Fairing Pocket Locked


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allen51
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Fairing Pocket Locked

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I recently had the air filter changed and now the right fairing pocket will not open with the key. I suspect the cable was not reattached or has broken. Is there a way to get to lid open without damage or too much disassembly?


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cihilb
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Re: Fairing Pocket Locked

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Remove the right side trim strip. Then the black piece where the lock is ( one screw). They may not have secured the cable properly on that piece.
You can also reach up to the locking mechanism with a small hook and unlock it that way.
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m2102
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Re: Fairing Pocket Locked

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Look over the cable and plastic pieces that lock and unlock the door. My cable and lock mechanism was not working like it should and I replaced it. Got my from from here, https://www.babbittsonline.com. The parts are in the air duct section.the hardest part of replacing it was the little spring that opens the latch. It is LITTLE for big hands.
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cihilb
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Re: Fairing Pocket Locked

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Chances are the cable slipped out of the retainer on the key panel.


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