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post #1 of 11 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 5:12 pm Thread Starter
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How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

Hi,

My lefthandside front speaker doesn't work. Now I just need to know, how can I remove the speaker cover. Or do I have to unscramble the whole dashboard.

Thanks for the information
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post #2 of 11 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 7:33 pm
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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

Yes as it has tabs on the back side.


Better to remove the tupperware and check all connections as often they become a bit corroded and you will loose a speaker that way. A clean up and a light coating of dielectric grease is all that is needed to restore sound. You have to remove both sides and loosen the sting ray (radio module) and slide it back to get to the front speaker connector.

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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

You can´t remove the speaker without basically removing most of the tupperware as well as the screen and, to make things easier, the handlebar plastic covers.

I would suggest that if you do think that it is a malfunctioning or broken speaker, that you purchase one before disassembling the bike. That way you will have the procedure fresh in your mind when assembling it again.

All four speakers are the same.

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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

See attached photo`s of what the dash looks like to get to the speakers.
Not a big problem to get at - just time
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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

Okay,

I cant wait tomorrow to get to the bike. Thank you all for the information!
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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

What fasteners are used to secure handlebar covers. I need to remove mine to be able to put the speaker gill cover back in place. I cannot see what fastener is being used. I don't want to strip them.

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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

3 mm Allen on the handle bar covers. Drape a towel over the opening so you don't drop a screw into the abyss.

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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

John,

Thanks for your help.

I am trying to reassemble my bike after a crash in October that broke the control arms off of the windshield adjustment assembly. I got some new parts and rebuilt the assembly. In order to remove the old assembly, I had to remove the dash/speaker grills and remove the instrument cluster. Now that I am putting this back together with the assembly in place, and the instrument cluster in place, I have an interference fit trying to put the dash/speaker grill back in place. So I thought if I removed the handlebar covers I could lessen the interference.

Any suggestions or old posts on how this goes back together? The correct sequence?

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This is as good as it gets. For the handle bar covers (remember the towel) put the lowers on loosely until you have them aligned then snug them down. Slide the tops on and be careful to not cross thread those M 4 screws.
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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

JZ,
On page 4, #8. Are these screws the same length or different as they appear to be?

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Re: How to remove front speaker cover from the dashboard

They are very different like 1/4 and 1 inch and the long one goes where you would think the short one does.

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