Gauges


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sundayracr
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Gauges

Postby sundayracr » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:12 am



Good morning..
The gauges showing the temp and fuel on my '81 1100I aren't lighted....are they supposed to be? If so, how do I go about changing the bulbs? Thanks in advance for your help.


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Re: Gauges

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:04 pm

The should be, yes. If memory serves, I had to remove either/both the main component terminal/amplifier and radio tuner from the inside of the fairing in order to gain access to the nuts that hold those gauges from the inside. There is a connector you have to disconnect blindly inside the fairing (and reconnect later upon installation, which is not easy). The gauges then come free, and the wires come out through a small hole in the fairing.

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Re: Gauges

Postby sw3dl1 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:00 am

On an 81?
The guages are located top center between the speedo and tach. No need to remove anything from the fairing if you are careful.
the instrument cluster is held on with two 10 mm nuts on the back side. They are a little difficult to get to but do-able. Once the cluster is loose you need to remove the fasteners on the back of the cluster (can't remember if they are screws or nuts) and remove the plastic back. The dash lights are on a wiring loom and pushed just pushed into the board. Be careful when removing the lights, the nuetral light and oil light are there also, make sure you know which light is a ddash light and which is an idiot light.

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Re: Gauges

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:57 pm

of course..81. Was thinking of the temp/voltmeter gauges on the fairing on the 82.




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