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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hard wired GPS today

My first time removing the outer fairing. That came off in 5 mins. Found a spot to wire the GPS. There's a set of wires coming off the headlight wires, put connectors on GPS wires and they plugged right in. Now the hard part, getting the fairing back on. Took my time and the fairing seemed to find the 2 hooks it sits on, without taking off the headlights. Put all fasteners back on but there seemed to be a small gap on the fairing on the right side. Off with all the fasteners made sure the fins on the inside fairing were outside the fins on the inner fairing and put all screws in slowly. After 1 hr I was all done and the GPS works perfectly.


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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 12:10 PM
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I'll bet no guy on here will ever b**** again about how difficult it is to remove or re install ..
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nice job !!!! i now am getting the fairing back on in about 5 min.I read about folks saying it was taking them hours..............

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Nice job I've had mine off so many times its crazy and sometimes it goes right back on and sometimes it likes to mess with me but the more crap you add like the iPod interface it's gets a little harder to get all that crap stuffed back in


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I was surprised how easy it went back on after reading all the posts.


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Nice isn't it, had all the right tools layed out an such, your biggest advantage is unlike guys when they get down on one knee they know there's no mercy once they get back upwell done
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Nice job. Feels like a real good accomplishment the first time, especially without taking the headlights out. Took me 3 times before I could do it without removing them.


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I remove my headlights every time.

let's you check for wire clearances and what not.

side tabs are over under under, think

beyond that, after the hooks, I always check the inner windshield gap, then the tabs, installed some homeowners d channel to the under side of the windscreen, doesn't really matter, but made me feel better

I used an road king add in cigarette lighter, or AUX to wire mine

what GPS did you get, I'd like the 2455LMT

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I'm using the GPS I bought for my BMW K1600 GTL. It's a Zumo 665 but it says BMW Motorrad on it which is kind of funny. Also using the Schuberth helmet with the BMW Bluetooth set up. Works great!

I think next time I take the fairing off I will remove the headlights just to see how much longer it takes. I does sound like the correct way to do things.

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Nice job! Where did you run your wires out of the fairing to the GPS?


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