upper fairing and windshield


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norman122
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upper fairing and windshield

Postby norman122 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:05 pm



how do I remove fairing and windshield on my 1980 Goldwing interstate. owner before me added gages, speakers and extra switches. with all the wires etc. I can not see all the nuts-bolts or screws that hold the fairing to the frame.



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RBGERSON
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Re: upper fairing and windshield

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:30 am

Two bolts on each side at the base where the lower fairing parts attach you have to remove the lowers to see them and then there are 4 or 5 bolts on the around the curve at the bottom front..and that's it..there should be a wiring plug on the left side that covers all the stock wires..but after market wiring you'll have to figure out on your own.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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norman122
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Re: upper fairing and windshield

Postby norman122 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:30 pm

thanks that helps me. the bolts around the curve are cover by a mess of aftermarket wiring and added gages etc. I will start taking them out one at a time to see where they go, gages and switches are screwed into the fairing, no doubt this will take a few hours.

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Re: upper fairing and windshield

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:02 am

I the bolts around the curve are on the front of the fairing at the bottom doubt if there are any gauges there..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

norman122
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Re: upper fairing and windshield

Postby norman122 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:04 am

found all the bolts after removing a real mess of wires from aftermarket junk that other owners added to bike. A few of the aftermarket junk worked but most did not.

norman122
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Re: upper fairing and windshield

Postby norman122 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:27 pm

the bolts on the front of the fairing were covered with a strip of yellow LED lights, 2 yellow lights on each of the front forks,8 switches to control all the after market lights and wiring drilled and feed thru the fairing. crap speakers drilled and mounted on the fairing, some owners really know how to butcher up a good bike. this is going to take me time and money to restore to original but it will be worth it in the end.




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