Stem Under Cover Removal?


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Stem Under Cover Removal?

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On my '87 Interstate, I think that is what this cover is called. (Red arrows.) :?:
I need to remove the two bolts (blue arrows) in order to get it off to put on my stainless steel braided brake lines.
Is there any kind of magic way to do this without taking off the fairing? :?:


I have done some searching about it. But not knowing exactly what it is called, when I search for "Stem Under Cover Thing", the search results All Seeing Oracle just scratches it's head and looks at me funny.



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Honda calls that a wind protector.

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When removing that piece I've done it without removing the fairing (quite a bit of cursing may help). The real challenge is installing it (it can be done but requires the patience of Job) and being half contortionist. The last time I went through this I thought, next time take the fairing off.

If you are replacing the brake lines, you will need to remove the fairing to get to the brake line connections that are hiding behind it. IF there is no aftermarket wiring attached to the fairing, it's rather simple to remove the fairing. The biggest challenge for me was the 2 wiring plugs, they were so slick I could barely get hold of them to unplug. Follow the factory manual procedure, it works well.

Good luck..............

ps don't forget to cover the front fender with a well padded cover, just incase :)
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Replaced the brake lines with the fairing on and it was a challenge. Agree with Mike, much easier and less colourful language with the fairing off. You only have two connectors to remove from the fairing, the '85 LTD has three. There are two frame bolts and two steering stem bolts, then lift it off. Have a friend help you lift it off/on, not heavy just awkward.
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Thank you Mike and Ernest. I will be taking the fairing off tomorrow. Should have taken it off to begin with. I replaced the timing belts and fork seals with it on, and would have saved some time and colorful language if I just had taken it off.

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With the fairing off you will also be able to position the new brake lines for turn of the wheel. The new brake lines will be smaller and need to be secured so that there is flex in the line, or these will straighten out - personal experience - turns into a constant maintenance item for me anyway. Have a good look at the wiring as well if you have any additional wiring additions. You will be able to better route the wiring. Lots of room once the fairing is off.


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