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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Tach needle fell off

Rode my '06 F4 to work today and she's been parked for a couple of months. Everything felt fine but it was a hot day for sure and the bike was probably exposed to direct sunlight for a few hours. On my ride back I look down and the darndest thing ..the tach needle is gone 😮 It's sitting at the bottom of the meter.

Now before I go taking it apart, I was trying to find any information on whether the console is serviceable ? Anyone know if I can get to the tach or if it's sealed ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 07:21 AM
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Yes, the dash can be opened up.

To the best of my knowledge, the needle is simply pressed on. There ar folks here who have changed the face of their tach. @R1andrew comes to mind.

Those folks can advise.

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It is not sealed. Just remove the screws on the back and pop it open.

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Thanks guys. You were right. The disassembly was smooth and took about 5 mins including removing the nose fairing.

I was able to fairly easily get to the tach. There was a little semi-circular metallic piece that was also rattling in there with the needle. It seemed to fit in the back of the 'hub' portion for the tach needle and had a hole in it which aligned with the little stubs on the back of the needle. I assumed it was a damping weight and glued it to the back of the hub. Aligning the ~1mm holes was tricky but it's all back together and seems to work. I'll update here if I have issues with it again.

Thanks again
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