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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-23-2016, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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i TRIED to install the chicom headlights and a new windvest tonight. For the life of me i could not get the fairing back on, the sides (next to the glove departments) would not seat with the inner. I tried so many times im fairly sure i stripped 1 hole out.

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The only way the outer fairing will sit properly is if it's on the hooks on the radio bracket. Once on the hooks you'll be able to align the tabs. As far as stripping out the holes, it happens and in case you don't know, there are 2 longer screws and 4 shorter ones. The threads can be repaired. What I do is once aligned properly and the other screws are snuggled up, I inject the hole with quick dry apoxy, spray the screw with WD40 and thread it all the way into the hole gently. Let it sit for a minute or so then unscrew it, wipe of the WD40 and thread it in and out a couple times then snug it up. I've had great success doing it this way as I've repaired a couple of the threads
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lesson #2

hate to sound schmartazzy but :

rlaf gave you lesson #1

lesson#2 is , if you have to force it , sumpthin' aint right
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Unscrew the headlight and install through the holes.
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After your sure it's center hooked, Finns (glove box edge) are meshed right, I'll lighty install the the bottom (not tight) ...

Before drawing the outer into the inner, I learned to...
Spot light the holes visually plus use a small Allen wtench, ice pick or anything that works to make Sure it's the hole your putting the screws in and not the side molding of the hole
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i TRIED to install the chicom headlights and a new windvest tonight. For the life of me i could not get the fairing back on, the sides (next to the glove departments) would not seat with the inner. I tried so many times im fairly sure i stripped 1 hole out.
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if you have to force something on that you didnt have to force off, then its time for a break, nap, meal anything to just step away from the bike and then once you return you head should be a little clearer to tackle the job, that is unless you use that break time to get your drink on lmao
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The side fins are not lapped right if the fairing is on the hooks right.
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if you have to force something on that you didnt have to force off, then its time for a break, nap, meal anything to just step away from the bike and then once you return you head should be a little clearer to tackle the job, that is unless you use that break time to get your drink on lmao
I used to (have to) tell my son all the time that the key to the thing is the 'Carefully Applied' usage of excessive force ... Don't just commence to whaling on it.

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I used to (have to) tell my son all the time that the key to the thing is the 'Carefully Applied' usage of excessive force ... Don't just commence to whaling on it.
yes sir im still telling my oldest son that who happens to be a mechanic at Hyundia lmao, but ill never let him touch my cars lol

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