Join Date: Feb 2012
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Swapping the inner fairing is a fair amount of work . The best tip I can give is to take pics all along the way .
... Cover the front fender and remove the windshield and outer fairing and put them out of the way .
... Remove the passing lamps and put them out of the way .
... Disconnect the radio wiring then remove the radio and put it out of the way .
... Disconnect the throttle and clutch cables from the handlebar perches then pull them thru the front of the inner fairing and let hang .
... Cut the tie straps securing the wiring to the vertical fairing supports , the two black brackets the 4 radio screws bolted to . Remove the remaining bracket screws .
... Remove the 4 bolts that secure the inner fairing to the fork legs .
... Unplug all the wiring harness connectors .
... Move the inner fairing around to loosen it up while spreading the bottom wings and pulling them around the fork legs .
... At this point the fairing should be loose enough to slide up and out , some finesse and wiggling will be required .
... Transfer gauges etc. to the new inner fairing .
... Repeat in reverse order to reinstall the new inner fairing .
... I would suggest using painters tape at critical points so the new paint job doesn't get damaged .
... Hope you've been taking pictures along the way !!!
... If I missed any fine points I'm sure that someone else that's done the procedure will chime in .