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    K1200S. The secret to removing....

    ... the cover for the licence plate lamp is....?

    My plate light is burned out, I don't see any screws to remove and I'm afraid of breaking off a plastic tab (or two) if I start poking and prodding. So please, 'o gurus of all things wedge-like, enlighten me as to how to get at the bulb. The owner's manual makes no mention of this lamp.

    Thanks in advance!

    PS Here's a slightly out of focus picture of the culprit.
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    Under the seat? Picture from the MAX fiche -
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    Darn, someone beat me to it! I was going to have some fun by suggesting it was accessed through the exhaust header...
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    There's a rumor that a Harley may be entirely rebuilt that way... just a rumor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Darn, someone beat me to it! I was going to have some fun by suggesting it was accessed through the exhaust header...
    I already tried that route. No luck.

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    The Secret Solved

    1. Remove licence plate
    2. Remove 3 screws and remove licence plate and lamp mount
    3. Unplug/remove lamp assembly from back of lamp housing
    4. Remove bulb and replace with new, over-priced one
    5. Assemble in reverse order

    Here's a picture just after I've drawn it through the exhaust pipe and removed the bulb from its holder.

    Thanks for the assist, guys!
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