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Offline Kugiman

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Is there an order for fairing removal?
« on: August 31, 2011, 02:34:28 pm »
Hi COG group,
I am new to the forum. It's great reading with a cup of Joe!
2 months ago I purchased an black '09 Connie 14 and lovin' it. I would like, down the line, to individualize it. I am a graphic designer and have a few ideas for simple paint mods. Not much in the way of custom paint in the C14 community!

My question is:  Do the fairing pieces have to be removed in any particular order, or can I just drop the belly pan (lower fairing)? Thought I could get a "heads up" before grabbing the screwdrivers and allen wrenches. Any input is appreciated!
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Re: Is there an order for fairing removal?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 04:46:33 pm »
In general I find it easiest to do them in this order:

center mounted Glove box (08/09) or panel (10/11)
Left and right black side/glove box panels
Left and right mid section panels (under tank) and battery cover panel
Left and right lower section panels
Left and right uppers (under mirrors)

I'd highly advise getting the Kawasaki service manual and reviewing the steps in it before starting. There are lots of little tabs and pieces that all need to line up properly when you go to reassemble it that you'll need to pay attention to. The 2010/11 models are even a bit more difficult as the mid panel has more tabs on it, and an air dam it has to align with.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011, 06:45:42 pm by Fred_Harmon_TX »
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Re: Is there an order for fairing removal?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 12:11:35 pm »
Thanks so much.... there is very little about fairings. I will look for a service manual!
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Bart Simpson

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Re: Is there an order for fairing removal?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 12:33:17 pm »
Thanks so much.... there is very little about fairings. I will look for a service manual!

Or buy one of Fred's DVD and watch him do it.  For me, that was far easier since he shows you where the tabs are and how to line them up.

-David
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