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Old Jun 21st 2015, 12:00 PM   #21
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Easy project, youtube has video on headlight fairing removal.Very Very rewarding to replace yourself. Basic tools, patience.20-30 minute job.
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Old Jun 24th 2015, 04:02 PM   #22
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I Ride: 1299S, Multistrada Granturismo, Monster 796 ABS, BMW S1000RR
well my Ducati Performance screen arrived today, the tall tinted version (part# 97180251A)

It is thin, but light and sturdy enough. I doubt it'll flex in the wind, and if it gets hit by a rock, it doesn't matter how thick it is; it'll be scratched and will need replacement anyways.

I installed it without removing any fairings at all. I used:

- two allen wrenches
- superglue
- chopsticks

after undoing the mirrors, I just let them dangle - no need to disconnect the wires. The nose fairings has enough flexibility to lift up and get my fingers on the lowest four wellnuts. If you drop one, which I did, I was able to fish it out using chopsticks. It you're not Asian or well-versed in the ninja art of chopsticks, a thin stick with a ball of 3M double sided tape on the end would have worked as well.

I then retired to the comfort of my air-conditioned home office and proceeded to superglue the wellnuts in place. Maybe I'm not so ninja with superglue, but I wouldn't call the adhesion of the rubber to the plastic "super". Just enough to hold them in place.

I did this solo, but here, the help of a loving wife or obedient and well-disciplined child would help. Two hands to hold the fairing up, and another two to ease the screen into position, at which point you can lower the fairing onto the screen. It's still possible to get fingers under the wellnuts to hold them and make sure they don't pop off; the preglued wellnuts made it so that I didn't have to blindly try to hold them in correct alignment.

I found yet ANOTHER use for superglue - the rubber pads between the front subframe and nose fairing. They kind of look like batman masks. They would NOT stay in place as I fumbled with the mirrors and getting the cable tucked away neatly back under the fairing. So I glued them bitches into place.

Final note: when I undid the mirrors, 2 out of the 4 screws weren't torqued down at all. I took care of that, and now will go see if that helps stop the vibration in the mirrors at highway speeds (probably not but one can hope!)

No removal of nose fairing = WIN
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