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Offline Johncbfer

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Hi everyone I removed my fairing lowers today to do some deep cleaning, right hand side was easy but the left side has been a nightmare, my problem is with the bolt that joins the lower fairing to the upper fairing.There is very little room to get a spanner in and the holes are not lining  up. I think they are TCP fairing lowers and my bike is a mark 1. Can any one who has removed and refitted offer any advice as to getting this panel back on. Thanks John

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I'd suggest keeping both the lower & upper fairing bolts all loose, thereby giving you maximum wriggle room of both fairings whilst trying to marry up your offending nut & bolt. Once you've located, then tighten them all up. Also, while you're there, put a bit anti-seize on when refitting for future ease of dismantling/refitting.

Is it wellnuts down there on your fairing, or is it a fixed nut on bracket? Are the nut/wellnut & bolt threads ok?

If it's the wellnut and/or bolt that's knackered, pm me your address and I'll send you some if you're desperate.

If need be, you can get new wellnuts (and the bolts) for pence, so if they look a bit wrecked/perished I just replace with a new one as required. Always a handy spare to have.

The wellnuts are cheaper from China - delivery time up to 3 weeks.
Also easily available from UK sellers, but for a higher price.

eg:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10Pcs-M5-Rubber-5mm-Metric-Motorcycle-Windscreen-Well-Nut-Windshield-WellNut-Use/274395140623?hash=item3fe339920f:g:LVsAAOSwH69e41lj

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50pc-M5-Rubber-WellNut-5mm-Metric-Motorcycle-windscreen-Well-Nut-Wellnuts-Brass/123488832752?epid=26025866268&hash=item1cc0820cf0:g:pVcAAOSwNepb69mY

« Last Edit: 27 September, 2020, 10:53:45 AM by Shed »

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Thanks for replying shed, my brother is a maintenance fitter by trade, he came round and sorted it for me, thank you for your detailed and extremely helpful reply :028:

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Just for the future - I find if I remove the tank bolts and move the tank sideways a bit, it's very easy to do that upper bolt.

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Thanks Alan

Offline ivor hugh jarse

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I was always dreading removing my fairings so I replaced the fairing bolts with longer stainless ones and having that small amount of wiggle room means I can get everything fitted loosely before tightening and the two bolts that need to be shorter are finally swapped

When everything else including those two are tightened up and aligned properly I change them to shorter bolts 
« Last Edit: 03 October, 2020, 10:19:42 AM by ivor hugh jarse »
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