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1Back to top Go down    Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 am

SniperX

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Apologies if this is in the incorrect place! I am going to remove my clusetersoo and need to know if there is a primer or how to of some sort here. I am hopeful there not only is, but there is a wrote up with pics if it;s complicated. Seems easy enough but you know how that is....like when Jeremy Clarkson says "what could possibly go wrong?"


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:35 am

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Easy peasy. No pictures necessary.

5mm Allen wrench to remove the four bolts in holes from behind.

Then there's a small Phillips crew in the center of the wiring harness connector to remove the plastic cover. Then pull out each 12 wire side of the connector.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:47 am

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duck wrote:Easy peasy. No pictures necessary.

5mm Allen wrench to remove the four bolts in holes from behind.

Then there's a small Phillips crew in the center of the wiring harness connector to remove the plastic cover. Then pull out each 12 wire side of the connector.
Thanks Duck! Can I get to everything with the fairing in situ?

Cheers!

Kev


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:57 am

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you can just remove the 2 bolts holding the bracket for the cluster onto the head -triple clamp bracket on the rt types
still need to remove the phillips screw holding the cover of wiring connector

once removed the 4 bolts that duck mentions are soooo easy

and yes no fairing parts need removal

good luck


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:58 am

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Yes, the RT is probably the easiest to do with the fairing on.

If you want a K where it takes work to get the cluster off then I recommend a K75S or K1100LT.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:09 am

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duck wrote:Yes, the RT is probably the easiest to do with the fairing on.

If you want a K where it takes work to get the cluster off then I recommend a K75S or K1100LT.
LOL! Nope! I'll stick with the RT for now....although a K75S is NOT out of the question!!!! I just rebuilt the cluster on my 1985 Dinan 535i, and it was a right doddle. The K bike is engineered a LOT like my 535i! I am sure it'll look familair when i get in ther as well. The Dinan will be back on the road soon too....just waiting for a new diff mount and some shifter parts.......


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:13 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Can be done with fairing on but on my K100RT I found it so much easier when I removed the screen for access, it also gets the black cross member out of the way as the screen bolts keep it in place too. I didn't remove anything else but I did slacken off the two Allen bolts under the ignition pad to allow it to move just a little, don't think that's wholly necessary. I also removed the mounting bracket bolts as suggested by Charlie99 and then removed the cluster from the mounting plate...make it easier!.

Its an easy job!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:56 pm

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And be very careful in taking out the small philips screw holding in the wiring cover. It has a habit of falling out and the spiders running away with it. DAMHIK

Either use a magnetic screwdriver, or have some receptical handy under it when taking it out/putting it in.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:50 pm

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Corkboy wrote:And be very careful in taking out the small philips screw holding in the wiring cover......have some receptical handy under it when taking it out/putting it in.
That or a bucket of swear words!!!


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster removal how to? on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:31 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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88 wrote:
Corkboy wrote:And be very careful in taking out the small philips screw holding in the wiring cover......have some receptical handy under it when taking it out/putting it in.
That or a bucket of swear words!!!

Well I had the screen and cross panel off when I did mine......so it was a case of just pick it up....


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