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I have reached the time (80 000 mls) where one or more bulbs on the right hand side of the instrument panel has stopped working. I have got a new set of 5 (green) bulbs, removed the windscreen in order to loosen the instrument panel, just to find out that it is very little room back there, and that the instrument panel is fastened with hex bolts, which wil take forever to unscrew and put back with my kind of tool.

- Do I have to remove the front panel with the headlight to do this job?
- Do I have to remove the +side of the battery when working on the instrument panel?
- It does not seem possible to remove the two connectors before the panel is loose. Is this corretct? I have understood that the connectors are covered with a lid with one bolt. Can I do this aafter the instrument panel i loosened?

Regards, Sigurd



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On my K75RT I can remove the instrument cluster by reaching up from below.  You might have to remove the X-shaped piece under the fairing to make it easier to reach up there.  A set of long ball-end Allen wrenches will make the job a lot easier.

Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175

92KK 84WW Olaf

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On my K100RT I removed it by removing the screen and the two allen bolts under the front of the ignition pad. This gave me access from the front of the bike and I was able to get unbolt its mounting plate rather than taking the panel off the mounting plate so it came up as an assembly, enough to unbolt the cable holding in screws and lift it clear. Problem is if you were to drop it.....

1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500

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