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1Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:05 pm

Bazza

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I have just purchased an 1984 K100RS last Thursday, the plan is to clean it up and put it on Historic Rego.

There's not a lot to do as the bike is not too bad, a bit rough round the edges but it's all there and it's all original from looking it over.

I've pull the instruments off to replace the Hazard switch and trip meter knob which I broke straightening the faring mount(yes I know I should have taken them off first)I was going to buy a second cluster for parts but they do seem a tad on the expensive side so I decided not to, but what I found while searching was the amount of different pins numbers there are between the models, none of which match mine with 23 pins and that's in the cluster and on the connecters from the ECU itself so it must be original, right.

It has no extras that I can see, it looks like a basic K100RS, it's even the Pre 95 unleaded model, so does anyone know why it would have 23 pins in the connections.


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2Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:11 pm

robmack

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Yours should have 24 pins.  Can you post a photo to show your gauge cluster?

For reference here is the wiring chart for an early model instrument cluster:
Instrument Cluster Instru10

All BMW model clusters had pin 20 unused.  The only difference between an early model and late model cluster plug was Pin 8.  It's populated on early models and not populated on late models



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3Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:20 pm

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For an 84 K the cluster you buy must show 2 petrol warning lights and petrol pump signs on the left speedo side. One orange for 7 litre and one red for 4 litres. These are used only up to early 85. They are used where the gas tank is bolted at the rear, also you will see that passenger seat handles are in the seat.

Later clusters only have a single petrol pump sign on the speedo side with a red 5 litre warning.

Instrument Cluster 54798612


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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 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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4Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:58 pm

Bazza

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I've checked again, has the 2 warning lights, and 23 pins in the cluster and the plugs, it won't let me post photos keeps saying post too long.

OK if you count the unused pin 20 which is not actually there, then yes it has 24 pins.

Also there's no bulb in 4L warning light and I suspect the bulb is blown in the 7L light.



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5Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:15 pm

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Bazza wrote:I've checked again, has the 2 warning lights, and 23 pins in the cluster and the plugs, it won't let me post photos keeps saying post too long.
Check this out for posting pics https://www.k100-forum.com/t998-posting-pictures-and-movies 
You can't just copy paste a picture to a thread.


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6Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:33 pm

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7Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:34 pm

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8Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:37 pm

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Yes, your plugs are completely normal.  Pin 20 has a blanking plug inserted into the hole so it looks contiguous with the housing, but there is a hole in that position.  Correspondingly, there is a pin removed in position 20 on the circuit card receptacle.   Late model gauge clusters had round sockets and pins, whereas yours are square.

The missing pin is polarisation so that you insert the correct plug onto the correct pins.

For interest, here is a picture of the back side of a late model K75 gauge cluster with round pins.  Note that Pin 20 is also missing on this model.
Instrument Cluster 44099d10



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9Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:46 pm

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10Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:50 pm

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Is your bike ex-police?  That looks like a police gauge cluster with the enhanced accuracy speedometer.

FYI, Google album of a ground-up restoration of a 1986 K100TIC Victoria Police bike:  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107132141978533857555/album/AF1QipMgEwm1AOJ_Lfi-rblq61tdW27d2weuUIpY_Ef0


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11Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:05 pm

Bazza

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robmack wrote:Is your bike ex-police?  That looks like a police gauge cluster with the enhanced accuracy speedometer.

FYI, Google album of a ground-up restoration of a 1986 K100TIC Victoria Police bike:  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107132141978533857555/album/AF1QipMgEwm1AOJ_Lfi-rblq61tdW27d2weuUIpY_Ef0
The bike isn't, but looks like the speedo is, there ya go I didn't even notice Rolling Eyes
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12Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:59 am

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Thanks guys for your help.

One more question about the cluster, how do the globes come out, I tried pulling them out but they won't budge and I didn't want to force them out in case I broke them, one is missing.

The Haynes manual only covers putting them back in and mentions that the cap/cover needs to be replaced.


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13Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:02 am

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robmack wrote:Is your bike ex-police?  That looks like a police gauge cluster with the enhanced accuracy speedometer.

FYI, Google album of a ground-up restoration of a 1986 K100TIC Victoria Police bike:  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107132141978533857555/album/AF1QipMgEwm1AOJ_Lfi-rblq61tdW27d2weuUIpY_Ef0
WOW that's a bloody good resto.


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14Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:31 am

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The bulbs are friction fitted into square holes so they yank straight  out.  Pull harder on the black plastic sockets than you are doing now; maybe even wiggle it from side to side slightly.  When the bulbs come out, they may pull the flexible circuit card out of the hole.  Just put it back into the hole when replacing the bulbs.


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15Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:36 am

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robmack wrote:The bulbs are friction fitted into square holes so they yank straight  out.  Pull harder on the black plastic sockets than you are doing now; maybe even wiggle it from side to side slightly.  When the bulbs come out, they may pull the flexible circuit card out of the hole.  Just put it back into the hole when replacing the bulbs.
Brilliant thanks, any idea where I can get the black plastic cover.


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16Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:49 am

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Bazza wrote:Brilliant thanks, any idea where I can get the black plastic cover.
Are you referring to the black plastic sockets into which the bulbs plug?


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17Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:54 am

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And when you put the plastic circuit back into place make very sure the little copper flaps are hanging down into the hole.  If you don't make sure of this, the bulb won't work.  The knucklehead who works on my bikes in my garage discovered this the hard way.


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1994 BMW K75S
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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

18Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:18 pm

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RicK G wrote:Check this out for posting pics https://www.k100-forum.com/t998-posting-pictures-and-movies 
If that tutorial doesn't work for you, try this one.


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19Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:06 am

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Thanks everyone I have managed to get the bulbs out, did a test and the bulbs seem fine, anyway I've ordered the caps for the bulbs and got some bulbs form supercrap but I 've got 5w instead of 3w, will these work as I know how fussy BMs are with bulb sizes.


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20Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:40 am

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5w just a bit brighter. The OEM green bulbs are green because they are wearing little green condoms. These are removable and can be refitted to LED's.
Regards Martin.


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21Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:05 am

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MartinW wrote:5w just a bit brighter. The OEM green bulbs are green because they are wearing little green condoms. These are removable and can be refitted to LED's.
Regards Martin.
Thanks Martin, it's all coming together, got a hazard light switch as the old one had been cut off and a new trip metre knob.


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22Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:06 am

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MartinW wrote:5w just a bit brighter. The OEM green bulbs are green because they are wearing little green condoms. These are removable and can be refitted to LED's.
Regards Martin.
You can also buy little green men bulbs online so they don't need condoms. Have no idea if they will reproduce though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322824349542?hash=item4b29d4a766:g:zOIAAOSw8K5asZVL


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23Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:29 am

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Or use coloured led bulbs. Except the charge light bulb, it needs to be 3W. You can get one with a resistor in it to compensate for that.


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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 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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24Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:27 am

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+1 on the colored LED bulb replacements.  Try doing a search for "LED automotive instrument lamp replacements".  I get mine from Super Bright LED's.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/

I use these for backlighting the cluster, you can have some fun with matching the color of your bike:Instrument Cluster Dscn3318 Instrument Cluster Dscn3319
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/wedge-bulbs/194-led-bulb-3-smd-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/3551/7578/#tab/specifications

These work for the idiot lights.  The lower lumen output is good to reduce glare at night.  Use the 90 degree beam angle:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/wedge-bulbs/194-led-bulb-1-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/197/852/#tab/specifications

Even with the lower output, the low fuel and high beam indicator lights can be nasty at night.  I mask off some of the indicator lens with a piece of black tape that has a 6mm hole punched in it.  It's still visible in daylight, but won't blind you at night.

As mentioned above, leave the bulb for the Battery idiot light.  It does the best job of controlling the alternator output.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

25Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:10 pm

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If you go with LEDs, then polarity matters.  Here is a photo of the manual Frankenduck produces for his kit which shows the polarity for LEDs in different positions.

Instrument Cluster Dscf2523


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26Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:22 pm

Point-Seven-five

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That's what is nice about the ones I linked.  They're non-polarized. 

Most automotive retrofit LED lights are non-polarized these days.  This is especially true of the wedge base models used in instrument clusters and interior lighting.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

27Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:27 pm

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LEDs... no, no and no. No. Definately NO. The worst ride I have ever had on a K was in very heavy rain on a motorway with green LEDs providing the backlighting. That was bad enough - way, way too bright for those conditions. The uplight was seriously distracting. Then the fuel lights came on in turn and the resulting glare was utterly horrific to the point where the combination of LEDs and rain on my visor was almost literally blinding. I could not find a position where I could use the chinguard as a light shield without getting rain driven down my neck. As soon as I got home the LEDs went into the bin and I refitted the original tungsten bulbs. Furthermore, I modified the PCB so that I could dim the fuel warning lights at night.

No way am I ever going there again.


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28Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:05 am

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Dai, don't go by the exposure of the photos I posted.  That is the result of the exposure control on my camera.  The backlight in the clusters is low enough that in order to get it to show I had to increase the exposure to where the idiot lights flared. 

Actually, the illumination with the LED's I linked is very close to the OEM incandescent lighting.  The only problem I had was with the high beam and low fuel indicators.  As I mentioned earlier, a mask with a 6mm hole reduces the glare to a comfortable level while still making the indicator visible.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

29Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:23 am

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I have had led lights in the K1100 but hop regularly from that to the RT and RS that have the regular incandescent bulbs. I dont have any glare issue at all so maybe different type leds. I plan on making them all led as I liked the light colour and do a lot of night rising..


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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 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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

30Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:39 pm

Shep

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I believe it is a typo, but I think your way of saying "night rising" instead of "night riding" is very poetic.
It conjures up the vision of K100s rising up everywhere to take over the highways and byways in the deep dark of night!



Last edited by Shep on Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:40 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Grammar again)


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

31Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:54 am

MikeyD

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robmack wrote:Is your bike ex-police?  That looks like a police gauge cluster with the enhanced accuracy speedometer.

FYI, Google album of a ground-up restoration of a 1986 K100TIC Victoria Police bike:  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107132141978533857555/album/AF1QipMgEwm1AOJ_Lfi-rblq61tdW27d2weuUIpY_Ef0
Robert, how do you get your aluminum bits so clean and shiny? Is that done with vapor blasting? Do you treat them in some way afterward to avoid oxidation or just let them weather naturally?
Mike


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1985 K100RT (0052390), 1985 K100 (0030066), 2003 K1200GT (ZK01448), 1984 R65, 1984 R80ST, 1974 R90/6, 1976 R90/6, 1997 R850R, 1991 Honda CB250, 1998 Sportster 883
    

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Shep wrote:I believe it is a typo, but I think your way of saying "night rising" instead of "night riding" is very poetic.
It conjures up the vision of K100s rising up everywhere to take over the highways and byways in the deep dark of night!
Trying to work out if you are a member of the Grammar Police or the Oscar wilde School of English or both. I decided to leave the typo unedited as your response is too good!!
 Instrument Cluster 723598 Instrument Cluster 723598


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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 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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

33Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:38 am

Bazza

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I'm about to put the instrument cluster back together but the trip meter knob has me stumped, what's order to put it back in.

Looking at it, it's knob, the thing that thing in the cover, washer, spring, washer, C clip!!


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1984 K100RS,2007 R1200GS, 1973 Kawasaki H2-A Triple
    

34Back to top Go down   Instrument Cluster Empty Re: Instrument Cluster Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:09 am

RicK G

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Put the knob etc into the housing then pull it outwards and jam something about the thickness of a matchstick to hold it out, put the cover back on and remove the thing so the knob goes back in to mesh with the innards.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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