gl1200 1987 Main fairing change


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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Postby CharlaineC » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:31 pm



Main fairing removal and replacement
1. Park bike on center stand

2. Place a large blanket onto ground

3. Remove top pocket covers
4. Remove top pockets
5. Remove headlight assembly and front light grill

6. Remove Mirrors, Dash assembly Cover,

7. Unplug the wires in the left hand pocket.

8. Remove the rubber blinds from the left and right side.

9. Remove the left and right wire connection plates

10.
11. Remove Headlight Adjuster knob

12. Remove Seat and backrest

13. Remove the left and right lower Cowling following the steps below

a. Remove ram fin screw

b. Remove side vent screw

c. Carefully remove lower cowling and check for any damage and repair with A.B.S. glue or pure M.E.K

14. On the Left hand side remove the bolt securing the fairing to the frame.

15. On the lower Right side slowly and carefully remove the air lines for the suspension. (Note some oil will blow back from the front lines.) Once the lines are removed undo the three bolts two hold the fairing on and one holds the air lines.

16. Carefully undo the fairing skirt and the bolts the fairing will come down. (It is best to have a helper as it is rather cumbersome to do alone) move the fairing so that you can unplug the main wiring harness from the left hand pocket connector.


17. Place the fairing onto a table and pull out the wiring connectors behind the headlight.

18. Remove the dash assembly by removing the four bolts in the fairing. (Note that you will need a long extension to do this) You can remove the radio harness at the same time.

19. Unplug and remove everything from the left and right pockets. And remove. At the same time remove the fairing vent rubbers and drain tubes at the same time.



Installation is the reverse but make sure you take your tie and clean all of the contacts well.



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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:39 pm

Brings back memories(nightmares) of what I did just to do a good paint job.

Nice pictures...Good job. :)

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Postby pudd750 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:28 am

haha as i was relating to a couple motorcyclists around a campfire how i bought a 1/4" air ratchet to get into the 6 forktube securing allen bolts to install my newer forks one of them said "why didnt you just remove the fairing"?

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:07 am

Was your response "because I'm not Japanese" ??? :D

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Postby CharlaineC » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:51 pm

it really wasnt a hard job but it is best with someone to help you as the fairing is clumbersom




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