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Hi all. first time poster, long time reader. So I rolled my "09" 420at and the handlebar is toast. It looked easy enough to change myself... until I looked at the dashboard, for lack of a better term. Is there an easy way to get that thing of and on again? Any help would be big. And for the blood and gutts readers... two days in the hospital with a bleeding kidney and weeks of back pain!
thanks in advance, mike in Pa.
 

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Glad you are ok now.... or at least good enough to be worrying about your handlebars now...LOL

Some one will tell you the simplest way.
 

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Dude you are suppose to ride the 4 wheeler not let it ride you!! Glad you are ok now. welcome to the forums
 

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Thanks you guys, yes my pride still herts the worst. Get those digs in now...I'm glad to be upright and ready to get her fixed... Don't want to take it to the dealer and get laughed at some more!!!
 

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Welcome to the forums.
 

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Just had the same thing happen with our TRX420E. I wasn't the lucky one who rolled it though, one of our kids friends but HE was lucky, walked away without a scratch. I have the service manual but couldn't find how to remove the gauge cluster to get to the handlebar clamps so called our dealer and talked to the mechanic. He said there's 2 bolts at the front, and that it WAS in the service manual. Went back and found the proper section in the manual. Not sure where you're located, I'm in Canada and I guess it's different for the CA and US machines. Mine did have 2 bolts which you can see if you look from the front, between the gauge cover and the front fender, there's just enough room to get a 12mm socket and extension in there to remove the 2 nuts. Then the gauge cluster will pull off the studs and tilt, so you can unplug the hose and electrical connector giving you enough room to tilt forward out of your way. Here's the 2 pages from the service manual, click on the link below each pic for the full size photo.


http://faithcottage.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Quads/trx420-gauge-cluster-001/904584588_anf5g-O.jpg


http://faithcottage.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Quads/trx420-gauge-cluster-002/904584617_PT4Xh-O.jpg

PS Here's what mine looks like, post crash

 

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thanks bross.

Wow.. thats some damage there!! Very glad the kids OK. thanks again for the help, I was thinking that was the way to go. Little scared to just start pulling things off. Now I'll give it a try!
Mike in Pa.
 

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Thanks you guys, yes my pride still herts the worst. Get those digs in now...I'm glad to be upright and ready to get her fixed... Don't want to take it to the dealer and get laughed at some more!!!
What dealer were you at that they laughed at you??

PS - thanks for the pages of the manual - I rolled my '07 420FE on Sunday and need to replace the bars too!
 

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Shadetree, where ya at, I'm kicked back and waiting to see your comment because when not highly educational, the others are quite entertaining.
Tarbender, glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, there's a link to the service manuals in my signature if you need one so you have your own. (for next time, yuk, yuk :ROFLMAO: )
 

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he was asking a question to fix his machine but all he got was a bunch of bullshit. How do u take the insterment cover on a 2010 420 rancher. If u don't know how please shut up!
This looks like the pot and kettle story. Anyhow awesome 1st post!

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