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    installing gp gauges on a raider

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    After searching for a moderately priced replacement, something caught my eye. In a listing for a first generation 1200 gauge cluster, i noticed that the plugs looked awfully familiar. I asked the seller for a close up. They looked identical! So, i won the auction for $125. Got to the lake and started swapping plugs just to test. I had a feeling that there would be unused plugs because the 1200's have a security code, and i figured that i would just let these hang loose and try it.

    First try, nada.
    Then i started pushing buttons. The display read "code" So i started pushing more buttons. After a few try's, i entered AAAA and the display read "start"

    So, i pushed the start button. The engine fired, and the gauge went through a cool little startup sequence. All systems are go!!!!

    Now came the hard part. The 1200 gauge is about 1" wider than the 1100 gauge, but it does fit in the "tunnel" albeit snugly. So i removed the bar pad, and the trim piece under it, and started mocking it up. Traced it with a sharpie, and busted out the dremel with a sanding drum. Soon enough, it drops right in. Next, i had to trim the trim piece to get the factory look. Bolt everything back together, clean up my wiring harness, and go for a ride.

    This was encouraging in 2 ways. Last year i broke the speedo paddle when i beached it. I bought a replacement from the dealer for a gp13 for $25. It actually worked, and when compared to my GPS, it was withing about 1 mph up to 50 or so, then it kicked into dreamo mode. Perfect!

    Next was to compare the tack with my PET. I certainly would not trust it for tuning, it was out by about 100rpm, but good enough for everyday monitoring.

    I guess that the first generation 1200 motors really are identical to the 1100's, just with a bigger bore!

    Total time was about 1 hour and 2 beers.
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    thanks

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    No prob. Took me forever to find it, so I copied it over here. I thought those azzclowns deleted it!

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    I like that gage! my 1200's have it and I just one one on ebay for 100$ haha for my 700 good article Z

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    what year do i need? 98?

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    97-99 gp 1200

    98 xl 1200

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    i think this will be my next addition to my Raider! Good write up

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