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Offline McSack

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CRF1000L remove rear fairing
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:44:03 pm »
I need to get mine off for some repairs . WTF was the Honda designer smoking?  :o  There is just no way to judge where easy-to-break plastic tabs and pins are
Anyone removed theirs without breaking things?
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Offline funky_munky

Re: CRF1000L remove rear fairing
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 05:50:34 pm »
I reckon this goes for the entire AT fairing. aesthetically it looks all nice and smooth, but underneath it is a massive headache. it would be so much easier for a couple of well concealed bolts to hold everything together. suppose then people would complain about the bolts falling out..... ;D
 

Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: CRF1000L remove rear fairing
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 02:24:42 am »
Not sure where I saw it on YouTube but it was a Givi Panniers installation that required a total rear end disassembly to put the carrier rack on. It was a very informative vid by the Givi guy and I remember thinking that if I ever needed to remove it all this was the vid to watch.
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Re: CRF1000L remove rear fairing
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 04:14:57 pm »
All I can say is one needs to be brave ...very brave   :pale:

Found the fairings removal page from workshop manual published online . Plastic still sounded like it was breaking in a 100 different places when I took it off as per instruction.
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