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Old 08-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Gauge conversion/swap

I have a 98 superhawk and I am looking at converting my gauges to the more feature rich 01-05 gauge cluster. I know I am also going to have to change the wiring harness as well. Does anyone on here know if the 01-05 wiring harness will direct plug and play with the 97-00 Superhawk? Also has anyone one done this conversion? any tips or issues?
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:09 PM
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I dont think its plug n play but it will work if you splice the wires. Do a search for threads since there are a few on this. I did a cbr600rr swap which is a way big step up.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 AM
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Smokinjoe73 I saw your conversion with the cbr600rr gauge cluster. I really like that. How difficult was the swap? What did you do in terms of wiring harness? I know cut and splice was involved but can you give me specifics. I am actually really interested in possibly doing that conversion. As far as difficulty I can handle that. I'm a mechanic by trade and I did time in a custom hotrod and fab shop.
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Its good you have confidence because it was HARD. I was really determined but would not recommend it to the faint of heart.

I had to change the temp sensor (not fan switch) and graft a cbr float unit into the vtr tank. (they are nothing alike).

I have done a ton of plastic welding on bodywork and givi cases so was able to do it. I guess you could also build it from metal but I wanted to stick with stock material. I got the connectors from corsa technic so I can just plug the stocker back in.

You can email me if you want at englatona(at)netero(dot)net. But I am leaving tomorrow for a race wknd in New Hampshire til sun.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the email address. I probably won't be looking at doing this til september octoberish. But I will contact you if I move forward with it. Thanks again.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:01 PM
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I'm actually in the process of doing this same swap to the later gauge cluster. I got a complete wire harness that I plan to swap out but I haven't gone through and checked all the connectors yet. I'm hoping they are all the same. I'm sure I'll be posting on here when I get it done and let you know if it worked or if I had to swap out connectors on the harness.
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Thanks GTS that would be awesome. please keep me updated on your progress.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:57 AM
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If you are doing a straight swap new generation gauges on the older generation bike/harness, there is already an extensive write-up posted... Just read and follow...

And, no... I won't post a link, I'm too lazy, search is your friend...
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:00 PM
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Its not too difficult to do... you need the fuel level sender and coolant temp sender (single wire smaller sensor in the stat housing) and i suggest a newer tank as the fuel level wont be accurate because the float hits a vent tube... i personally like the older ones better after riding with both... the harnesses are the same minus the plugs fot the cluster
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Sweet! Maniac that's exactly the answer I was looking for much thanks.
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I forgot the side stand switch connector is different as well 98-01has 3 wires 01-05 has 2... if you search or use a wireng diagram youll figure out how to make this work...
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Thanks again maniac. I actually ordered a 98-05 shop manual so it should have both wiring schematics in it.
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It does... its downloadable on here somewhere as well...
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