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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove inner fairing Electra?

Hey, been searching all day, trying to find a good how-to tutorial for removing inner fairing for Electra Glide..( having mine color matched to outer) any suggestions? Dont want to go at it blind if I don't have to.... anyone have this done, or have done it themselves? Pics?

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Do a search on youtube. I have found many helpful videos there.

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Do a search on youtube. I have found many helpful videos there.
Thanks , I think I ended up finding a pretty good write up on the ole interwebs after much looking. Maybe I'll post it after a read thru .
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Windshield screws
Two mids screws each side
Two lower screws each side
Don't take the wind deflector screws off.
Make sure you are holding the fairing after all the screws are out.
Disconnect the headlight connector
Good luck
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^^^^ he seems to be talking about the inner not the outter fairing

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Check your service manual.
Step by step instructions in there.

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+1 on the service manual. Best $60 you'll spend. I just took my outer fairing off for the first time and I'm sure I wouldn't have found the two screws under the lower triple clamps. It's worth the $ to keep from breaking parts and save frustration.

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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 .

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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 .
Perfect, just what I was looking for, not just the instructions, but pointers so as not to trash my ride, thanks guys!
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Just so you new guys know this forum policy on bootleg service manuals . . . .

http://www.harley-davidsonforums.com...r-manuals.html
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