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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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removal of speedo and tach help please

I am trying to remove my speedo and tach in order to refinish and paint them. Yes it is the common rusty rings and chipped chrome housing that I am trying to address. I know there are screws on the back of the housing cups on each of them and removing them just frees the cups from the units themselves. Can someone please provide guidance in what I need to do to remove the gauges, cups and all in order to repaint them. I have seen several great posts on how to refinish and repaint them but none on getting them off. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 03:39 PM
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I have to do the same to mine.. I was looking and I belive that you have to remove the head light bucket to get to the screws on the back/underside of the housing between the speedo and Tach.. once that is off you can access the brackets holeing the speedo and tach on.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 04:02 PM
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Down load the repair manual. All the parts diagrams & such are in there. You can look at the expoded view & see how it all goes together.

Start on Pg. 291 for directions of removal.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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thank you so much for the guide to the repair manual, I can see where the headlight needs to be dropped and then the bolts can be removed to take them off, Thanks again this was a huge help. Now just needs to stop raining here so I can do it!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 07:28 PM
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I recently removed the speedo by unscrewing the back cover and then unbolting the bracket inside the housing. I did not need to remove the headlight housing to do so.
If the headlight is also rusted, you may want to remove it anyway.
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it's in the clymer book. Otherwise remove the headlight, and 2 screws for the back plastic piece. and you will see the nuts inside.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 12:21 AM
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I took mine off the same as Bronson. Had to revive my trim rings also. I don't get why Kaw didn't clear coat those rings. I liked the way they looked at first but get a little mist in the air and you got rust. Didn't get around to clear coating mine and then they got too bad so satin black was the weapon of choice. That Krylon "Fusion" paint seems to cover pretty well by the way.
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