Alternative to fairing removal - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
  • 1 Post By bdalameda
  • 1 Post By superfunkomatic
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Hugh2bee's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Alternative to fairing removal

Iíve got a 2019 atas and Iíve got a gps and lights I want to wire up. I can take the fairings off but what a job!! Is there any other way other?

Hugh2bee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 02:34 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Near Monterey, California
Posts: 26
I just did this on my 2019 AT DCT without removing the fairings or tank. I ran wires(inline fused) from the battery to a waterproof 40A relay that I mounted under the seat that is switched on/off from the unused accessory/alarm connector under the passenger seat. By removing the thin LH plastic side cover I was able to run two 14ga wires inside a small woven loom up under the tank and out the LH side of the steering stem along with the factory wiring loom. I mounted a small watertight (Eastern Beaver) three circuit fuse block (velcro mounted) against the inside of the fairing and used this distribution point for my accessory power/ usb, heated grips and power for my LED offload lights and GPS. This was not difficult to do at all.

Chopperbob likes this.

Last edited by bdalameda; 11-28-2019 at 02:41 AM.
bdalameda is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 09:56 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 166
I'm in the same boat. I was able to get away without removing the fairing by mounting the GPS on the handlebar removing the top plastic cover at the front of the fuel tank; removing the side fairing and ran the lines basically along the left side of the bike, then by the battery and to under the seat where I have a PC8. It was a tight fit by the sub-frame by doing this method. I don't have room to put two more thick wires from the lights.

I might try the right side of the bike for the light's wires.

2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports
AdvArt is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Hugh2bee's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Thanks for the info. Gives me hope. 😀
Hugh2bee is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 11:26 PM
Senior Member
superfunkomatic's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 811
First time taking the bike apart seems like a chore and a bit scary. It gets easier each time. It's really well designed and easy to remove once you know what you're doing.
DardyRob likes this.

1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Ė Robert Louis Stevenson

superfunkomatic is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2019, 09:58 PM
No.9's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Monument, CO
Posts: 95
I have removed the front end once on my AT 2017 and it was slightly daunting for the first time. I must suggest using a container to place all screws into as the phillips screws are about two U.S. dollars a pop!! The next time should be easier and is due soon as I have been in the Southern California desert for a rally which means air filter replacement time.
No.9 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome