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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2007, 11:38 am Thread Starter
 
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Hey Folks. I just picked up a mint condition (14,000 original miles) 1998 K1200RS.
My question is, how many backlights are in the speedo? It looks like 2 to me and the one lighting the left side of the guage looks to be out. If this is normal, you guys with the know will save me a lot of trouble to find out for myself. Do any of you have any sugestion on a good shop manual for this model? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2007, 12:45 pm
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Here you go!

As far as a shop manual goes, a lot of members use the Clymer manual.

This attachment is from the factory CD. They can be had on eBay for as little as $0.99 plus $5.00 shipping. My manual cost a lot more than that price.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...147019801&rd=1
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I'm not sure if the instrument cluster is the same for a 98 and an 03. But I recall 5 lights that luminate the gauges. There are a couple posts that discuss changing these lights with colored LEDS

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showth...ght=instrument

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2007, 8:42 pm
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I'm not sure if the instrument cluster is the same for a 98 and an 03. But I recall 5 lights that luminate the gauges. There are a couple posts that discuss changing these lights with colored LEDS

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showth...ght=instrument

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You are correct. There are slight differences between the early and later Gen1 RS/GT's. And the later one does indeed have 5 general illumination lamps.

Here are both dash clusters for you to compare. The '98-'01 on the left and '02-'04 on the right.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2007, 9:26 am Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys. From the photos it looks like ther is just 1 blub for the speedo. I'll be picking up a Clymer book.....

Be safe out there....
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