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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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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.

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Dammit! I hate those guys who ask questions without searching 1st. And I think I am becoming one of them
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I would say it was easy as with right tools....
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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IIRC, there are two torx screws by the headlights that are a PITA to reach. other than that....simple.
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