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Its seems no-one has done a "How to Guide" for this and as I have the pics available I'll put one together. If you have any technical comments please add them as I have no idea with electrics.

If I can do this mod.... Anyone can :O

Firstly... find the 12v LED's I got mine from Hafords in the UK, but have since found them on ebay for around the same price.

The 12v LED's I got came with two rows of 9 LED approximately 20+ cm long attached to a cigarette lighter plug.



I checked they worked before doing anything ;)



And in the dark, to see how bright they would be.... :thumbup all good.



On with the Job....:devious

Before I get started let me just explain something;

Duing this mod I had trouble getting the needles back on and in the right place.... SO before you attempt this mod.

Warm your bike up, place it up on a rear paddock stand, while the bike is at operating temp note where your Rpm needle is reading, put the bike in 1st gear and let it idle in gear and note the speed too.

This will help you later when you refit it back together :thumbup
 

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This was carried out on my TLS but the TLR can't be much different :O



Firstly remove the screen



then the cover



Unplug the clocks

 

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Undo the screws holding the inrtument cover



remove the front cover



undo the 4 nuts holding the intrument housing in place.

 

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Remove the housing from the bike



Turn the housing over and remove the 7 screws



Remover the rear cover and carefully remove the internal intrument cluster.

 

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I didn't know if the faces would get scratched so I covered the faces with electrical tape



Using two spoons lever the needles off the dial faces

 

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Remove the two little screws in the clock face and remove the clock faces themselves



Housing with clock faces removed



I test fitted the LED strip into the intrument cluster, to seel how best to fit them and route the wires. The wires route through the hole where the OEM backlight bulbs are removed from.

 

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Remove the sticky backing and fit the LED strip into the intrument cluster.



LED's in and wires through the holes



Clock faces test fitted to see if the LED shone through OK.

 

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Plug them back into the power source and test the lights.



Cut the wires to the length you require



Solder wires directly to the circuit board

 

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Plug them into the bike to make sure they work on the bike too



Turn ignition and lights on.



All is going well...so far

 

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Remove cluster and go and fit the clock faces



I painted the needles too, with model paint :devious

 

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Now this is where noting down the information earlier will help, before you put everything back on the bike fit the housing to the bike and check where your needles are pointing. Exactly the same way as you did earlier.
I found the rpm needle was easier to fit with the bike idling, just gently put the needle on make sure it reads ok then push it on, not too hard though.

The speedo was a little more tricky, you have to try and fit it to where it was before. I did this as follows;

With the bike turned off gently fit the needle on and turn the needle anti-clockwise past the 0mph stop.
Then turn the ignition on making sure the needle passes over the 0mph stop.
push the needle on a little more firmly
turn the bike off, then back on again.

The needle should now sit at the 0mph stop with spring pressure applied.

Run the bike and see if it reads the same as before.

If it does GREAT :thumbup Chances are its not, and you'll have to repeat the process again, with either more or less anti-clockwise pressure to correct the difference.

When your happy is back where it should be and reading correct you can carry on :laugh
 

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Refit the cover



refit the screen



Stand back and admire your new LED backlit clocks

 

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There are probably other ways to fit the needles, and I just did it the way I figured would work as I don't know any other methods. I wasn't too fussed if they were a fair way out either as I planned on fitting a speedo healer anyway as I plan on changing the rear sprocket for a larger one.

So whislt at the dyno I check me speed, and at 30mph (dyno) my clock were reading 35mph. at 50mph (dyno) my clocks read 60mph and at 100mph (dyno) my clocks read 120mph.

I know they read over, but they will be corrected.... this was because I DIDN'T check my readings before I took the bike apart :banghead

Good luck :thumbup
 

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very usefull, think i might do this. Blue looks really nice and alot more clearer than stock.
Thanks Chris :hail
 

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good job dude.
 

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well done chris :hail
 

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what's the standard bulb fitting for the clocks???
 

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Good job.

(Just one thing with correcting the needle error with a speedo healer, your ODO will be out and will not be able to be corrected).
 
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