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About how much labor (in hours) remove and reassemble the following parts on a 1500?

left lower cowl
left deflector
and the deflector cap

The parts are damaged, but I have replacement (OEM) ones

I was told about 2.5 hrs



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I could do that in maybe 15-20 minutes.

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I wish u were here!!

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WingAdmin: Do u know any instructional step by step videos I could watch to do it myself?

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2.5 hrs to remove those pieces of tupperware would ONLY be right if you had one arm tied behind your back,, , , , , There's only 5 screws and a couple "tabs" that have to be unhooked, , , , ,

It can be done by a novice in under an hour, , , ,maybe 45 minutes, , , A JIS screwdriver is preferred (in the tool kit) but a phillips would be my last choice

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hap2 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:44 pm
About how much labor (in hours) remove and reassemble the following parts on a 1500?

left lower cowl
left deflector
and the deflector cap

The parts are damaged, but I have replacement (OEM) ones

I was told about 2.5 hrs
This has been very helpful for me. Disregard the topic, it's a really good tutorial about removing fairing parts.
viewtopic.php?t=11036

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JohnUSA wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:48 am
hap2 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:44 pm
About how much labor (in hours) remove and reassemble the following parts on a 1500?

left lower cowl
left deflector
and the deflector cap

The parts are damaged, but I have replacement (OEM) ones

I was told about 2.5 hrs
This has been very helpful for me. Disregard the topic, it's a really good tutorial about removing fairing parts.
viewtopic.php?t=11036
That's the thread I was going to post. Steps 3-17 show the removal of the parts you're looking at. Reverse them for reinstallation.

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Thanks alot..appreciate it

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It really is easy. I've only had my bike a couple weeks, and have had the lowers off and on twice. Step 9 was the hardest for me...I didn't press it back far enough first time, as I was afraid of breaking it. Press back in the middle, and it has the posts in the grommets on lower left and right corner.

When you do it, and work through it, you will see how silly simple it is.

The trick is go slow. If a part does not drop right off, then some retaining tab or hidden screw is still trying to hold it in place. Might need a gently lift, or slight twist, or something. Very clever design to keep it all locked together.

I've been stuck twice, where a piece was still being held in place very firmly, and I discovered a screw that I had not removed.



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