Fairing wiring loom


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jeffharlan68
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Fairing wiring loom

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I have an '87 Aspencade that one of the PO's really hacked the wiring, especially in and around the fairing. Many of the lights that he had hooked up were broken, not working, etc. There were several wires that were melted, including the headlight plug. I'm tempted to scrap the the whole loom and install an extra wiring loom that I have. My question is: Do I need to remove the fairing to replace the whole loom or can I leave it on the bike and fish it through the openings?
The air compressor and the factory radio have been removed as well, if that has any bearing on the question. Thanks, Wingers!



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Not sure about yours, but on mine the wires going into the fairing are on a few plugs at the fairing. This allows the fairing to be unplugged and removed for service. When I removed the fairing on mine I only had some aftermarket wiring I had to disconnect and then I added a plug for re-assembly. The bikes 'harness' would be what plugs into the fairing plugs. I'm not sure what advantage would be gained by removing the fairing, unless you want to secure it to a bench to work on and be able to access the fairing from all sides.
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I was hoping I wouldn't have to! I'll let you know what happens!

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Re: Fairing wiring loom

Post by Rednaxs60 »

Just had the front fairing off of mine and there is considerably more room to work on the wiring on the bike. If yours has wiring issues, taking the front fairing off will allow better access to the wiring and you will be able to do repairs that much better. Routing of wiring is also easier if you have to, not a lot of room with the fairing on. For a one time aspect, I'd recommend it.

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Post by tbeiler »

Agree with removing the fairing to get at your wiring. I did the same on my 86 Aspy, it gives you full access when removed. After 30 years of not being off, I pulled out a ton of dried bugs from inside base of fairing and repaired some chafed wiring and even got my clock working again. The hardest part is getting the 2 large connectors removed from LHS connecting bike harness to fairing harness. Also a good idea to have two sets of hands available when removing the fairing, its a bit awkward for one person alone to do it. Good Luck.



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