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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Just i little warning if you decide to take your windscreen of the bike to give it a good wash ( impossible from the inside when mounted on the bike ) , the bottom two nuts are mounted in soft rubbery discs type of things , be carefull not to push on them when installing the screws back as they can fall inside the fairings very easy ( especially if you do it in the dark -dont ask ) and it is a propper pain in the ahole to take the plastics apart to find the nuts .
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Just i little warning if you decide to take your windscreen of the bike to give it a good wash ( impossible from the inside when mounted on the bike ) , the bottom two nuts are mounted in soft rubbery discs type of things , be carefull not to push on them when installing the screws back as they can fall inside the fairings very easy ( especially if you do it in the dark -dont ask ) and it is a propper pain in the ahole to take the plastics apart to find the nuts .
This looks like a very important thing to note!
Im sensing the frustration lol
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Same experience. Frustrating.

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Guys,

I've got a tall screen and yes the residual water can be a pain so just blow dry the screen (cheap 2 stroke leaf blower). I can perhaps see problems when the screen screws are over torqued !

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Just i little warning if you decide to take your windscreen of the bike to give it a good wash ( impossible from the inside when mounted on the bike ) , the bottom two nuts are mounted in soft rubbery discs type of things , be carefull not to push on them when installing the screws back as they can fall inside the fairings very easy ( especially if you do it in the dark -dont ask ) and it is a propper pain in the ahole to take the plastics apart to find the nuts .
They look like those things that are used in caravans a lot, I think the van people call them Top Hats. Rugged Roads sell spares.
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Why not use a super-thin microfiber duster?


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Why not use a super-thin microfiber duster?
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I'm off to Poland - my neighbour isn't at all like that! Well, not when I see her...
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Just i little warning if you decide to take your windscreen of the bike to give it a good wash ( impossible from the inside when mounted on the bike ) , the bottom two nuts are mounted in soft rubbery discs type of things , be carefull not to push on them when installing the screws back as they can fall inside the fairings very easy ( especially if you do it in the dark -dont ask ) and it is a propper pain in the ahole to take the plastics apart to find the nuts .
Yep, same thing happened to me!! I haven't ventured into the front assembly to try and get them out yet, any tips on where to start?!
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The video that was posted that shows how to take the front fairing of can be helpfull , also important -
DON't overtighten the screws that are holding the screen , they are meant to be done gently !
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