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Offline Redrider

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Gas tank and fairing removal
on: 26 October, 2013, 10:33:22 PM
 :084: I am looking for instruction on how to remove tank and fairing to prepare for new paint

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #1 on: 26 October, 2013, 10:36:26 PM
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If you've a Mk.I CBF (twin exhausts), do a search on here for service manual and you'll find a link to a copy you can download that will include instructions for disassembly of the bike.
If you've a Mk.II (single exhaust), you may have to wait for a more detailed explanation from another forum member as nobody's got a Service Manual for this model yet.
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Last Edit: 26 October, 2013, 10:38:25 PM by Biker Mike

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #2 on: 26 October, 2013, 10:41:40 PM
Will do,Thanks Biker Mike!

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #3 on: 28 October, 2013, 04:23:24 PM
If it's a MkII I've just removed the side fairing to wire in some heated grips.
1. Remove mirror and stem. Easy
2. Remove chrome screw on top of fairing. Easy
3. Remove screw on lower part of fairing near radiator, Phillips head. easy once you've found it
4. Remove two plastic clips, one just above aforementioned screw, the other near the headlight on under surface of fairing. Easy once found, the inner part of clip unscrews with Phillips driver then whole clip can be removed. There are two clips close by each other near the headlight only the forward one needs to be removed.
5. ease the lower fairing from the upper part and from the "Velcro" pad on tank. Remove the lower fairing by wiggling and cursing and at the same time pushing it forward to disengage it around the headlight and from a push clip thingy. Not so easy but perseverance will triumph in the end
6 Disconnect 3 way plug from harness supplying indicator. Easy
Do same for both sides.

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #4 on: 28 October, 2013, 05:55:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Veloman [+]
If it's a MkII I've just removed the side fairing to wire in some heated grips.
1. Remove mirror and stem. Easy
2. Remove chrome screw on top of fairing. Easy
3. Remove screw on lower part of fairing near radiator, Phillips head. easy once you've found it
4. Remove two plastic clips, one just above aforementioned screw, the other near the headlight on under surface of fairing. Easy once found, the inner part of clip unscrews with Phillips driver then whole clip can be removed. There are two clips close by each other near the headlight only the forward one needs to be removed.
5. ease the lower fairing from the upper part and from the "Velcro" pad on tank. Remove the lower fairing by wiggling and cursing and at the same time pushing it forward to disengage it around the headlight and from a push clip thingy. Not so easy but perseverance will triumph in the end
6 Disconnect 3 way plug from harness supplying indicator. Easy
Do same for both sides.
Love to see the video
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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #5 on: 28 October, 2013, 06:43:14 PM
Never thought to video it but if I had you would have seen a calm and methodical approach by an owner with supreme confidence for steps 1 to 4. Alas step 5 was my undoing as it always is with my limited experience of removing Honda Tupperware ,when it all becomes apprehensive uncertainty, pushing and pulling, sweat and mumbled cursing. :001:

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #6 on: 28 October, 2013, 06:51:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Veloman [+]
Never thought to video it but if I had you would have seen a calm and methodical approach by an owner with supreme confidence for steps 1 to 4. Alas step 5 was my undoing as it always is with my limited experience of removing Honda Tupperware ,when it all becomes apprehensive uncertainty, pushing and pulling, sweat and mumbled cursing. :001:

You just need some clever editing......
Take my advice or not, I really don't care. I'm just telling you what I think and would do on my bike.

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #7 on: 17 November, 2013, 04:28:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Veloman [+]
If it's a MkII I've just removed the side fairing to wire in some heated grips.
1. Remove mirror and stem. Easy
2. Remove chrome screw on top of fairing. Easy
3. Remove screw on lower part of fairing near radiator, Phillips head. easy once you've found it
4. Remove two plastic clips, one just above aforementioned screw, the other near the headlight on under surface of fairing. Easy once found, the inner part of clip unscrews with Phillips driver then whole clip can be removed. There are two clips close by each other near the headlight only the forward one needs to be removed.
5. ease the lower fairing from the upper part and from the "Velcro" pad on tank. Remove the lower fairing by wiggling and cursing and at the same time pushing it forward to disengage it around the headlight and from a push clip thingy. Not so easy but perseverance will triumph in the end
6 Disconnect 3 way plug from harness supplying indicator. Easy
Do same for both sides.

Many thanks,,,  I had already dismantled all this and more but failed at the physical violence and cursing part. After reading your posting and with new found confidence I soon had it apart and have tapped into my running lights for power for my newly acquired heated grips.  ty again https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/152.gif

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #8 on: 18 November, 2013, 11:51:22 AM
Yes, the service manual is quite helpful for the MK1 model's fairing removal but there is also more good info available in the technical articles on this website.

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Re: Gas tank and fairing removal
Reply #9 on: 24 May, 2015, 05:04:41 PM
Thanks Veloman. Got my faring off (to replace headlight bulb) with your instructions.

Much clearer than the instructions in the manual. No mention there of the clips needing to be unscrewed with a Philips screwdriver or the fact that only one of the two near the headlight need to be removed :023:

 


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