HELP ! Airhead GSPD Paralever Fairing R&R

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by rwiles, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. rwiles

    rwiles Been here awhile

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    RE: A previous post about a fogged-up headlight shell, I might need to remove the front fairing from my 1994 R100GSPD. Anyone know how? Anyone done it? Is it a bitch?

    One of my manuals says that the fairing comes off intact, and is then worked on and serviced upside down on a bench (guages, dash-bulbs, etc) and to unbolt the Roo bars from the frame (downtubes), and then take out the big mutha allen capscrew in the middle bottom front of the Roo bar, and lift it off. Two-man job. The manual says that the harness(s?) disconnect from each other. Izzat so? Is it a bitch?

    Does one remove it intact? Or disassemble it piecemeal off the bike. It doesn't appear that is possible.

    Of course, the speedo cable has to be undone, and that is a bitch in itself.

    Any other issues? Better ways?
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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    You can pull the wind screen, unbolt the turn signal, remove the screws and take of the side fairing seperately and leave the center section of the fairing... access to the headlamp shell will still be difficult, but that may be an easier way to tackle this job.
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  3. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    Start cursing now; maybe you'll finish by the time the bike is back together.
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  4. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    I chose to remove the lower left spring because the headlight won't point down as much with a spring even when fully-compressed. What a PITA to go through the fairing twice!
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    I ran through every curseword and phrase I ever knew a dozen times while changing ONE bulb in the intsrument panel!! A pure f'ing joy to work on!
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