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post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2007, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Loose instrument cluster

My 07 KLR is just shy of 650 miles. Yesterday I noticed that the instrument cluster is loose (especially visible around the ignition). I pulled the fairing off, and checked that all the bolts holding the cluster on were tight, and did notice that the bracket for the whole thing is rather flimsy. Anybody else have this issue, or any homebrew ways they have fixed it? Also while I had the fairing off, I noticed that the wires running to the headlight also had a second set of wires with bullet plugs on them that were not connected to anything? All the lights and signals work, so these appear to be left unconnected by the good folks at Kawasaki? Any idea what they are for?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-14-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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City Light

Answered part of my own question! The two loose leads in the headlight fairing are for a city light (apparently an accessory on the European model) Still interested in knowing if anyone has any suggestions for the loose instrument cluster.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-14-2007, 06:18 PM
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Mines been loose since I bought it, just thought was built like that to absorb some of the abuse and vibrations these things have and go thru. haven't really tried to firm it up.

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Yes, the cluster is loose to isolate it from the vibrations.

The one item to check for sure is the speedo connection behind the cluster. I would hear about them rattling their way loose and sure enough mine did also. Don't think their is anything dangerous that can happen if it comes out, mine just drooped over so far and stopped. Took some vice grips and snugged it up this time, but not overtightened.

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Yes, the cluster is loose to isolate it from the vibrations.

The one item to check for sure is the speedo connection behind the cluster. I would hear about them rattling their way loose and sure enough mine did also. Don't think their is anything dangerous that can happen if it comes out, mine just drooped over so far and stopped. Took some vice grips and snugged it up this time, but overtightened.
I found out my speedo connection at the front wheel was bad loose too, it had leaked quite a bit of grease out onto the housing. Noticed it when we were putting on my new front fender.

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