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post #1 of 9 Old 03-15-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Trip odometer screw

So is there some trick, like right hand threads or ??? I don't want to totally strip out the phillips head that hold the trip knob into the speedo. Doesn't seem to want to come out and seems somewhat fragile if you know what I mean.

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John, if you completely stripped the screw I don't know of a simple repair. What was the easy fix you were attempting to do?

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Just trying to get the screw out! I held the knob tightly and used a #1 Philips, wouldn't budge. So I tried seeing if it was right hand thread, nothing, seems tight in that direction. I can drill it out as I have a precision tiny drillpress that I use for work here at home but heck a fine pitch screw that small should have come right out!!! The simple repair was I need a new housing/lens as my speedo lens was cracked when I bought the bike so I bought a whole assembly. I was going to "simply" replace the housing on mine and another list member wanted the speedo drive, but I can't even get the case off until that stupid trip knob comes off. As I am now calm,......(drinks a sip of Dickel, oh that's another thread), I will look at it again tomorrow and probably end up drilling it out very carefully on the press. Too bad you can't use air tools on a plastic instrument cluster.

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Well I gave up on the odometer knob, tried Philips, #1, #00, and #000. Took it down to the local independent HD shop and the old guy with the long gray beard couldn't get it out either. Drove around the corner to the Kawasaki shop and the mechanic there drilled out the screw head, so it's off now! By the way, there is loctite on this screw for gawd knows what reason as it self tightens when you reset the trip! Now if I can get the one off of my own cluster I should have a non-busted up flavor.

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Well I gave up on the odometer knob, tried Philips, #1, #00, and #000. Took it down to the local independent HD shop and the old guy with the long gray beard couldn't get it out either. Drove around the corner to the Kawasaki shop and the mechanic there drilled out the screw head, so it's off now! By the way, there is loctite on this screw for gawd knows what reason as it self tightens when you reset the trip! Now if I can get the one off of my own cluster I should have a non-busted up flavor.

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If it is red Loctite it most likely was from the factory. Maybe a vibration point.

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The screws require a J.I.S. (Japanese Industry Standard) screwdriver. American screwdrivers will strip them out most of the time. I have found that Japanese oem toolkit screwdrivers work pretty well if you can find some.

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The screws require a J.I.S. (Japanese Industry Standard) screwdriver. American screwdrivers will strip them out most of the time. I have found that Japanese oem toolkit screwdrivers work pretty well if you can find some.
Good to know. Thanks.

Where does one find JIS tools?

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Google it ...amazon.com has some small ones like those needed for knobs and such...
I ordered a set from an r/c place called Central Hobbies...I haven't received them yet.

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Hmmm, that figures. The loctite-like material is actually green in color so probably something locally sourced when built. I'll see if I can find one of those JIS screwdrivers before I take apart the other housing for the swap out of guts.

Thanks, so frustrating, you would think it shouldn't be this hard!

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