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Offline Pete_Vit

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Removing the Speedo and Tach
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:30:15 AM »
I'm getting back to fixing up the Wife's Sporty from her accident, I need to repair the mount for the speedo/tech, it's a 93 XLCH1200, I've removed the cans from the back of the units, and I can't remove them from the mount.
removed the rubber gasket and the can they live in like I said but I still can't get them out so I can straighten to mount and repaint. does the  top chrome ring screw off as well?
any pointers I'd appreciate  :up:
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Re: Removing the Speedo and Tach
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 08:42:35 PM »
Pete, I don't think the ring unscrews, don't go there.
Try squirting some penetrating oil around the mount and the gauge, let sit for an hour or so and twist the cans free.
I suspect corrosion has sealed them to the mount.
Just an idea mind you.

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Re: Removing the Speedo and Tach
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 05:21:07 AM »
Pete there I think is 2 screws on the back and the speedo reset knob. unscrew all 3 yes the speedo reset unscrews. The bottom plate will come off then there is a rubber gasket, kinda thick remove that, wiggle the gauge back and forth from bottom side, then as it is loosened push it out from the bottom to the top. :up:

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Re: Removing the Speedo and Tach
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 05:48:09 AM »
Pete there I think is 2 screws on the back and the speedo reset knob. unscrew all 3 yes the speedo reset unscrews. The bottom plate will come off then there is a rubber gasket, kinda thick remove that, wiggle the gauge back and forth from bottom side, then as it is loosened push it out from the bottom to the top. :up:
  :up: yeah, that's what I did and I'm trying to get the speedo and tach out but the chrome ring is too big, do I have to remove all the wiring from the back too  :crook: ?
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Re: Removing the Speedo and Tach
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 05:17:46 AM »
Pete there is/should be a plug for all the wiring to the gauges relatively close to the handlebar clamp/riser area that can be unplugged. There is a thick rubber gasket underneath the gauges that needs to be removed and the gauge gauges should be able to be wiggled and pushed up, it is possible that the wires are restricting the gauge from pushing up.

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Re: Removing the Speedo and Tach
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 05:49:32 AM »
Pete there is/should be a plug for all the wiring to the gauges relatively close to the handlebar clamp/riser area that can be unplugged. There is a thick rubber gasket underneath the gauges that needs to be removed and the gauge gauges should be able to be wiggled and pushed up, it is possible that the wires are restricting the gauge from pushing up.
  :up: ok, thanks I'll check 'er out 72  :beer:
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