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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2009, 1:33 pm Thread Starter
 
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K1200GT Dashboard removal

Hi, who can help me?
I want to take off the dasboard plastic cover. I took out the two screws on top and pulled the plastic. It is now stuck in a middle possition. How can I remove it and install it again?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2009, 2:07 pm
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2009, 3:58 pm
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2 tabs on the bottom

Maybe I can help. I've got every single piece of tupperware off right now, so I shot some pictures for you.

There are 2 tabs on the bottom. The one on the right is at about 5:30 and the one on the left is at about 6:30. Reach underneath the mask and you should feel them. Pull them down slightly and they should then retract from the slots that hold them in.

http://www.occidental72.org/BMW/Dashboard/Tabs on Bottom.jpg
http://www.occidental72.org/BMW/Dashboard/Cover on Dash.jpg
http://www.occidental72.org/BMW/Dashboard/Cover location.jpg

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2009, 4:32 pm
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Rainman: I was going to ask why you had the bike stripped down. Then I noticed you live in WA. I'm guessing there isn't much else to do with motorcycle around there at this time of the year.

When in doubt, apply more throttle.
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DrD,

You'd be wrong about not much to do. We can usually ride 90% time in this part of the country. As a mitter of fact, the Harley is going for a ride right now. Temperture in the high 30s - 40s today. No rain. No ice. No snow on the ground. A little sand from previous freezing temps in some places.

The beemer is stripped down to be repainted from some scapes and scratches, and to add some electrical accessories (PIAA 1100X lights on the mirror stems mounts, Autoswitch to run them, Autocom and some more rear power wires from a fuse panel on top of the battery. Wish it was all together right now, but having multiple bikes available solves that delimea.

Have a good holiday weekend.
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Many thanks to all helpers!
It worked fine and I got it as it should be.

Have a nice day!
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Quote:
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Have a good holiday weekend.
I am glad to hear I was wrong! Enjoy your riding this weekend as I will.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2014, 1:04 pm
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Question Releasing the instrument cover clips

I've removed the two plastic screws at the top of the plastic rings around the speedo and tach, I see that there are two clips that hold the bottom in. I found the slots that they slide in through. My question is, how do I get those clips to release without breaking something?
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You can reach the clips with your fingers from the bottom. They are thin plastic. Use no tools for leverage! Press one up and it will release, pull the plastic cover out slightly on that side. Repeat other side. Don't force it. $143 to replace.

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