Thruxton 1200 Clocks

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  1. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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    I’ve had condensation on the inside of the clock glasses that has evaporated but left marks, is it possible to dismantle the clocks and get at the inside of the glasses to clean them?, cheers Mark.

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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Is the bike still under warranty? I think this was a known issue and triumph were replacing some
     
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  3. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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    No, it’s a 2016, I think I’ve read that those that had the clocks replaced had the condensation return anyway.
     
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  4. Nick HM

    Nick HM New Member

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    Yes - it's easy. If you want instructions go and look at the Arton Works web site. Arton make nice gauge dials and the instructions tell you how to get everything apart and back together. I did my dials - and it's not at all difficult.
     
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  5. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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    Great, thanks Nick, I actually couldn’t find the instructions on Arton work’s website but found this video of someone installing their clocks faces, as you said it looks very straightforward.
     
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  6. hutch988

    hutch988 New Member

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    Just fitted some Arton Works dials and had some new glass fitted.

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  7. Retired Phil

    Retired Phil Well-Known Member

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    Yes those clocks look nice. Try borrowing the wifes hair dryer to evaporate the condensation.
     
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  8. Uncle Olaf

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    Hello, 'some new glass fitted'. Did you change the glass of the intruments? Where did you buy it? I read it is not possible to clean the glasses on the inside without damaging them?
     
  9. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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    Hi UO, I did nothing because the problem went away, maybe the previous owners garage was damp and moisture built up in the clocks when he stored it? But it has never reappeared so I’m happy to leave it, so unfortunately I can’t be of help.
     
  10. Uncle Olaf

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  11. hutch988

    hutch988 New Member

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    Yeah was quite and extensive repair! Cut the old glass out, had some plexi glass discs made (£15) and some alloy spacers laser cut (£8).
     
  12. Uncle Olaf

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    Hello y'all,
    I emailed Triumph Benelux yesterday to ask them if it was possible to dismantle the glass from the clocks to clean it without damaging. They answered me that there is no contraindication whatsoever to do that. However it is not recommended to use agressive cleaning products. But with a soft cloth and some clean water or breathing damp, it would be no problem at all.
    So that answeres my question and solves my problem, and most of the others, I guess..
     
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  13. Uncle Olaf

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    Hello y'all,
    I emailed Triumph Benelux yesterday to ask them if it was possible to dismantle the glass from the clocks to clean it without damaging. They answered me that there is no contraindication whatsoever to do that. However it is not recommended to use agressive cleaning products. But with a soft cloth and some clean water or breathing damp, it would be no problem at all.
    So that answeres my question and solves my problem, and most of the others, I guess..
     
  14. Uncle Olaf

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    Hello there,
    this is a WARNING! Today I tried to clean the inner side of the instrument glass of my Thruxton with a very soft cloth. I didn't put any pressure but.... there were rubbing marks! Seems like very soft plastic to me...:confused:
     
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  15. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

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    Jeezs, are new Triumphs made out of Jelly Beans?
     
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  16. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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  17. Ed Brodhurst

    Ed Brodhurst New Member

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    Hi Hutch - where did you get your glass and spacers made if you don't mind me asking? I have a crack in my Speedo and don't fancy paying 500 for a new set of instruments from Triumph......
     
  18. Uncle Olaf

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    DO NOT try to clean the Thruxton (I hace a 2016) speedo glasses from the inside!!!!! There is some kind of a coating on them and even the slightest rub causes scratches!!
    I asked Triump Benelux if I could do it, they said 'yes, no problem' but when I told them they were scratched they sent me a new set of glasses FOR FREE because apparently, they didn't know themselves! So my advice would be: ask Triumph and if they say 'go', you try to put the blame on them afterwards... Maybe it will work a few times...
     
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