-Welcome-Custom-Concepts-Performance-Coatings-New-Site-Sponsor)

Ultra AL
01-30-2013, 05:49 PM
Well, I found a chrome clamp set on eBay and changed the clamp assembly out today.

I still need to get the chrome speedo bracket/housing, but it's available from a few places. That should finish the look.

What do you think? I know, I know, the picture is a little on the crappy side, in the dark with the iPhone....

Gas Man
01-31-2013, 12:50 AM
That works... I'm tellin ya... chrome your own parts... it's cheaper and feels good.

Ultra AL
02-01-2013, 08:30 AM
That works... I'm tellin ya... chrome your own parts... it's cheaper and feels good.


The current bracket has a very rough texture to it. I'm thinking its probably just as cheap and easier to order the Harley bracket. It's listed on the HD site for about $95, but I've found it cheaper on other sites , I think about $80.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444184068 3&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309149392&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309149392&locale=en_US&locale=en_US&bmUID=1358816811414&bmLocale=en_US2033

Gas Man
02-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Yeah well do that... order it from hales or LSD.