Fairing electrical plug


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Fairing electrical plug

Postby rcgreg » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:12 pm



Ah yes the joys of the Clymer manual. So here I am - removing my front fairing - or at least trying to - when I come accross the line that says
Disconnect the fron fairing electrical connectors from the main harness

Ummm - now I'm lost, there are a zillion connections in there - which ones are they talking about?

Anyone got a picture?

Thanks !



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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby rcgreg » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:23 am

Found the beast - I didn't have one on the right side - thus the confusion. Very difficult to get out prior to loosening and lifting the fairing to provide room for the plug to pull out.

On tot he next step - wonder what I'll break next? :lol:

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:00 pm

While you have it off,look at both ends of that plug.Mine was corroded,causing intermittent dash lighting.

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby rcgreg » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 am

Good idea, did you use anything special to clean the contacts with?

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:59 am

Because 3 of my connectors were green and ate up,I had to replace them(tough job getting them out).
You can use any electrical contact cleaner if they are just dirty,then apply some dielectric grease before re-assembly.

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby deputyb » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:38 pm

I keep trying to get a clymers or haynes manual from library and am on waiting list for inter libray loan....would break down and buy one if I knew it would have the info I need. I am wanting to remove fairing on my 86....was the manual much help? thanks deputyb

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby tricky » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:00 pm

After removing the seat, pockets, false tank, lower fairing pieces, disconnect any antenna cables and any other cabling that goes to the fairing (headset's maybe) remove the two rubber encased harness's one on either side (2 crews each), pry out the connectors on the left side, there are two Allen bolts one on either side, and two bolts at the triple tree. Once they are removed, two people can lift the fairing off.

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby maestro319 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:31 pm

Sheesh!!! That sure sounds like a LOT of work!!! My problem would be, getting everything back in the right spot and the right order.

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Re: Fairing electrical plug

Postby tricky » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:50 pm

Actually not that hard, all of the stuff will only fit in one place anyway. Plastic baggies identified for the parts etc.
you can always change the brake and clutch lines while the fairing is off too :) that makes the job a snap.




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