Removing Fairing


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Removing Fairing

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:48 am



I am in the process of removing the fairing on my 1500 and replacing it with a new one. Should I leave the ducts in it or remove them to make it easier? All help appreciated.


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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:20 pm

I tend to remove the ducts anytime I'm doing work deep in the fairing, it gives you a lot better access, and the ducts are not all that hard to remove and install.

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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:12 pm

My trick is that I am replacing the fairing. I am going to try to "reverse engineer" the reassembly so that we can post it on here to save someone else the problems of figuring it all out.
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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby tandem54 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:01 pm

It would be great if someone could figure out how to direct the flow of hot air down (out the bottom of the fairing) so you don't get any coming back on you legs! Here in Arizona I get too much heat from the motor!! :evil:
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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby redial » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:57 pm

... and those in the North do not get enough!
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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:26 pm

If the air is going down to the bottom of the fairing, would that not heat up the engine further, etc., etc.? Maybe I misunderstood the direction.

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Re: Removing Fairing

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:10 am

If you are feeling the heat on your legs that is is making you uncomfortable, you need to try a set of Baker Wind Wings. They work wonders! And their Hand Wings are a great help for your hands in cold weather. These, plus closeing off the heat vents will help a lot.


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