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Old 04-19-2018, 08:40 PM
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installing fairing air intake covers - help

Since Spring is taking its good old time to arrive this year, I decided to buy some carbon fiber bits for my bike. I am looking for some help with the install for the air intake covers.

I took off the side fairing and took out 3 screws holding the old fairing but the plastic part would not come off. The younger me would have just kept pulling on it until it broke off but the older wiser me thought I should stop and ask for help.

Do you need to remove the fairing around the head light to get these air intake covers off? Is there another screw holding it in place that can only be reached if you take it all apart.

Has anyone done this swap that can give me some advice.

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Re: installing fairing air intake covers - help

Check this thread out ....
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Re: installing fairing air intake covers - help

I know what you mean about the weather. I rode more in January and February than in March and April to date. It's 90F in England, wish I was there!

I've never replaced those pieces, so no actual advice. But is this illustration helpful? It looks like those covers are well-attached to the front fairing.

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Thank you. I'm glad I asked.
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Re: installing fairing air intake covers - help

Thanks for your help I did it and no extra parts and more importantly nothing broke. Maxdb those pictures really helped and Falconcan it did try a search but wasn't able to find anything thanks for the link to that previous thread.

My bike is looking good for an old gal with 80,000km on the meter. Time to ride.
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Looks gorgeous! Glad you posted the pic.
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That looks sharp
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Thanks for your help I did it and no extra parts and more importantly nothing broke.

Did the front fairing have to come off the bike, or are all the screws accessible once you know where to look?
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Re: installing fairing air intake covers - help

I'm not a big fan of CF just for appearance, but I must admit that the part you installed added to the appearance by making a subtle break in the solid black. Now, I have the urge.
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Re: installing fairing air intake covers - help

Yes the air intakes only come off once you remove the fairing surrounding the headlight. The is one screw you can't get at until you remove all the body parts.
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