Originally Posted by StPeteAPB
Sorry for your pain in this. I do wish Honda would break down that speedometer assembly for the sake of the needle, alone, if nothing else.
Take your time cleaning up and re-painting the needle.
In the meantime, for anyone else reading this thread, be sure to visit this thread before you begin your faceplate swap:
Speedometer (speedo) Faceplate Replacement
And, still, if you do pop the needle off the spindle, it only takes the smallest amount of light model glue or super glue to glue it back together.
One more suggestion if you need to use glue to reattach the needle:
Let dry overnight before putting the cover back on or you will end up with a fog on the lens from the glue.