How To Remove A Motorcycle Speedometer For Repair?

This page was last updated on 11-Dec-2023 03:22pm , By Saleh

The motorcycle speedometer is an essential component and is considered an important street-legal feature of a motorcycle. The motorcycle speedometer generally provides riders with essential information about their speed and the distance covered. However, like any other mechanical component, it can also malfunction or become inaccurate over time, and require repair or replacement. Consequently, here we will instruct you on how to remove a motorcycle speedometer for repair. Let's get started.

 

How To Remove A Motorcycle Speedometer For Repair?

Modern motorcycle speedometers not only allow the riders to monitor their speed while on the road or the distance covered, but they also display a lot of necessary information that helps in riding. Thus, these days, speedometers have become very essential and supportive devices in terms of safer riding and need quick repair or replacement when they get out of order. So here, we have some methods following which you can safely remove the speedometer from your motorcycle for repair.

Before you begin the task, gather the necessary tools to work on your motorcycle's front assembly, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, cotton rags, etc. Furthermore, for your safety, don't forget to wear safety goggles and protective gloves on your hands. Then, select a well-ventilated workplace with enough airflow and proper illumination facilities. In the meantime, go through the owner's or service manual to get the disassembling information for the front panel of your motorcycle.

Disconnect The Battery First

At the beginning of the work, you should first disconnect the motorcycle's battery to avoid electrical hazards and ensure safety during the process. The battery is typically mounted under the seat or inside a side panel. Locate it and use an appropriate wrench or screwdriver to loosen the terminal connections. Disconnect the negative terminal first, followed by the positive terminal.

Remove The Motorcycle's Inner Front Panels

To locate the speedometer, first, you need to remove the inner front panels surrounding the speedometer of your motorcycle. Depending on your motorcycle model, you may also need to remove outer panels or fairings to access the speedometer easily. Use the appropriate screwdriver or wrench to remove the screws or bolts holding the panels in place. Take note of their placement and store them in a safe place to avoid losing any parts.

Locate The Root And Disconnect The Speedometer Cables

The speedometer of a motorcycle is usually positioned on the motorcycle's dashboard or instrument cluster housing. Once the inner and outer panels are removed, you will have a clear view of the speedometer unit. Locate the root of the speedometer where it is mounted on the panel and find the cable and wire connections behind the unit.

Gently disconnect the speedometer cables, wires, any clips, or retaining mechanisms that secure the cables in place, and then remove the speedometer from the panel. The speedometer might be held in place by screws, bolts, or clips. Physically remove the speedometer from its mounting, use the appropriate tools to release these fasteners, and carefully lift the speedometer away from its mount.

Once you have the speedometer free from the instrument cluster, you are done with removing the unit from your motorcycle for repair or further replacement. Therefore, thoroughly inspect it for any visible damage or signs of wear. Check for broken or loose components, damaged wires, or water intrusion. Make a note of your observations for reference during the repair process and take the speedometer to a qualified motorcycle mechanic or an authorized service center. That's it.

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