DIY: Change Color of Guage Cluster 07-08 - Page 5 - 600RR.net
07 / 013 RR This forum is dedicated to the How to write ups for 07 / 013 RR

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #121 of 178 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 05:43 AM
MF4
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowREV69 View Post
Definitely worth a little cut haha. Not only did I change the leds but I also cleared the needle to shine through better

Sent from my DROID Pro using Motorcycle.com Free App
blue leds fits very well!
MF4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 178 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Blue LEDs ftw
RamblinWreck is offline  
post #123 of 178 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 291
Thanks: 45
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
how did you guys remove the needle?
blarf is offline  
post #124 of 178 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
JWRusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 1,599
Thanks: 208
Thanked 141 Times in 126 Posts
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by blarf View Post
how did you guys remove the needle?
The needle is glue on. Warm up the glue a bit so you don't break the needle

2007 CBR600RR White/Black/Carbon Fiber SOLD*
2009 CBR1000RR/ABS Black SOLD*
2012 CBR1000RR/ABS White
My Build threads:

http://www.600rr.net/vb/176-rr-other-brands-bike-build/268061-jwrusk-2007-cbr600rr-build.html
JWRusk is online now  
post #125 of 178 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 11:47 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 291
Thanks: 45
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWRusk View Post
The needle is glue on. Warm up the glue a bit so you don't break the needle
Thanks bro, i appreciate. Also, i was reading your rebuild thread and where did you get that polarized film?
blarf is offline  
post #126 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Pocketbike Racer
 
CBRoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 254
Thanks: 31
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can get the polarized film from http://www.polarization.com/polarsho...products_id=31

They have other types of films too, but that's the super-high-contrast polarized film, which is what you want. You can select whether you want the film with or without adhesive. Some people here were recommending to get the one without adhesive and just kind of wedge it in behind the panels, but I'm lazy so I got the one with adhesive. I'll be putting it on this weekend, so if you want to wait until then I'll let you know how it goes and post up pics.

CBRoman is offline  
post #127 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
CBRoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 254
Thanks: 31
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Finished my LED change and polarization. White tachometer and orange LCDs. Here's what it looks like:


Edit: The orange looks more brownish than that in person. I might swap the orange out for red and make the tach blue.

CBRoman is offline  
post #128 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 291
Thanks: 45
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBRoman View Post
Finished my LED change and polarization. White tachometer and orange LCDs. Here's what it looks like:


Edit: The orange looks more brownish than that in person. I might swap the orange out for red and make the tach blue.
looks really nice bro
blarf is offline  
post #129 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 12:04 AM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 291
Thanks: 45
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
just did mine
[IMG][/IMG]
blarf is offline  
post #130 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:04 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Rozenheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WI
Posts: 830
Thanks: 57
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
I'm having a hard time finding what to clean off the LED screen with before applying the polarization film. Anyone have any ideas?
Rozenheimer is offline  
post #131 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
CBRoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 254
Thanks: 31
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rozenheimer View Post
I'm having a hard time finding what to clean off the LED screen with before applying the polarization film. Anyone have any ideas?
Use Isopropanol (sometimes called Isopropyl alcohol). You can get it in the first aid section at any drug store. Just make sure it's the 99% concentration Isopropanol, because they're likely to have several different alcohol mixes there. The isopropanol evaporates at room temperature, so you can put as much of it on there as you want. It won't damage any of the electronics.

You can use a toothbrush or something similar to scrub the glue off, just make sure you use a new toothbrush. You want to clean the surface, not introduce new contaminants.

You can also check out my LCD blackout how-to video at the link below:

How-To Video: 600RR LCD Blackout

CBRoman is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CBRoman For This Useful Post:
Rozenheimer (11-29-2012)
post #132 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:51 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Rozenheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WI
Posts: 830
Thanks: 57
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBRoman View Post
Use Isopropanol (sometimes called Isopropyl alcohol). You can get it in the first aid section at any drug store. Just make sure it's the 99% concentration Isopropanol, because they're likely to have several different alcohol mixes there. The isopropanol evaporates at room temperature, so you can put as much of it on there as you want. It won't damage any of the electronics.

You can use a toothbrush or something similar to scrub the glue off, just make sure you use a new toothbrush. You want to clean the surface, not introduce new contaminants.

You can also check out my LCD blackout how-to video at the link below:

How-To Video: 600RR LCD Blackout
Thanks a lot, I actually just got done watching your video. I fried one of the blinkers so I'm back at the soldering

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com Free App

-09 600rr Tricolor
-My Build
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=286164


2W1R: MrProteinShake
Rozenheimer is offline  
post #133 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:59 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
CBRoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 254
Thanks: 31
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rozenheimer View Post
I fried one of the blinkers so I'm back at the soldering
This seems to be a common thing that happens. That's why I decided to make a video for the LED change as well. It's a pretty simple mod when you get down to it, so I'm just mostly going to cover proper soldering techniques and the right tools to use. I should have it up by the end of the weekend.

CBRoman is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CBRoman For This Useful Post:
Rozenheimer (11-30-2012)
post #134 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 05:28 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Rozenheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WI
Posts: 830
Thanks: 57
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBRoman View Post
This seems to be a common thing that happens. That's why I decided to make a video for the LED change as well. It's a pretty simple mod when you get down to it, so I'm just mostly going to cover proper soldering techniques and the right tools to use. I should have it up by the end of the weekend.
Not a bad idea, I'm guessing I fried it but idk yet. I'll find out when I hook it back up again

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com Free App

-09 600rr Tricolor
-My Build
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=286164


2W1R: MrProteinShake
Rozenheimer is offline  
post #135 of 178 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:18 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Rozenheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WI
Posts: 830
Thanks: 57
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
If anyone is curious of what happened with the right blinker LED being out I'll explain that real quick. I first tested the circuit board and found that blinker to be not working. So I replaced it and went to test it again, still nothing. I realized that the left blinker LED had a delayed start up so I re-soldered that connection and used the same LED on the left and voila! Hope this will help in the future if someone runs into the same problem.

-09 600rr Tricolor
-My Build
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=286164


2W1R: MrProteinShake
Rozenheimer is offline  
post #136 of 178 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Premium Member
 
Bwalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lincoln Ne
Posts: 194
Thanks: 111
Thanked 27 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the write up helped me out today. It was actually pretty easy to do. I now have a whole lot of these leds left over. I found a great deal on eBay for them I got 100 blue and 100 white for $7 bucks total.
Bwalton is offline  
post #137 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
AccountSaver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guyz,i want to ask you .

Is it easy for a person that haven't done this before ?

(But i am really good technician :P On computers :D)
post #138 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:14 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
JWRusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 1,599
Thanks: 208
Thanked 141 Times in 126 Posts
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
DIY: Change Color of Guage Cluster 07-08

Quote:
Originally Posted by AccountSaver View Post
Guyz,i want to ask you .

Is it easy for a person that haven't done this before ?

(But i am really good technician :P On computers :D)
Yes it is very simple.


Sent from Motorcycle.com App

2007 CBR600RR White/Black/Carbon Fiber SOLD*
2009 CBR1000RR/ABS Black SOLD*
2012 CBR1000RR/ABS White
My Build threads:

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=268061
JWRusk is online now  
post #139 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:16 PM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwalton View Post
Thanks for the write up helped me out today. It was actually pretty easy to do. I now have a whole lot of these leds left over. I found a great deal on eBay for them I got 100 blue and 100 white for $7 bucks total.
You could probably sell off the LED's to other's in the forum and have free mod! :)
krazychowmein is offline  
post #140 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:23 PM
AccountSaver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWRusk View Post
Yes it is very simple.


Sent from Motorcycle.com App
Do you have any specific place that i should look before i would get into the board of the tachometer ;

Or should i be careful of something specific ;

Thank you.
post #141 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
schissler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Dont remove the needle

follow the instructions from cbroman and desolder the whole thing from the back its way easier and you cant screw up the needle assembly that way.

plus, the assembly is out of the way to remove the leds from the tach location on the board.



here is mine i did last week:
red +white led + polarized

schissler is offline  
post #142 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:57 PM
AccountSaver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by schissler View Post
Dont remove the needle

follow the instructions from cbroman and desolder the whole thing from the back its way easier and you cant screw up the needle assembly that way.

plus, the assembly is out of the way to remove the leds from the tach location on the board.



here is mine i did last week:
red +white led + polarized


Damn is so "good"

I want to put.
Fuel - White (Black:Letters)
RPM Meter -White (The top RPM :RED)
Needle : RED
Right Section with all the details :White (Black:Letters)

That is what i am thinking.

I am a little bit scared.

If it was a computer board i would know everything how to do it assembly and dessambly ,in just 5' :D
post #143 of 178 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 03:16 AM
Training Wheel Hero
 
NavyDoc2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 56
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by AccountSaver View Post
Damn is so "good"

I want to put.
Fuel - White (Black:Letters)
RPM Meter -White (The top RPM :RED)
Needle : RED
Right Section with all the details :White (Black:Letters)

That is what i am thinking.

I am a little bit scared.

If it was a computer board i would know everything how to do it assembly and dessambly ,in just 5' :D
If you think...do! It IS essentially a computer board once you disassemble the cluster. If you're competent enough to take apart and put back a computer board in 5 minutes, then you should easily be able to read the instructions and change your cluster lights...it wasn't that bad.

"The only easy day was yesterday..."

Black 2011
NavyDoc2011 is offline  
post #144 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 01:58 PM
AccountSaver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by NavyDoc2011 View Post
If you think...do! It IS essentially a computer board once you disassemble the cluster. If you're competent enough to take apart and put back a computer board in 5 minutes, then you should easily be able to read the instructions and change your cluster lights...it wasn't that bad.
I am afraid about the part that i remove the LED , buttons, i didn't understand the instruction about this thing.
How do you pin them out , and how do you put the next one in ;
post #145 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
schissler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
^ there is no pins on the LEDs...they are surface mount.

melt the old solder, use tweezers while doing that to pull it off, line up new led and resolder.

super easy.
schissler is offline  
post #146 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 12:23 PM
AccountSaver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by schissler View Post
^ there is no pins on the LEDs...they are surface mount.

melt the old solder, use tweezers while doing that to pull it off, line up new led and resolder.

super easy.
What is a solder ?

I searched on the translation and i couldn't understand :P
post #147 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
WOW this is amazing!

Subscribed for future use!
k00leo is offline  
post #148 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
schissler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
schissler is offline  
post #149 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21
Thanks: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks to OP, i got my done too


20130313_210121 by bonghuong303, on Flickr
Honda Dude is offline  
post #150 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
SeanO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Leesville, LA
Posts: 1,191
Images: 2
Thanks: 8
Thanked 58 Times in 47 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have seen that somewhere before????

Hummmmmm?????

Looks Good.

White 07 CBR600rr
SeanO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome