Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Are there any "How-to's" for removing the front fairing in as less pieces as possible? I am stripping my 81 GL1100I down for paint and only have the fairing assembly and front fender left. Not sure of right way to remove fairing, and fender is still on due to being lazy...
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Besides the electrical,there 4 bolts in the bottom of the pockets.I think 2 in the front bottom lip too.Can't remember if there there or just on the 1200 tho.
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DCoxson1969 wrote:Are there any "How-to's" for removing the front fairing in as less pieces as possible? I am stripping my 81 GL1100I down for paint and only have the fairing assembly and front fender left. Not sure of right way to remove fairing, and fender is still on due to being lazy...
As Virgilmobile said, remove elctrical connector first, then under front headlight area remove both bolts on each side, then under the pockets on each side are two nuts that screw onto permament bolts inside pocket bottoms. As you remove these nuts the fairing will start to tilt forward, make sure you have a good hold of the fairing befor you remove the last nut at the rear of the fairing. I use a hanger from a rafter, tied to the fairing mirrors to hold it from falling, the fairing weighs about 45Lb's, so be careful. Hope this helps.
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