08 ZX6R - Fairing Removal (Core/Rivets) - Bike Cleaning
Just bought my bike a few months ago and I was driving up in the mountains when a guy knew a shortcut between Deckers and Sedelia. Took the bike off roading (not on purpose) through some nice dirt muddy roads and I would like to clean the bike down completely but I'm having trouble removing the fairing from my '08 ZX6R.
I've take off all the little allen bolts but there are still the core and quick rivets that need to be removed. I can't seem to figure out how to remove these. I know the manual says to use a screw driver to pull up on the core and then remove the rivet.
Am I doing something wrong? It can't be this hard to take all the fairings off! Around the turn signal area of the inside of the bike near the forks the manual says there are two more quick rivets on each side. How do I remove these without breaking them? Are these going to break no matter what? Do I need to buy replacements just to take the fairings off. Seems like a lot of work and expense just to clean the bike. BTW: mud is still caked on everywhere that the hose couldn't really reach!
Does anyone have any good cleaning tips? A friend told me about some spray (..... 100 something) that you leave on for a few minutes and then spray down the bike and it removes everything from brake dust to chain lube. Anyone know what he was talking about