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katsd
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PostSubject: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Don't know if you'd actually class this as a mod as such - more of a cheap fix if it's something that's bugging you.

I was never particularly happy with the gap between the speedo & the tank - it just looked wrong, like it had not been finished.  Same thing with the tank edge - the seam just looked unfinished, not to mention that I'd got a few chips on the seam which made it look a bit tatty.

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I'd seen chrome tank trim, but I thought that'd look so wrong against the black.  Then when I was modding the back of the bike (http://www.suzuki800.com/t3298-stripped-down-look-wanted-2001-vl800-now-done), I needed something to protect the seat from the edge of the return (that will make sense if you look at the photo of the back of the bike) & came across this stuff on ebay    
Link   Cheap as chips - & dead easy to fit.   

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May not be to everyones taste, but it worked for me.  1 metre will do for the speedo, about 1.5 metres for the tank - three metres will do them both & cost less than seven quid - order it direct rather than off ebay & he'll give you a discount.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Interesting. Like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Guys often put chrome trim around and that is the first time I have seen a black trim fitted. Gotta say it looks bloody good  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 7:36 pm

Looks well  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 9:38 pm

Good find something different.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed May 07, 2014 11:39 pm

Something cheap that looks expensive! 
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 12:10 am

Looks brill.Just ordered some! Thanks for the tip Dave R!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 12:23 am

Got chrome trim on both my tank and speedo housing as you can see below. I prefer the look of that on mine but your stuff looks a good alternative Dave ..... Good find mate  


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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 8:57 am

  Like it
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 9:49 am

Twojobmick wrote:
Got chrome trim on both my tank and speedo housing as you can see below. I prefer the look of that on mine but your stuff looks a good alternative Dave ..... Good find mate  




Yeh - on yours, against the blue/ black of the tank & the silver speedo, the chrome works well & sets it off - on mine, I think a silver line between the black / black would have looked wrong.  I Like the blue colour, just missed out one that colour when I was looking round.  Not unhappy with the black/white combo though






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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 5:47 pm

You probably wouldn't have got that blue though Dave, take a close look  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 6:49 pm

Ordered mine..thanks for the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 7:20 pm

Bloody hell thats cheap and free p&p as well, what a bargain    Great find, great link  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 8:02 pm

Looking spot on Dave, just ordered some of that right now.  
Will do the same as you now I have gone mostly black, 2 meters are now on there way.  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 8:46 pm

Twojobmick wrote:
You probably wouldn't have got that blue though Dave, take a close look  Very Happy 




Wow - that blue is fantastic - just noticed the blue piping on the seat as well. That's the dogs !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 9:35 pm

The paintwork is cool on Mick's bike! Nice trim on both bikes too! Never mind that though! I can see the reflection of someone pinching his 40" widescreen in the engine casing!!  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 9:45 pm

simbo wrote:
The paintwork is cool on Mick's bike! Nice trim on both bikes too! Never mind that though! I can see the reflection of someone pinching his 40" widescreen in the engine casing!!  

 lol!   
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Thu May 08, 2014 9:48 pm

katsd wrote:
Twojobmick wrote:
You probably wouldn't have got that blue though Dave, take a close look  Very Happy 

Wow - that blue is fantastic - just noticed the blue piping on the seat as well.  That's the dogs !!!!

Yeah, I had both seats resculpted using progressive foam and recovered in non slip material with the blue piping to match the paint.
One of the best mods I've done - it really makes a difference to the ride comfort   
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Sat May 10, 2014 1:18 pm

Got my 2 meters of black trim delivered today & will fit it later, thanks for the link Dave.  
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Mon May 12, 2014 12:15 am

Black trim fitted today.... very easy and looks brill; also will protect the edges of the tank when it's off for maintenance procedures!
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PostSubject: Fuel tank trim   Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:55 pm

lgd  Like it so much I bought some , just completed horn mod too!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:58 pm

TwinDad wrote:
lgd  Like it so much I bought some , just completed horn mod too!

What's the horn mod ??
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:11 pm

Found a twin air horn bloody loud now not the tinny sound any more. Everyone knows where I am !
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:34 pm

TwinDad wrote:
Found a twin air horn bloody loud now not the tinny sound any more. Everyone knows where I am !

I've been looking round for a louder horn - what did you go for ?
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:46 am

Went for the one made by Ring. From Amazon £30 then made my own loom wires 2.5 hrs to fit see electrical mods horn.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedo / Tank Trim   Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:14 am

Cheers - I'll check that out
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