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Old Mar 14th 2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Headlight Fairing Replacement Difficult?

I was wondering how difficult it is to replace the headlight fairing. I looked at the parts diagram here but not much help. Thanks-

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Old Mar 14th 2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by AlohaMark View Post
I was wondering how difficult it is to replace the headlight fairing. I looked at the parts diagram here but not much help. Thanks-

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It'll suck, but just take your time and you'll probably be good. I never had to do it, but just go in cautiously and have a bolt/part bowl or something.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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There are some tips/videos here somewhere related to the side and front fairing removal. There is a "hidden" pin/plug or two (or three), one centrally located at the headlight area that require attention.

Best success and take some pics while you're at it!
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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I took mine off to change out the coolant (you don't really need to do it for that).

Lots of fasteners and plastic tabs (the owner's manual doesn't illustrate all the fasteners involved so be sure to take off the inboard areas in front of the radiator.

You have to pull the side fairings too, it's absolutely not hard, key is to not rush it, take your time
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Thanks for the replies. Now if I can just find some patience
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For a Ducati, its a pretty easy job.

I did it to fit my GPS.

Remove in this order:
1) mirrors - easy
2) lower fairings - easy
3) key guard - easy
4) air conveyors - medium
3) upper fairings - easy, but medium to refit without breaking tabs

Then remove the two main bolts, one each side and if memory serves, it'll just wiggle off, as you pull free some rubber location pegs above the headlight assembly.
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For a Ducati, its a pretty easy job.

I did it to fit my GPS.

Remove in this order:
1) mirrors - easy
2) lower fairings - easy
3) key guard - easy
4) air conveyors - medium
3) upper fairings - easy, but medium to refit without breaking tabs

Then remove the two main bolts, one each side and if memory serves, it'll just wiggle off, as you pull free some rubber location pegs above the headlight assembly.
Thanks now I'm wondering if i should stash anything in there while I have it off. Maybe xenon lights.
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 01:26 AM   #8
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Thanks now I'm wondering if i should stash anything in there while I have it off. Maybe xenon lights.
Maybe a laser/radar jammer
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 01:37 PM   #9
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I'm with Xbox on that! Hahaha. I'm in the process of getting a new front fairing as mine was damaged when I bought it. Minor, small issue with the decal when they installed the windscreen. Looked intimidating but I don't think it's too bad.

FYI: the two lower mount bolts for the windscreen have anchor nuts that will fall behind your GPS when/if you remove them. I found that out the hard way!! Good luck.
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Old Jun 20th 2013, 04:39 AM   #10
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Coolant Replacement - Front Fairing Removal?

[QUOTE=zvez;60215]I took mine off to change out the coolant (you don't really need to do it for that).

Not a recent post but would like to confirm that you do not have to remove the front fairing to replace the coolant. Haven't attempted this yet but will need to for the track. The rad fill cap seems almost flush with the base of the fairing. Tech that performed the first service claimed fairing had to be removed. If this can be avoided that would be great.
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