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on: October 12, 2020, 04:26:29 am
Rode the GT to work today in the dark, put my cover on.
Came out to our private carpet to shift it at lunchtime for a quick getaway after work- both my clock glasses are cracked! Almost identically, crack running from the bottom to 3/4 of the way across to towards the top.
Doubt that it was impact, looks more like stress.
Not very happy.
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Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 04:59:21 am
That sucks big time, bit strange both gauges,  do you think warranty will cover it
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Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 05:36:00 am
That sucks indeed!
A too sudden temperature change might be the reason, could that have been the case? Still should not happen of course.
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Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 09:46:32 am
It’s looking hopeful for warranty, Justin and Max at Retro Spares agreed that it looked like stress cracks. I’m wondering if putting the cover on while bike was hot caused a quick expansion of the gauge components by trapping the heat, although it’s a really lightweight cover. Only use it to prevent paint fade and keep the dust off😳
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Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 11:32:34 am
Wow that sucks, also reminds me that I need to get mine changed as they are filling up with water!
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Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 07:19:54 pm
Serves you right, riding through a river! ;)


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Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 10:30:31 pm
Wow that sucks, also reminds me that I need to get mine changed as they are filling up with water!
Fogging is normal. take the meters apart and clean the glass inside with neat washing up liquid like fairy or shaving foam. allow to dry and replace. no more condensation. old diving trick. Even if you get them changed the same will happen.
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Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 09:48:18 am
Starting to get a little tense. No response from head office yet. I’m going to be really pissed off if they don’t warranty these gauges.
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Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 11:30:42 pm
Just read on Facebook about a guy with cracked glass on his gauges,  the gauges were replaced under warranty, his new gauges have cracked as well. Not good
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Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 12:39:58 am
It’s looking hopeful for warranty, Justin and Max at Retro Spares agreed that it looked like stress cracks. I’m wondering if putting the cover on while bike was hot caused a quick expansion of the gauge components by trapping the heat, although it’s a really lightweight cover. Only use it to prevent paint fade and keep the dust off😳

Yikes. I put my cover on every day, but not while it's hot. But the place I have my bike parked gets the full afternoon sun, and routinely hits 140F and sometimes 180F so I'm really counting on the cover's vents. So far no stress cracks but wow.
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Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 03:56:46 am
Just checked Facebook again, the guy with cracked gauge glass is in the UK
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Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 05:23:48 am
Just checked Facebook again, the guy with cracked gauge glass is in the UK
I wonder if it’s an edge of tolerance thing, as in the glasses are at the biggest tolerance and the housing at it’s minimum. PITA no matter what the cause. Thankyfor relaying that info, as well.👍
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Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 03:25:19 am
I just received word that my gauges are being replaced under warranty. Which is a relief. Yay!👍
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