To prevent the crimped ring from scratching the fresh paint job i added a layer of tape turned inside out and talced so the ring would not stick while moving it into position.
Tachometer ready for crimping on lathe. New tachometer cable cut to length and proper ends added for the CB750 gauge. i did not have gray outer housing so i used gray heat shrink over a black one.
Applied modified appliqué, repainted needle and screws along with fiber washers. purple loctite was added once screw was pulled through face and minimum torque applied so there is no distortion.