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JakeF
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My gauge cluster is shot. I can get a working one off a 1978 R80. It looks the same. Is it the same part as on a 1976 R90S? Would there be any problems with it working?

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JakeF
1956 R69, 1976 R90S, 2008 R1200GS

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When I look up the parts on BobsBMW site the part numbers are different for the two bikes but the schematics and pictures are identical.

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1956 R69, 1976 R90S, 2008 R1200GS

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So the gages are shot or is

So the gages are shot or is it just the central lights that aren't working? There is an LED replacement for the plastic bridge that holds the lights.

As for differences, the '76 has a mechanical tach drive while the '78 has an electronic tach. What about getting things repaired? Terry Vrla is an independent rebuilder of speedometers...probably tachs as well. Other choices would be places like Overseas Speedometer, North Hollywood Speedometer, and Palo Alto Speedometer.

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Got it figured out

After posting I called a local guy who knows the R90S inside and out. The ratio of the gauge cluster I was looking at is wrong. He said he has a working unit that he can sell me or help me figure out if my current cluster is worth going through. At least I now know that the cluster I have is the correct one for the bike. The person who sold me the bike (it was non-op and a mess) told me it came off a different bike and I was concerned it might not be the correct unit but it is. I have already got an overhaul of it priced by Palo Alto Speedometer.

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