Originally Posted by 09 Triple
And MartinR is that a last gen tach but with only the face of the tach updated to 11? I understand that right?
Yes. Like Jimmy said, only the last batch round headlight bikes of 2010 had a new shape gauge that is plug & play for older 08-10 bikes.
How difficult is that last part of the swap? Does the cover/weather sealing open easily? Or is it a heat and re-glue of operation?
No glue or heat involved. Only screws.
Fiddly part is that you have to remove tacho needle by prying with 2 spoons. It's only a push fit onto the electric motor. On reinstall you probably have to do multiple tries on refitting & checking with power, so that you get needle to sit at zero. It's a bit of an trial & error affair as the motor always moves the needle a hair.
But all in all very easy operation.
Edit. Have a look at this Hayabusa thread, our Triple gauges are by same manufacturer and with similar construction: