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Old 05-26-2008, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ZX14 Fairing Removal How To

Images and some info borrowed from an exhaust install I found online.


Figure 1

The right and left dashboards are held in place by three fasteners (Figure 1) which are removed with a No. 4 hex head wrench. Note that all dashboard and fairing fasteners have thin plastic washers located between the fastener head and the plastic body work. Be careful to save the plastic washers. To avoid losing fasteners and washers it is recommended that the installer place them in a container once they are removed.


Figure 2

· Remove fasteners and washers at positions 1 and 2 (Figure 2) for the right side fairing grill with a No. 5 hex head wrench.
· Remove fastener 3 with a No. 4 hex head wrench.
· The fairing grill is now held in place by three stoppers inserted into the mid-fairing (reference Figure 5). Pull the fairing grill away from the mid-fairing to release and remove.
· Repeat for the left fairing grill.


Figure 3

The lower fairing consists of separate right and left side panels, both of which should be removed. The locations of the bolts and quick rivet holding the fairing in place are illustrated in Figure 3. Details are provided below.
· The quick rivet is located in the front of the fairing (3), aft of the front tire, and holds the left and right panels together. Remove the quick rivet using a thin blade screw driver to lift the rivet head. Then pull the rivet from the bodywork. This will release the right panel from the left panel.
· Remove the lower fairing fasteners & washers (1 & 2) on the right fairing panel with a No. 5 hex head wrench.
· Remove the upper fairing fasteners & washers (4, 5, & 6) on the right fairing panel with a No. 4 hex head wrench.
· Note that the top of the fairing incorporates slots into which hooks at the bottom of the mid fairing (red bodywork) fit. These hooks are shown in Figure 5. Pull the bottom of the lower fairing panel away from the bike and then downward to clear the hooks from the slots. The right side lower fairing should now separate easily from the mid-fairing.
· Repeat for the left side lower fairing.


Figure 4

The tank cover is held in place by three fasteners (Figure 4).
Fastener 1 is located on the right side, fastener 2 on the left side, and fastener 3 at the front of the cover. Note that fasteners 1 and 2 were removed in Step 2. Remove fastener 3 with a No. 5 hex head wrench (On my 2008 this is actually a 10mm bolt). The tank is now held in place by stoppers and hooks located on the right and left side (refer to Figure 5). Pull the tank cover evenly in an outward direction on both sides to clear the stoppers and hooks. Then lift the tank cover to remove it from the bike frame.


Figure 5

Note that the turn signal wiring is connected to the electrical system using a quick connect. When removing the mid-faring take care not to damage the connector.
· Remove the quick rivet 4 located under the front of the mid-fairing. Use a pin or small hex head wrench to push the center of the quick rivet inward. Then remove the rivet using a small flat head screwdriver.
· Remove fasteners at locations 1, 2, and 3 using a No. 4 hex head wrench.
· Pull the lower section of the fairing outward and then pull the fairing downward to release it from the front fairing. Be careful not to pull the fairing too far from the body. While holding the fairing, disconnect the flasher wiring at the quick disconnect. Now remove the fairing.

Hopefully this will help a few people avoid cracking off tabs on there fairings. If not, pm me and I can write up a cracked fairing repair How To!!!

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