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Default Gauge Panel "blob"

My 2005 ST just turned over 50,000 miles and has been almost trouble free. Just recently, the right side of the gauge panel over the odometer area developed a "blob" about the size of a quarter that partially conceals the readout. Has anyone else out there ever had this issue? Other than living with the irritation, what was the solution and what did it cost? Thanks
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Pic? Not sure what it could be from the explanation.
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Default Re: Gauge Panel "blob"

Guess blob is not a good description. It appears the right side of the panel has some sort of coating where the digits for odometer and other light up for the display. It looks like an area has worn off or was scratched. In that area, the digits are unreadable. This area is protected by the outer glass so scratching is not the caused. My guess is more of a deterioration, possibly from long term exposure to sunlight. This has no effect on the bike's performance but it is nice to have all the gauges readable.
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Default Re: Gauge Panel "blob"

No, not really a great description, but I think I sorta get it.

The clear panel will come off - take some time getting the cluster off the bike, though. It's not that impossible to rip down. That might get you into it so you can remove the blob.

I'm in TX, so I'm familiar with heat and blazing sun. Mine doesn't have that issue, though. Hope it doesn't develop.

Good luck!
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Default Re: Gauge Panel "blob"

We used to hear about spots melting from sunlight focused by the windshield in the early days way back in 2003 - 4 but, nothing since then.
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