Norton 961 speedometer dial face

961 S

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
23
Country flag
I have purchased a K M/H speedo dial face for the 961 however I have not determined how to remove the original dial face. Has anyone disassembled their 961 speedo.
Thanks
Bill
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
1,753
Country flag
I have purchased a K M/H speedo dial face for the 961 however I have not determined how to remove the original dial face. Has anyone disassembled their 961 speedo.
Thanks
Bill
If you figure it out that would be amazing. My needles are falling off and I cannot remove the bezel. I tried on my dads smashed bike and we destroyed it. I think they are glued.
 

Voodooo

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
980
Country flag
I have a spare gauge that has broken mount screw holes. I’ll see if I can remove the bezel without damage.
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2017
Messages
68
Country flag
I bought my Commando in the UK, so the face was in mph. As I live in Belgium, I wanted a gauge in km/h. I tried to open it, but it was glued. So I had to order a new metric gauge from the factory.
 

961 S

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
23
Country flag
So far I have been able to remove the bezel only to find the clear face is sealed to the black base, which by looking at the seems in the unit looks like one piece. I feel the clear lens is sealed but maybe with heat will be able to be removed. Nothing comes off from the back. I contacted lockwood UK who make the dial but have not heard from them yet.
 

961 S

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
23
Country flag
I bought my Commando in the UK, so the face was in mph. As I live in Belgium, I wanted a gauge in km/h. I tried to open it, but it was glued. So I had to order a new metric gauge from the factory.
What does the dial on the metric gauge look like, what did they charge you and is there a part number, just in case I run into problems.
Thanks
 

961 S

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
23
Country flag
I have just replaced the dial face on the 961. I have taken photos of the process and the finished product. It can be done however you have to take it easy. I will fill you in in a few days.
Bill...
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
3,085
Country flag
I have just replaced the dial face on the 961. I have taken photos of the process and the finished product. It can be done however you have to take it easy. I will fill you in in a few days.
Bill...
Good Job ! Look forward to your posting.
 

961 S

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
23
Country flag
I have created a file that describes how to replace your speedo arm, however it is to large. Send me your e-mail and I will forward the file to you.
Bill
 
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
1
Country flag
I also purchased a replacement Km dial from lockwood and had to figure out how to fit it as it had no instructions how to disassemble the speedo.
It is a VDO Viewline gauge and is almost 100% plastic including the bezel. The viewline has snap on interchangeable bezels that can be removed by prying off from the rear with a thin blade using the groove to work around the circumference. Once this is off the double skinned lens is laser welded to the body, but i found that a thin craft knife blade carefully worked around and gently twisted between the lens and body broke the weld in 10mm increments, then you are able to remove it, The needle removal I found best using 2 teaspoons.. tips placed under the needle at right angles to the pointer and lever it off.
The face is removed by rotating it and pulling it away. Put on the new one and push on the needle at the zero mark, It is a stepper motor so you cant go wrong, At this stage I temporarily taped the lens to the body and refitted it and rode it to check all was ok. Then used silicone rtv to re seal the lens to the body then refitted the bezel and good as new.
Hope this helps any one of you that is still wanting to try it.
I also have the info for recalibration from VDO if anybody needs it.
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
3,085
Country flag
Good Job Gentlemen ! This is great information . I would probably crack my dial face lens if I tried that . :(
 
Joined
Jan 5, 2014
Messages
2,448
Country flag
I would not from lack of skill, but patience. The scalpel/Xacto knife is what I thought would do the trick. Also, maybe one of those flat bladed vibrating electric cutters.
 
Top