Ok, I need help....


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Ok, I need help....

Postby Mag » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 pm



The boxes are increasing in my garage, I am up to 3 (lol), I need to figure out how to remove the upper fairing on my 1500. I have the lower fairings and the front radiator grill and lower area off. My last piece is that damn big upper fairing. It is an 88 but any 1500 advice will help. I have my manual, and it appears that there is a screw in each pocket (left and right storage) but I want to hear from someone that has done this regarding how to remove. It is the last step before I can really replace the handlebar switches.

Help! Who has done this before? Admin? Anyone?

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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby Kiwi2 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:58 am

Now I may be a bit slow coming from NZ and with all the sheep we have here, but why would you want to removed the fairing to replace the handle bar switches? :?:

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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:50 am

In section 13 of the manual there is a very detailed set of instructions for fairing removal. Since you have the manual I would start there. There are more than screws in each pocket holding the fairing on. That's a big chunk of plastic and lots of stuff to remove before you get to that point.
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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby Mag » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:54 pm

Kiwi, the switch wires go through several plastic ties (still finding them, removed 4 already, I have 2-3 more), and then route underneath the plastic. I am having a hard time getting underneat all that garbage, but I may just tie strings to the old connections, pull them through, tie the working ones on, pull them back, and then see what happens. I had to take all the lowers off so I could just get to the area that they plug in to. By the way, why am I doing this? All because of a stupid broken emergency button on the left side, I am learning way more than I should on this bike, but I will be able to do a lot of the mods that everyone suggested on this site.

cbx - Yes, I have the manual, and I see the location in section 13 where the screws should be, but you are right, there are a lot of other plastics in the way, looks like wire plug ins, etc,. etc. the manual has really helped but now I am stuck, maybe I can skin this cat another way. I was just hoping that I could find online directions and such, have not found a thing on this world-wide web.

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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby st4r50 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:29 pm

All because of a stupid broken emergency button on the left side,


Why not take the switch out of your new controls and put it into the one on the bike?
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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:37 pm

st4r50 wrote:
All because of a stupid broken emergency button on the left side,


Why not take the switch out of your new controls and put it into the one on the bike?


Yup, that's what I would do. The switch can be removed from the housing with a small screw, and the wires can be desoldered from the old one and onto the new one. Much easier than removing the fairing and replacing the whole wiring harness!

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Re: Ok, I need help....

Postby Wingnut95 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:52 am

A new Goldwing rider in my riding just had an unfortunate accident with his brand new to him 1500. Bike is a write off but worth fixing. We need to get the upper fairing off to straighten things out. Any help on getting the upper fairing off is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


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