gl1200 1987 Main fairing change


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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by CharlaineC » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:31 pm



Main fairing removal and replacement
1. Park bike on center stand


2. Place a large blanket onto ground



3. Remove top pocket covers
4. Remove top pockets
5. Remove headlight assembly and front light grill


6. Remove Mirrors, Dash assembly Cover,


7. Unplug the wires in the left hand pocket.


8. Remove the rubber blinds from the left and right side.


9. Remove the left and right wire connection plates




10.
11. Remove Headlight Adjuster knob



12. Remove Seat and backrest


13. Remove the left and right lower Cowling following the steps below



a. Remove ram fin screw



b. Remove side vent screw



c. Carefully remove lower cowling and check for any damage and repair with A.B.S. glue or pure M.E.K


14. On the Left hand side remove the bolt securing the fairing to the frame.

15. On the lower Right side slowly and carefully remove the air lines for the suspension. (Note some oil will blow back from the front lines.) Once the lines are removed undo the three bolts two hold the fairing on and one holds the air lines.


16. Carefully undo the fairing skirt and the bolts the fairing will come down. (It is best to have a helper as it is rather cumbersome to do alone) move the fairing so that you can unplug the main wiring harness from the left hand pocket connector.


17. Place the fairing onto a table and pull out the wiring connectors behind the headlight.


18. Remove the dash assembly by removing the four bolts in the fairing. (Note that you will need a long extension to do this) You can remove the radio harness at the same time.



19. Unplug and remove everything from the left and right pockets. And remove. At the same time remove the fairing vent rubbers and drain tubes at the same time.



Installation is the reverse but make sure you take your tie and clean all of the contacts well.



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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:39 pm

Brings back memories(nightmares) of what I did just to do a good paint job.

Nice pictures...Good job. :)

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by pudd750 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:28 am

haha as i was relating to a couple motorcyclists around a campfire how i bought a 1/4" air ratchet to get into the 6 forktube securing allen bolts to install my newer forks one of them said "why didnt you just remove the fairing"?

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:07 am

Was your response "because I'm not Japanese" ??? :D

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by CharlaineC » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:51 pm

it really wasnt a hard job but it is best with someone to help you as the fairing is clumbersom

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by J. L. D » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:08 pm

CharlaineC wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:31 pm
Main fairing removal and replacement
1. Park bike on center stand IMAG0998.jpg
2. Place a large blanket onto ground IMAG1008.jpg
3. Remove top pocket covers
4. Remove top pockets
5. Remove headlight assembly and front light grill IMAG1018.jpg
6. Remove Mirrors, Dash assembly Cover, IMAG1019.jpg
7. Unplug the wires in the left hand pocket. IMAG1021.jpg
8. Remove the rubber blinds from the left and right side.IMAG1002.jpg
9. Remove the left and right wire connection plates IMAG1010.jpg IMAG1009.jpg
10.
11. Remove Headlight Adjuster knob 200CF1D5-6803-49F8-870F-FDBE5C6C966A-6334-0000066C261BBF18.jpg
12. Remove Seat and backrest IMAG0999.jpg
13. Remove the left and right lower Cowling following the steps below
IMAG1014.jpg
a. Remove ram fin screw
IMAG1013.jpg
b. Remove side vent screw
IMAG1012.jpg
c. Carefully remove lower cowling and check for any damage and repair with A.B.S. glue or pure M.E.K
IMAG1017.jpg
14. On the Left hand side remove the bolt securing the fairing to the frame.

15. On the lower Right side slowly and carefully remove the air lines for the suspension. (Note some oil will blow back from the front lines.) Once the lines are removed undo the three bolts two hold the fairing on and one holds the air lines. IMAG1015.jpg
16. Carefully undo the fairing skirt and the bolts the fairing will come down. (It is best to have a helper as it is rather cumbersome to do alone) move the fairing so that you can unplug the main wiring harness from the left hand pocket connector.
IMAG1016.jpg

17. Place the fairing onto a table and pull out the wiring connectors behind the headlight. IMAG1029.jpg
18. Remove the dash assembly by removing the four bolts in the fairing. (Note that you will need a long extension to do this) You can remove the radio harness at the same time.
IMAG1030.jpg
19. Unplug and remove everything from the left and right pockets. And remove. At the same time remove the fairing vent rubbers and drain tubes at the same time.
IMAG1021.jpg


Installation is the reverse but make sure you take your tie and clean all of the contacts well.
How long did it take ?

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Re: gl1200 1987 Main fairing change

Post by richheavlin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:15 pm

THANK YOU for this post!
It appears that the procedure should be the same for my 86 Interstate.

Having a complete set of plastics INCLUDING fairing painted and will be doing a piece by piece swap out.



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