Removing Beak R1200GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hennepinboy, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Hennepinboy

    Hennepinboy Have battery will travel.

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    Attempting to remove the front beak from a 08 R1200GS Adventure, I have ran into a snag. There appears to be two clips that hold beak Part #1 to a cover inside the fairing Part #5. Is there an easy way to release these clips without breaking some expensive plastic part?


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  2. GSAdict

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    Bro, easiest task ever. No clips really, but you do need to separate item 5 from the beak at the red circle. Just put your finger under the beak in that area and push the tiny tabs. This is a 10 min job max. [​IMG]
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  3. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Hook your fingers under the black plastic trim piece and lift gently straight up from the beak. It just snaps in and out.
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  4. Hennepinboy

    Hennepinboy Have battery will travel.

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    Thanks, it took a bit more force then I wanted to use but the Part #5 unsnapped from Part #1. I sure hate forcing plastic parts:)
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  5. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    It was virginal. Next time will be easier. :D
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