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    R27 speedometer repair

    I am replacing the chrome bezel (chrome trim ring ) on my R27. I have the new ring fitted on the speedo but I donít know how to keep it in place. The original one was held in place by the bottom edge rolled in to catch under the edge of the top of the housing.
    Any ideas would be appreciated !

    Thanks, Will

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    Welcome to the forum, Will! Since this is not a forum software issue, a moderator will move this soon to the Vintage area of the forum.

    Edited...I was thinking headlight!
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    Unless Iím mistaken, which happens frequently, the issue is the chrome bezel on the speedometer, not the headlight.

    https://www.bmwclassicmotorcycles.co...instruments-3/

    I think thatís a typical crimped-on ring and I know of no way to properly seat and seal them than sending the instruments to a speedo shop that has the required equipment to do that crimp. Iíve had good results from Foreign Speedo in San Diego.

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    Here's a couple of links to the Vintage BMW forum. One is not for a speedometer, but there's info on process/technique:

    https://vintagebmw.org/forum/viewtop...=18059&p=85298

    https://vintagebmw.org/forum/viewtop...=17659&p=82470
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerworkswill View Post
    I am replacing the chrome bezel (chrome trim ring ) on my R27. I have the new ring fitted on the speedo but I donít know how to keep it in place. The original one was held in place by the bottom edge rolled in to catch under the edge of the top of the housing.
    Any ideas would be appreciated !

    Thanks, Will
    Hi Will:

    Over the years, I've used two West Speedo shops for work on classic Porsches, VWs and BMW bikes. Both are excellent, although not cheap. One is Palo Alto Speedo, and the other is North Hollywood.

    Regards, Fred Heiler

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