progress and then stuck again
I was able to remove the meter panel, in hindsight it was not hard to do.
Actually the Fred H dvd #15 showed how to do this.
But now I am stuck again.
The next step is to remove the handlebar center cover.
However the 2 phillips head screws holding the cover in place are directly underneath a bracket used to secure the instrument panel. The kuryakyn instuctions appear to show a wing model without the navigation system. The nav system panel is larger and obscures these 2 screws ever more than the non nav unit.
I tried to insert a normal phillips head screwdriver onto the heads but the angle of incident is too high and I will likely strip the heads if I attempt this.
Next I tried an offset driver and was able to barely insert the driver into the head. But I was unable to rotate the driver at all.
Then I actually drove the bike, minus the meter panel, to my dealer and asked if the goldwing mechanic would look at it. He also failed to extract the screws. He said we would have to experiment with various levels of further disassembly in order to get to these screws.
At this point I am stuck again and will probably reinstall the meter panel and maybe try again at a later date.
If anyone has installed risers on the 2006+ wing model with NAV unit, I would like to hear how you get access to these 2 screws holding the handlebar center cover.