Motorcycle Instruments & Gauges   

Having a fine-tuned motorcycle can be fun to ride and look nice in anyone's driveway or garage. However, if you ride long enough, parts like instruments and gauges sometimes fail and need replacing. Although some service should be done by trained mechanics and technicians, there are some of these items that can be replaced by non-professionals who have some knowledge of mechanics. There are many gauges and instruments that are available as replacement parts.   

What type of replacement instruments and gauges are there for motorcycles?   Some of the gauges and instruments that sometimes need replacing on a motorcycle are:   

To ensure compatibility, look for an instrument cluster, which combines instruments like speedometers, clocks and tachometers as one piece, making swapping them out a much simpler process.    

What kinds of tools are needed when replacing motorcycle instruments and gauges?   

There are several essential tools that you should have when tackling a detailed project like changing out motorcycle instruments and gauges. Some of these include:   

  • Needle-nose pliers 
  • Torque wrenches 
  • Allen wrenches 
  • Screwdrivers 
  • Crescent wrenches 
  • Ratchets 
  • Sockets 
  • Socket wrench 
  • Wrenches   

It is a good idea to have several torque wrenches, Allen wrenches, standard wrenches and sockets to cover any eventualities. Many of these tools are available in kits specifically geared for working on motorcycles.