Reply To: Fuel Tank Fairing / Cover Removal


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Avatarelpedro
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Ok, I figured it out:

6. Once you have all the hardware and components in steps 1-5 above removed, it’s just a matter of carefully uncoupling a series of clips along the top seam of the two fairings. Start at the front where you removed the U-shaped black plastic cover and 2 bolts and gently, GENTLY!, pull the 2 fairing halves apart until they slightly unseat from their alignment. The right side cover must be removed first. Start by pulling up the right side edge of the fairing around around the fuel filler hole, this takes a little bit of fingertip effort, but shouldn’t require any tools. Once the right side fairing is mostly lifted up around the right side of the filler hole, hold it with you right hand and use your left hand to grab the rear “point” of the fairing (where the yellow bulkhead used to be) and gently wiggle the whole thing until it releases and hinges down on the big underside hook. Reach under the tank, using  both hands to release that big hook and the whole right side cover will come off into your hands. It should look like the photo below:

Tank fairing cover removal half

7. To remove the left side cover, start at the filler hole again. Gently begin releasing the snap tabs around the perimeter of the fairing ring (see them circled in red below) until it’s mostly raised up around the right side of the filler hole. Holding the right side of the ring slightly (and gently) flexed up with your left hand, use your right hand to grab the rear pointed end of the fairing and wiggle the whole thing until it released and hinges down on the big underside hook. Reach below with both hands to release the hook and you should have both halves of the fairing now removed.