Is a front fairing swap very difficult? - BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum
Go Back   BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum > General BMW S1000RR Discussions > Maintenance


» Insurance
» Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
edonthenet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 81
Default Is a front fairing swap very difficult?

Is this something that can be done without much difficulty or should I leave it to the dealership?
edonthenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Rainman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bothell, WA USA
Posts: 1,184
Default

Knowing you, take it to the dealer.

Look, it takes some time, the right set of tools, and the ability to follow directions. Nothing more.

I think there is even a video on doing it by Hardbodies to install headlight covers.

Use the Net, Edon
__________________
------------------------------------------------
#2 at my dealer, and #1 Acid Green in WA St.
On the street - 2/5/10.
Rainman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
edonthenet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 81
Default

Dammit! I hate those guys who ask questions without searching 1st. And I think I am becoming one of them
edonthenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
WarpSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 129
Default

I would say it was easy as with right tools....
WarpSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Rainman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bothell, WA USA
Posts: 1,184
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edonthenet View Post
Dammit! I hate those guys who ask questions without searching 1st. And I think I am becoming one of them
Does that mean you found the video I was trying to remember off the top of my head?

No worries. We all do that some times. Just remember this,... when you ask total strangers whether you can do a job or not, or even how hard it is, we are clueless as to your own level of experience, ambition, aptitude, time, tool set (including instructions), etc.

A REP-ROM DVD helps a lot in understanding what a particular task might take.

To take the front fairing off, you need nothing more than a few torx wrenches (T-25, 27, 30), a set of dykes or pliers to pull wiring clips off the headlights and snip a few tie-wraps. You will need to remove or loosen the fairings on both sides to get the front fairing off, and probably remove the front fender and air dam under the front fairing to give you room to work. Count on a couple of hours to replace one fairing with another. And some replacement tie-wraps.

Here is the video I remembered. Easy Pevey.

Hotbodies Racing 2011 BMW S100RR Headlight Cover Installation - YouTube
__________________
------------------------------------------------
#2 at my dealer, and #1 Acid Green in WA St.
On the street - 2/5/10.
Rainman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Member
 
skapan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 1,369
Default

I had the rep rom and never looked at it, had everything off within 45 minutes, but I have to be honest I never thought to ask whether I could do it or not. Pretty straightforward.
skapan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
edonthenet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
Does that mean you found the video I was trying to remember off the top of my head?
Here is the video I remembered. Easy Pevey.

Hotbodies Racing 2011 BMW S100RR Headlight Cover Installation - YouTube
Yeah, pretty much. I have to start including Youtube in searches as it has almost everything "how to"-wise on videos. My last bike had all the electrical tucked in the fairing and would be a nightmare. This one, not so much.
Thanks again.
edonthenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 15
Default

No. Its rather simple. Only a few screws on each side with in instrument cluster. I changed out the left fairing, and learned the hard way.
Dano_LV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: West of Los angeles
Posts: 301
Default

IIRC, there are two torx screws by the headlights that are a PITA to reach. other than that....simple.
fast4d is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
© S1000RRforum.com
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum