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1Back to top Go down    Replacing K1100RS instrument on Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:08 pm

ArturoFmChile

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Help!!!!!
I intend to replace the instrument panel with 5 warning lights.
Any advice/tips/recommendations?
Thanks!

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:17 pm

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If you remove the cluster then the bike won't start in neutral anymore. The only way it will start then is with the clutch lever pulled in.

That's the short answer. There are some workarounds discussed elsewhere in the forum.


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:39 pm

ArturoFmChile

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Thanks!
Any battery charging issues?

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:11 am

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@ArturoFmChile wrote:Thanks!
Any battery charging issues?
Use the forum's search engine. These sorts of topics are covered regularly and you can find them almost instantly. If not readily available to you, or you can't find it, ask away.

Check thisLINKfor a previous discussion of the topic.

I am not running traditional instruments on my Big Block and have had zero issues without a warning lamp for the charging circuit.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:38 am

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I'm also quite interested in running those warning lights without oem instruments on my k75. I haven't had charging issues without the charging light either....and been riding with no visual feedback at all for a hot minute. Would be nice to get at least engine temp and oil pressure lights.

I'll take a look.around too, whoever finds the best info first wins.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:33 am

duck

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Oil pressure is easy. All that does is ground to illuminate the warning lamp.

You'll need a circuit for the engine temp though as that occurs at a resistance.

You really don't need it though. The radiator cap will blow before any engine damage occurs - just like a car.


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Current stable:
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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:51 am

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I found this




Which seems to indicate I can run a bulb off the temp switching unit. Any reason this wouldn't work? I'm no electrician



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8Back to top Go down    Re: Replacing K1100RS instrument on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am

duck

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That should work just fine.


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Current stable:
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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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