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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2015, 3:04 pm Thread Starter
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Removing Front Fairing

Bought a 2008 GT last week and will have both fairings as well as the front fairing painted to remedy a drop each side by the PO. Side fairings are a piece of cake to remove, but wanted any pointers WRT removing the front one. Haven't looked at it yet.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2015, 9:56 am
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You mean around the headlight?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2015, 10:21 am Thread Starter
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Yes. The front bodywork around the headlight, turn signals

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2015, 10:30 am
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Pull the windshield, and the metal cross brace that rests underneath it.

Remove screws on the plastic triangular cover panel that was under the windshield and take off that panel

Take off the plastic cover around the instrument panel (two long brass screws on top, watch out for two plastic tabs on bottom, press them up with a screwdriver GENTLY to free the instrument cover panel.

Remove the screws that secure the 2 larger panels to the right and left of the instrument cluster (+2 screws each side into the front fairing). Careful of the plastic tabs that secure these panels at the top of the cowling into slots.

Remove the little cooling air grill piece under the headlight (2 screws from underneath).

On the front fairing itself, remove 6 screws: two on top, two on sides, two on bottom of front fairing. Slide the fairing off carefully to the front. The huge headlight assembly stays on.

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As I recall there are at least 4 screws under the black windshield plate that need to go but they are easily seen from the front (once the plate is gone). I think the trickiest ones are kind of hidden and attach to the back of the black dash panel. If you have to pull hard then STOP and find the ones you missed.

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Thanks. That just the info I was hoping for here. On the sched for tomorrow.

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Hey guys - do the mirrors have to come off? I vaguely recall having to rotate the stalks (spring loaded with detent) to expose screws.

Tip - there are several different screw lengths used. Take a photo or make a sketch to indicate what came from where.

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Hey guys - do the mirrors have to come off? I vaguely recall having to rotate the stalks (spring loaded with detent) to expose screws.

Tip - there are several different screw lengths used. Take a photo or make a sketch to indicate what came from where.

Good luck,
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Yes, they do, just like you described.

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there is a picture series on bmwmoa sight by sarge. Yes mirrors come off
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