I noticed recently that the FJ's instruments were mostly in darkness. They could have been like that for a while because I seldom ride in the dark. They are illuminated by three bulbs and I think that two of them have blown. No probs - replace the bulbs. But…it's not that simple to get to the back of the clocks.
|Something's not right.
|The bulbs are in there somewhere…
…but there's no obvious way of getting to them.
Not from below.
Start by removing the fairing air scoops….
|….and fairing inner panels….
|….to get access to the fairing bolts.
|And the fairing comes off easily.
|The bulbs can be changed without removing the clocks from the fairing
The bike uses wedge type bulbs
The clocks are lit up again (no I didn't take this photo at 1:24am - the clock needs re-set because it was disconnected)
This was less hassle than I was expecting and the FJ, as usual, proved to be fairly easy to maintain.