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Old 07-11-2018, 10:42 AM
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Plastic lens on Instrument panel removal

Does anyone know how to remove the lens on the instrument panel so it can be polished to remove scratches?
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:01 AM
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Yeah, there are 3 bolts that secure the cluster to the fairing stay. Once it's off, on the backside you'll remove a few gold screws (you didn't say what year your bike was but the cover should come off in a similar manner on either gauge cluster) and the black face/cover piece will come off. Why exactly are you wanting to take it apart to polish the outside face of the lens? I can't imagine the inside is scratched. You can easily clean the outer face of the lens without taking it apart (or even taking it off). Not sure your level of experience polishing things but if you've never done this before start MILD and slowly work your way up.

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Thank-you, I have some scratches on the top side and saw online that a good way to remove scratches is with a buffing wheel?
But, perhaps there is a better way?
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I use this plastic polish on my clocks on the bike, no need to take them off - just use finger and a soft cloth. Great improvement.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Greygate-...s/122080538153
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I dont have scratches on mine but it looks like the PO might have spilled or sprayed something that almost stained my plastic.
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Does anyone know how to remove the lens on the instrument panel so it can be polished to remove scratches?
The lens assembly is removed by taking the three cluster 10mm head screws out, then unplug the harness from the back.. turn cluster over and remove the screws from the back that hold the assembly together.

The clear lens itself does not separate from the black plastic housing, it is glued in place.
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