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Volt Meter Back Panel Broke

Installed a volt meter with back panel in November, thought it was a great addition. Had a rare 67 degree February day in TN so I decided to take a ride and noticed 1/2 the back panel was missing. Bike stays garaged, hasn't been dropped or hit with anything so I have no idea where the other 1/2 went. Is this a common problem? Is the back panel not strong enough or did I just get a "lemon"?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 09:26 PM
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It's just old, probably been out in the sun a lot and fell apart with temperature fluctuations.

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Installed a volt meter with back panel in November, thought it was a great addition. Had a rare 67 degree February day in TN so I decided to take a ride and noticed 1/2 the back panel was missing. Bike stays garaged, hasn't been dropped or hit with anything so I have no idea where the other 1/2 went. Is this a common problem? Is the back panel not strong enough or did I just get a "lemon"?
Have you talked to the seller?

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Purchased new at the end of November so age isn't the problem.
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You had a small crack at the beginning which grew by the time because,
1.you did not drill the hole smoothly,
2.overtightened it when installing,
3.gauge was too heavy or too long backwards.
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Purchased new at the end of November so age isn't the problem.
It looks like a vintage gauge from the 80s. Probably was new once upon a time.

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It is a Honda product so I would contact the seller for a replacement

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The volt meter looks like this one from wingstuff.com for the 1800 but it is mounted in a different case.

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