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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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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 !

Mike
 

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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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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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Luckily I pushed one of the top ones through and it got stuck in the little rubber cup behind! so took extra care when doing the bottom ones!!!! wish I had read this first lol... that'll teach me! Also you just need to 'Nip up' the screws.
 

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If these are anything like the ones on a fireblade they can be real buggers to get undone after a period of time as they corrode then just spin in the mounting holes. my tip is to plaster some copper slip or ally grease in these beggars to keep them free.
 

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To late,done it a couple of weeks ago, hour and a half to retrieve nut. Good warning folks, otherwise an awesome bike, up to about 3000 ks about 50/50 road off road, very happy man.
 

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"Ooops i did it again ", ... swapped the standard screen for the high type , had to remove the buggers to swap them for the new ones from the kit , did my best even knowing what to expect , i have failed to pull them out so they have dropped inside :frown2: , so of the fairings go again , :crying:
another warning , the side panels aka radiator shrouds are made out of incredibly brittle plastic , (" ANOTHER WELL DONE HONDA " ) so be carefull with them , even the dealer managed to damage them and they are the pro's .
 

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I know this problem well, as I developed my screen adjuster for the Africa Twin.... I droped first 3 rubber nuts inside the housing as I mounted and remounted the screen and adjuster about 20 times.
But it´s easy to prevent falling inside the housing: after removing the screen, stick a small screw driver or alen key or a wire inside the rubber nut, than pull it down downwards, so it usually can´t fall inside.
Remounting the screen and inserting the parts is much more easy when drilling it on the bolts lower screen bolts BEFORE mounting the screen, than stick in the bottom of the slots and slide up in the final position.
Here´s a picture for explanation, not the screen, but the lower bracket of my screen adjuster.
 

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I just need to get the method clear Wolfgang. If the screen is removed will the rubber fasteners automatically drop inside ? How does one prevent this ?
 

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At removing the lower bolts they keep in position, but at mounting of the screen and sticking in the bolts they often fall inside before you can screw in the bolt.
 

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"Ooops i did it again ", ... swapped the standard screen for the high type , had to remove the buggers to swap them for the new ones from the kit , did my best even knowing what to expect , i have failed to pull them out so they have dropped inside :frown2: , so of the fairings go again , :crying:
another warning , the side panels aka radiator shrouds are made out of incredibly brittle plastic , (" ANOTHER WELL DONE HONDA " ) so be carefull with them , even the dealer managed to damage them and they are the pro's .
How arduous is it to get the fairings off? I lost four well nuts today and am OCD enough to not want them there and will do whatever it takes to get them back. Maybe I'll run a power line to the 12 volt outlet while I am at it.

NC
 
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