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    Veglia Clock refurbishment

    Anyone got an idea where I can get new black bezels for 80mm Veglia clocks?

    I have located chrome ones from Wassell ltd for refurbing Triumph/NVT late Veglias, but would be good to obtain black finish ones.

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    I found them on ebay from seller bsanut. Haven't received them yet but they should be here any day (hopefully)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnach View Post
    I found them on ebay from seller bsanut. Haven't received them yet but they should be here any day (hopefully)
    Thanks for the help, but bizzarrely bsanut won't ship to the UK, but the item looks like just what I am after.

    Veglia 80mm Tachometer Bezel Repair Kit Ducati Moto Guzzi Morini Laverda | eBay

    I will try to find a similar supplier, but if not - mine's a Sei special, so I don't have to keep original and I may have to go with a chrome replacement bezel for a Triumph or BSA...............

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    Maybe a bit of a long shot but it might be an idea to ask some of the American Benelli forum members if they could buy for you in the U.S. and then post to you. Just a thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
    Thanks for the help, but bizzarrely bsanut won't ship to the UK, but the item looks like just what I am after.

    Veglia 80mm Tachometer Bezel Repair Kit Ducati Moto Guzzi Morini Laverda | eBay

    I will try to find a similar supplier, but if not - mine's a Sei special, so I don't have to keep original and I may have to go with a chrome replacement bezel for a Triumph or BSA...............
    Try emailing the seller and see if he'll quote you to ship to the UK. I just spoke to him yesterday because mine has been held at US customs for a few weeks and he seems very reasonable. It's always worth a shot, that's how I usually get parts from sellers who only ship to EU (with a few exceptions).

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    Got a response from Bsanut and he was very helpful. "I’ve stopped shipping to Great Britain through Ebay. Too many complaints about ‘surprise’ duty charges that are not my fault and cannot afford with Ebay’s feedback system.You are welcome to buy from my website below, cheaper for you anyway...


    Joe

    EUROTRASH JAMBALAYA
    www.eurojamb.com
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    I was not aware of his international website, so looks like I can order directly here.
    Eurotrash Jambalaya, Vintage European Motorcycle Parts at Eurojamb.com

    Thanks for the input.

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    Veglia Clock refurbishment

    An update because it will help anyone else embarking on a clock refurb,

    After lots of other major work to do, months later I finally got around to starting on the clocks..................oh dear.

    The bezels supplied by EUROTRASH JAMBALAYA www.eurojamb.com whilst arriving fast and looked just right, turned out to be 1.0 - 1.5mm in diameter smaller than the Veglia clocks I have after I removed the old bezels.
    Whilst the clock base could be turned down a smidge to suit them, I thought that was a step too far.

    As a result, I have admitted defeat and bought some chrome ones from Speedo Clocks & Parts part no. 06-9305A
    (26670G)

    They are a match to the Benelli bezel shape and bevels, but are chrome plate rather than black finish.

    These are made for the Triumph/BSA/Norton/NVT Veglia clocks fitted to late british bikes and bizarrely are around 2+mm larger than the ideal size for the Benelli clock base and the originals removed so need to be very carefully centred.
    Nevertheless, with some careful peening, they fit and look great.
    The only difference I can see is that the clocks once fitted in the Benelli/Guzzi clock shroud, because of the larger diameter the new bezels are much closer together as a result. The gap between the bezels is now minimal, but good enough for me and also covers up the "crinkly" joint in the clock shroud also seen on this photo from an unknown 354/504/654 below from a web snapshot. Mine were in a far worse state than this.......




    Photos to follow together with dimensions of the various parts, so be careful because it seems there are variations to the Veglia clock diameters of the period.
    All of the clocks I researched are described as "80mm Veglias" and the outside case diameter appears to be constant, so is probably fully interchangeable in the clock mounts, but the top "turn-out" of the case to receive the bezels once you have removed them appears to be variable dependent on the date of manufacture and the machine. I have two differing bezel designs on my shelf for black Benelli Veglias from what should be the same 80mm clock.
    I suspect the black ones I got would be sized for Alfa or italian sports cars that also use 80mm Veglias, because the weather seals are likely to be different as a result. Not sure why the Triumph/NVT ones for 80mm clocks are slightly larger but there you go, they do fit, so success!

    Photos to follow........................Veglia Clock refurbishment-clocks.jpg
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    Check dimensions below:

    The Benelli clock cases measure 86.6mm at their edge.
    The Eurojamb ones measure 85.5mm internal diameter.
    The Burton bike bits chrome replacements measure 89mm internal diameter.

    Photos attached.
    Veglia Clock refurbishment-dsc_0174.jpg Veglia Clock refurbishment-dsc_0173.jpg

    As you can see, the result is fine, but mine's a special, so I'm not trying to match for restoration and now I quite like the chrome look, it gives and updated modern retro Guzzi look.
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    I recently tried mine and had the same issue. Haven't had much time to even look at my bike lately, let alone work on it. Thanks for the update, and sorry for misleading you in the first place.

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    Pinnach, no worries, we are all dealing with old bikes that have very little data, your advice was a best guess at the time.
    At the end of production, many of the bikes were even "parts bin specials", and so it's very difficult to get info on, that's why these forums work so well.
    I've had several Benellis over the years and held on to this one since 1983, and whilst I think I know a little bit about them, I still get stumped sometimes so sharing experiences helps all of us with these older machines.

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