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Old 10-08-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
Mane OP
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Help to dissamble R100GS instrument panel

Hey guys,


I need to disassembly the instrument panel, in order to paint it a see if I can fix the speedo or replace it.

Could somebody please post some instructions on how to disassembly it?

Here is a picture of the piece I want to work on.



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Old 10-08-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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Disconnect the battery
Remove the gas tank

First the side panels.....
Remove the indicator lens's and reflector
Undo the clamp that holds the indicator head to the stem, remove the indicator head - both sides
Remove the plexi screen and the special bolts that secure the side panels the the dash that the screen screws bolt in to.
On the dash at the rear corners - remove the the securing screws that attach the dash to the side panels
On the front/lower face of the side panels - remove the recessed socket head screw - one each side
Look underneath the big hex head bolt (at the front) that attaches the roo bar to the frame support......there is a small screw that holds the two halves of the side panels together - remove it
There is also a small screw that holds the headlight frame the the same frame support - remove that also.
On the left side, from underneath the side panel...unclip the speedo cable from the clip on the side panel
Now, wiggle the two side panels off over the indicator stems and clear
Have a cup of tea, abou half way done

Now the dash........
Underneath the tach and speedo, there are two small nylon nuts that clamp the clocks in place, 4 total - remove them
Disconnect the speedo drive cable
Lift the speedo up a bit and pull out the light in the back of the speedo
From each side cut off every tie-wrap you see - note how the cables were secured - take photo's if possible
Identify the tacho sensor wire and disconnect it from its connector
Remove the tacho light and the tacho
Unscrew the hex bolts that hold the indicator stems to the dash frame
Remove the wires from inside the indicator stems
Identify the cable that runs to the idiot warning light cluster - disconnect
Disconnect the headlight connector

The ignition switch is a bit sneaky!...
Rip off the trim piece around the switch ('on-p-off-ignition') - you will need a new one
With a small electrical flat screw driver unclip the ignition switch - you will need to remove the trim above the get at the little lugs....wiggle the screwdriver down the slots from above, at the same time push down on the switch - it will pop out

Now, unscrew the 4 hex head screws that attach the dash to the rear of the roo bar
Remove the dash and ask...was it worth it?
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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I hate getting in the instrument panel with the white hot heat of a thousand suns. what a PITA.
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:54 PM   #4
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I've had my speedo out a few times. Remove the side fairing by removing the windshield, windshield bolt holders, and screws front/rear. Now you can undo the speedo hub and holding bracket. The speedo light just pulls out.

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:18 PM   #5
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Can you do the same on the right side to get at the tach and remove it?
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
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Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrmondGS
Can you do the same on the right side to get at the tach and remove it?

Thank you for the instructions. Sure it looks like a lot of work. I guess I'll take the short path and see how it goes.

I'll let you know when all it's finish(and hopefully working!).

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:19 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraulein
I hate getting in the instrument panel with the white hot heat of a thousand suns. what a PITA.
BMW's Erector Set mentality really fucks it up here. Sure, it's
nice that the same components work on practically any BMW, but
sometimes it's more hassle than it's worth: the clamp-on fairing
is one of those times.

Once I finally got mine apart, I modified it so that I can remove
it in one piece, with the indicators, screen and speedo cable still in
place. Much less annoying, but took a fair bit of pissing around with
the wiring. I was adding headlight relays anyway, though.

I'd just gotten it all back together and now the speedo cable inner
has broken -- I'm still not sure how it's meant to be routed
to prevent this happening. Here we go again!

I think the bike is likely to go nude some time real soon.



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