How Do I Remove Speedometer?


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How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Tue May 12, 2015 4:12 pm



Hello fellas,

Iam taking my speedometer of a 82 Goldwing. I have it almost out. my question is how to disconnect the wires going into the back of the speedo?


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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby Overdog » Tue May 12, 2015 6:11 pm

The connections are in the housing that the fairing weight bolts to.....behind the fairing

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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Tue May 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Overdog wrote:The connections are in the housing that the fairing weight bolts to.....behind the fairing


So you mean I have to take off the back of the instrument cluster?
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby Overdog » Tue May 12, 2015 6:20 pm

I have the fairing off so I unplugged them from behind the weight. My gauges are still off.....lemme go look at them and see if you can unplug the wiring without removing the fairing....

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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby Overdog » Tue May 12, 2015 6:28 pm

I think it would be a nightmare to try to disconnect all the wires from the gauges themselves.....I'm not even sure that it's possible to disconnect every one so that you could remove the gauge cluster. In the box behind the weight (behind the fairing) are an orange, light blue and dark blue wire that unplug...and a 9-pin square connector. Do you have to remove the gauges completely? You can get them apart with the aforementioned wires still attached...I'd recommend removing the windshield first....

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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Tue May 12, 2015 6:31 pm

Overdog wrote:I think it would be a nightmare to try to disconnect all the wires from the gauges themselves.....I'm not even sure that it's possible to disconnect every one so that you could remove the gauge cluster. In the box behind the weight (behind the fairing) are an orange, light blue and dark blue wire that unplug...and a 9-pin square connector. Do you have to remove the gauges completely? You can get them apart with the aforementioned wires still attached...I'd recommend removing the windshield first....



Iam just taking the speedo off not the tach. But still your right all wires are behind the weight. So it be best to pull the fairing off.
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue May 12, 2015 7:13 pm

You can do it with the fairing on but it's a pain the ass to do. There is not a lot of extra lead on the wires so it is tight for sure. I would also suggest that when you hook everything back up that before you put the weight back on and stuff that you try the turn signals and such to make sure everything is connected.
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Tue May 12, 2015 8:41 pm

sportsfreaked wrote:You can do it with the fairing on but it's a pain the ass to do. There is not a lot of extra lead on the wires so it is tight for sure. I would also suggest that when you hook everything back up that before you put the weight back on and stuff that you try the turn signals and such to make sure everything is connected.


Ill just pull the fairing and be done with it
That way ill know everything is connected. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Wed May 13, 2015 4:43 pm

Just a update I figured out how to get the speedo off. I just pulled the fairing off it wasn't that big a deal. Should done it from the beginning with the fairing off the bike is so much easier to work on.Thanks for all the help.
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby sportsfreaked » Wed May 13, 2015 7:00 pm

No problem glad you got it taken care of. Yes removing the fairing makes things soooooooooooooo much easier. That's what this site is all about, others helping others keeping these great bikes on the road!
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby Overdog » Wed May 13, 2015 7:32 pm

Throw in some LED lights while ya got them apart...

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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:43 pm

sportsfreaked wrote:No problem glad you got it taken care of. Yes removing the fairing makes things soooooooooooooo much easier. That's what this site is all about, others helping others keeping these great bikes on the road!


I was a little nervous taking the fairing off never had to do that before. But its pretty easy. Thanks again for the help.
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:45 pm

Overdog wrote:Throw in some LED lights while ya got them apart...


Well I was going to replace all the bulbs anyway. Where can I buy the LED lights?
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby ram11397 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:56 pm

lot of people here use
http://www.superbrightleds.com
i used them you can buy cheaper but i found these lights to be bright they pop lol i did try others didn't shine as bright
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Re: How Do I Remove Speedometer?

Postby rockford75 » Thu May 14, 2015 1:11 pm

ram11397 wrote:lot of people here use
http://www.superbrightleds.com
i used them you can buy cheaper but i found these lights to be bright they pop lol i did try others didn't shine as bright



Great Thanks man my orders in.


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