Removing front fairing 83 1100


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Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby moneypit » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:24 pm



Is there a DIY on removing the fairing on the Moneypit...



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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:10 pm

note sure..but remove the lowers..three bolts, unplug the electrical left side inside fairing, look along the front bottom of the fairing there five/six round bolt headers remove all of them, then on each side toward the rear there are two nuts holding the rears to the mounting frame..I think that's it..
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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby moneypit » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:37 pm

thanx RBGERSON ............

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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby k1w1t1m » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:26 pm

It's been a few years since I had my 1100 but if it has the radio and everything expect it to be pretty heavy and ungainly.

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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:35 pm

k1w1t1m wrote:It's been a few years since I had my 1100 but if it has the radio and everything expect it to be pretty heavy and ungainly.


That's right, if you don't have a couple people to help you lift it off, you might want to rig a hoist from an overhead garage door or something.

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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby Oldbear » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:40 am

And put out a swear jar... it will help keep the "money pit" on the road.

On a helpful note. Have your helper take pictures as you disassemble, take notes, mark and tag things - it sucks to get 3/4 through step 42 and realize you have a part that needed to go on in step two...
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby WINGER3 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:27 am

WingAdmin wrote:
k1w1t1m wrote:It's been a few years since I had my 1100 but if it has the radio and everything expect it to be pretty heavy and ungainly.


That's right, if you don't have a couple people to help you lift it off, you might want to rig a hoist from an overhead garage door or something.

I used a long tie down with rubber covering the hooks, draped it over a rafter, tilted the mirror's up and put the hooks on the stem of the mirror's and sinched up the tie down to hold the fairing. After I removed all the frame nut's, I then hoisted it up to clear the frame and rolled the bike back and lowered it to my rolling work bench. The 1100 mirror's where fine and that was my Aspencade w/radio & CB still in it, the fairing weight is about 50lb. complete. Hope this helps.
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Re: Removing front fairing 83 1100

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:43 am

I use the rachet straps over a rafter. I put the hook and attach where the turn signals come out of the fairing.




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