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B11 Dash disassembly

Discussion in 'CARC' started by Rafael, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Rafael

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    Has anyone taken a dashboard apart for any reason? I have a defective one and a functioning one with a damaged housing and would like to swap the housings between them. Got the trim off and the crystal screws so far but the crystal doesn't come loose.

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    Can you read the attached PDF?
    I'm not sure who I got this from.
     

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    Hi Rafael, I have a faulty, completely disassembled Breva 1100 dash, it was given to me by James Betres a while ago for interest sake. Your welcome to it to see how it put together.
    Kevin
     
  4. Rafael

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    Thanks for the offer Kev, but fortunately my buddy has a defective one too. So, if I smash mine up I have a spare shell.

    Thanks for the pdf instructional Bisbo. Quite helpful. I guess the crystal is suppose to fall off after the screws are removed because it makes no special mention of pulling it off. So, it must be stuck to a gasket. I may try a bit of alcohol to disbond them
     
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    Hey thanks Robert, looks like you pried it off with a pocket knife, I tried a 90 degree angle tool but was afraid of the crystal cracking. I'll try again.

    I don't have a pristine italian bike in my living room just a dash on my dining room table. :wasntme: Lucky I guess, the wife gives me some slack.
     
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    Rafael,

    fine blade is the trick or fine flat screw driver. Start at the and start at the bottom where the LCD is for the chrome trim. When you get to the lense, start at the top of the arc where the warning lights are, thats where the tab is. For both applications push the handle away from the dash so that the pointy end of the knife goes in towards the dash. The tabs are attached to what you are removing.

    Be patient and work slowly as the plastic is delicate.

    edit: when lifting the lense, be careful, mine had silicone on it. The seal will break but lift & hold is the trick while working your way around. Yo will hear & feel the silicone letting go bit by bit. This is where the most patience is required and 2 knives.

    regards

    Robert
     
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    Thanks again Robert. Got the lens off - finally. I tried a 90 degree angled poker but no luck. Since I have another spare junk dash I thought I'd risk the lens and just pry it off with a flat screw driver. Today I was going though my junk mail box and found the notification for your last post. So, luckily I used the right technique. Now to remove the needles. If I can get the dash to work this bike will see the road again. I don't want to put a lot of money into it since it would have a Salvaged Title.

    Any suggestions on pulling the needle off? Think I might try some string.
     
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    Rafael,

    in-case you didn't go through the entire post, be careful taking the needles off. Don't just pull them as that's how my speedo drama started. Twist and pull against the stops. The stepper motors have stops internally, so be gentle and you'll be right.

    To adjust them correctly on re-assembly, put them on lightly, and plug the dash in, them ignition on/off, on/off etc and use the internal stepper motor stops as a guide. Once they're adjusted correctly, push them on and finish re-assembly.

    Ensure the dash face and glass are spotless otherwise like me, you'll be stripping it down again for that annoying fingerprint or dust speck.

    Robert
     
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    Robert,

    Thanks again. I was going to read the other thread but you've saved me the effort. I have some cotton white gloves - may help keep the finger prints of the face. Probably a good idea to reseal the unit on a low humidity day or in a low humidity room too. Maybe I'll get this done this weekend...

    Ride safe,
     

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