Fairing Help!


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Fairing Help!

Postby Wingman80 » Wed May 25, 2016 9:48 pm



Hello all,
I'm new to this forum. I have a 1980 GL 1100 standard (Naked) and I just bought a used complete fairing that came off of a 1983 GL1100I. Everything is going pretty smooth with the exception of the lower fairing (side covers). The part the goes over the highway bars is getting cought up and it looks like it would be a good fit if I shaved the fin that goes inside the highway bars down. Has anyone run into this before? Should the 83 lower fairing fit a 1980. Also I was wondering if I need to remove the Radiator shrouds (dams), or if the lower fairing is supposed to go over, or behind them. Thanks in advance! I will post pics momentarily. :( :(



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Re: Fairing Help!

Postby Wingman80 » Wed May 25, 2016 10:30 pm

So I figured out the clearance issue with the lower fin, but now I'm still confused about the stock radiator dams. It doesn't seem to be lining up with them installed. Should I remove them? Or does the lower fairing go over the dams?

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Re: Fairing Help!

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 25, 2016 10:36 pm

You might want to look here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=100

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Re: Fairing Help!

Postby Wingman80 » Wed May 25, 2016 10:42 pm

Thank you Wingadmin! That was exactly what I needed! Hopefully I will learn how to search the forums better next time. Thanks again!

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Re: Fairing Help!

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:17 pm

The fairing for the 1100's will fit on 80-83. I took my fins off the rad.

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Re: Fairing Help!

Postby Wingman80 » Thu May 26, 2016 11:15 pm

Yessir!
I ended up taking the dams off of the Rad. Fits like a dream. Now I have all of these extra parts. (Mirrors, headlight, headlight mount ears, and dams.) If anyone is looking for any of these parts let me know. had some wiring issues for the headlight, but that was just because the green ground was hanging loose on the inside of the left pocket :( . Blinkers aren't currently working, but that is a project for another day. At least it's street legal again. (Rear blinkers still work) thanks for all of the advice! :D




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