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post #1 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Help! burned out speedo light

I was leaving the house last night and when I turned on my bike, the speedo wouldn't light up. The tachometer still lights up fine, as well as all other lights on the bike. What should I do??

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 09:16 AM
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Change the bulb.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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im guessing that is easy to do. can i just get a bulb at my local auto store?

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 11:06 AM
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yeah it should be a standard style of bulb. it is kind of a pain to get to as you have to remove the gauge cluster and and the back of the cluster to get to the bulb. Get your service manual and read it!

http://teamlosi.andrevas.net/pics/ri...ice_Manual.pdf

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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Unless you run into an unexpected issue, it's a 30 to 45 minute job (tops). I had to pull my gauge cluster last month when a dead battery made my tach flip over the top, and then got jammed on the temp gauge.

Pull the headlamp bucket apart, disconnnect/remove the speedo/tach wiring, remove the cluster brackets, unbolt the cluster, and then do the fine work at your kitchen table. Two (?) screws get the back plate off, another bunch let you pull the speedo/tach board, and you'll be able to see the bulb housing to pull it and get the correct replacement.

FYI - other posts on here have talked about replacing stock bulbs with different colors or LED's. Check it out if you want something different. As always, good luck...


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post #6 of 10 Old 09-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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I think Srs006 put it in confusing words.

It so simple. I had a Speedo bulb out when I got the bike.


Take whatever you need off to get to the Inside of the gauges. I found dropping the headlight made it much easier to access some small screws. I did the replacement at the bike.

You don't need to remove anything further then the back plastic of the gauges.


The bulbs sits in their spots. Pull it out, remove, replace.
Red LEDs look good!

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-07-2012, 12:50 PM
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...leave it to me to overthink things.

Sorry if I caused any confusion.

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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no worries The light came back on anyway... I am not sure if this is possibly a short somewhere or if the bulb was loose or if it's on the edge of going out.

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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Probably on the edge of going out.

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post #10 of 10 Old 09-12-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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anyone have the size of the bulb off hand? Or can I replace it with something a little better?

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