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Question Removing Gauges From the Stock Housing

Hey guys. I recently laid my bike down so now I'm doing a full overhaul on it. Part of my plans include making a smaller, more refined gauge cluster by putting the stock ones in a new housing. However, I am having trouble getting them out. After removing all the screws I am stuck with the trip meter reset knob still holding them in there. I still want to salvage the knob but I cant figure out how to get it off and I dont want to destroy it. If anyone knows of a way, I would appreciate it. Pic unrelated, Me and my friends bikes
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2-14-2017, 5:50 PM
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Did you take the three nuts off from underneath? Edit: That knob doesn't hold the cluster in place, it doesn't need to come off.

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Yes, already pulled the nuts off. Now I'm down to the white back panel. I need to separate that panel from the black housing. I have the white back panel completely free besides the reset knob sticking through.
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Alright, if your trying to get each individual gauge removed from the cluster, I don't know how you would go about that. Good luck with it.

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is it a gen 1 or 2 I'm not aware the gen1 has removable clocks. the gen 2 however does. once the gauge cluster is separated from the front face the only thing holding the clocks is the wires [and the screws that hold them] the temp gauge just lifts out there are two screws holding the speedo in place and the rev counter sort of twists to clear the housing.
the main problem with changing the housing for something smaller is the central trip is attached to the speedo unless separated from the main unit and not used it is hard to imagine the new improved version being any smaller than stock.
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I do fairing repairs.
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