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Here are some pictures and tips on removing the side fairings. After you do it once it will get much easier.

What you will need. Small flathead screwdriver, 4,5&6 mm Allen head sockets, a push pin pusher( I use a hemostat)

1st remove the instrument cluster bracket.
 

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Now release the small push pins. They are inside the wheel well area behind the middle blinker. They are released by popping in the center portion with a small tool, a small phillips or hemostat will work. They can be left in place for the moment. There are three of these on each side that need to be released.
 

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Now look inside the front of the fairing through the space where the instrument cluster bracket was removed. You then slide the side fairing back off the remaining upper fairing that goes around the head light, it stays in place. Looking inside you can see how they detach.

The picture is of the fairing after it is off but you can see the holes where the two attach to each other.
 

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Reinstalling is the reverse of the above.

A few points.

Connect the blinker wire first.

The side fairing is fitted into the headlight fairing and then slid forward. Check the very front of the side fairing, there is a little tab that has to be pushed in and slid forward at the same time.

After the side fairing is slid into place you can pop in the tank mounting bracket pins and this will hold the fairing in place.

The push pins will all need to have the center portion pulled out part way. Then install them gently and then push in the center portion to lock them in place.

The exhaust bracket has a slide,a push in and a bolt. Here is a picture of the push in part.

This all is much easier the second time...
 

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These two wire plugs in the picture is an auxiliary power port which I used to add a cigarette lighter plug for my GPS and Radar Detector. It is fused with only 1 amp so don't overload it if you use it.;)
 

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Nice thread! I'd offer up a few subway tokens as appreciation.

Who else was nervous opening this up for the first time? I had plenty of mechanical experience, but still...New bike, no scratches..scary!

It is not hard. Remember to never force anything. Modern day plastic fits perfectly if done right. If you're forcing things, take a brake and LOOK at whats going on.
 

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These two wire plugs in the picture is an auxiliary power port which I used to add a cigarette lighter plug for my GPS and Radar Detector. It is fused with only 1 amp so don't overload it if you use it.;)
Thanks for the info, I connected my GPS wiring to them today.:)
 

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Really, thank you for that posting. I have to replace all the plastics on the right side of the bike due to a low end slide and this is just what I needed. I think I'm going to take the opportunity while the fairings are off to add a gear indicator, an auxiliary power plug, change the plugs and air filter, and of course, adding a set of frame sliders.

Thanks again!
 

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I'm glad this thread got bumped! I hadn't seen it before.Great write up man.
 

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4jranch Thanks for the your instructions and clear photos for removing and replacing the side fairings. I had to glue a broken bracket for a push pin and your instructions were perfect and enabled me to do the job easily myself. Brilliant. Many thanks and best wishes.
LDJNingi
 
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