'83 Aspencade Instrument Removal

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'83 Aspencade Instrument Removal

Post by Jeeper » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:45 pm

I have the LCD instrument package on my Aspencade and tonight I find that 1 or 2 of the lights are not working. I can see the fuel gauge and half the speedometer, but the RPM gauge is in the dark. Reading the service manual, step 1 to replace the lights is "Remove the fairing". Has anyone been able to remove the back cover without actually removing the fairing? I haven't tried it yet, but thought I would ask here first as the members here are a wealth of good information. I'm hoping it's similar to the starter because Honda thinks you have to remove the engine to replace that, which we've proved isn't true.

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Re: '83 Aspencade Instrument Removal

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:39 am

It's the same for the non-electronic dash - to remove the back of the light cluster it says "remove the fairing," but when I pulled mine apart to replace my failed 7 volt regulator, I took one look at it and said "to heck with that" (or words to that effect). It was tight, I had to turn the handlebars one way and another, squeeze my hands in there and use tiny stubby screwdrivers, but I was able to get it apart without removing the fairing - which on my bike, is a huge job, because I've got a TON of custom wiring in there.

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