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    Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 21:22
Before I get put up against the wall and shot.....

I have some "issues" shall we say with my LM2's dash ....now, I have the plastic bits for an LM1 dash and a full Stucchi fairing so not really going for the LM1 look.  I really do prefer the relatively simplistic look of the LM1 , how much of a pain is it to convert to the LM1 instrument panel?
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Originally posted by Zambuck Zambuck wrote:

Before I get put up against the wall and shot.....

I have some "issues" shall we say with my LM2's dash ....now, I have the plastic bits for an LM1 dash and a full Stucchi fairing so not really going for the LM1 look.  I really do prefer the relatively simplistic look of the LM1 , how much of a pain is it to convert to the LM1 instrument panel?


The early LM2 dash is fairly easy, the later LM2 is a little harder, as it has a pcb though it doesn't make it hard, just a little more wiring, the pcb is just there to simplify the wiring for manufacture,

Effectively you just remove the clock and volt gauge, and fit the warning lights into the new dash,
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Originally posted by Ianboydsnr Ianboydsnr wrote:

Originally posted by Zambuck Zambuck wrote:

Before I get put up against the wall and shot.....

I have some "issues" shall we say with my LM2's dash ....now, I have the plastic bits for an LM1 dash and a full Stucchi fairing so not really going for the LM1 look.  I really do prefer the relatively simplistic look of the LM1 , how much of a pain is it to convert to the LM1 instrument panel?


The early LM2 dash is fairly easy, the later LM2 is a little harder, as it has a pcb though it doesn't make it hard, just a little more wiring, the pcb is just there to simplify the wiring for manufacture,

Effectively you just remove the clock and volt gauge, and fit the warning lights into the new dash,


Thanks for that. It is the PCB type. Glad to hear its not too complicated to rewire . Going to get stuck into it this weekend as have the headlight relay etc to do as well. May as well do it all at the same time.
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I've has the LM2 and the Spada panels, virtually identical 'cept the only difference being the embossed legend on the rubber 'apron' ("SP" or "Le Mans"); the PCB is only used to hold the dash lamps. Bulbs are wedge type which plug into plastic carriers which in turn fix into the board using a bayonet type connection.

Google searches show me LM1 dash virtually identical to early T3 et al, these do not have PCB AFAIK so the arrangement of bulbs will be quite different. I'm guessing individually wired, but not sure, also not sure that they're the wedge type either.

What I found was the special complication with LM2/Spada dash was the two edge connectors that connect the actual wiring to the PCB, these can be a right PITA if corroded and manky. All in all, a quite complcated way of merely connecting up a few measly dashboard bulbs, with many chances of failing connections.

The LM2 dash that I had, was 2nd hand and I 'reconditioned', quite a bit of work was required, all the wiring harness and connectors were in such a terrible state of corrosion was junked as useless scrap, ditto the bulbs and bayonet holder thingies, all had to be replaced with new. Wires were soldered direct to the PCB.

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