Join Date: May 2013
Location: Virgin Beach, VA
Did this ever 'fix itself'?? If you look on the inner and outter fairings other side, or bottom.... There are tabs or blades that have to mesh with each other properly for the screws to pull the fairing up snug.
I found that I approach the front of the bike holding the fairing slightly low to the windshield line, when it begins to mesh with the inner (always out of line at this point) the tabs behind the headlights should contact the hooks on the outter and allow you to push no further. Now slowly lift the outter up and toward the in er until the hooks click onto the tabs. If you did this correctly you can let go of the outter and it will just hang in place.... But do so cautiously!!!! Then I put the turnsignals in very loosely with the acorn nuts on just to hold them from falling out. Then I go around and make sure all those tabs are meshed correctly. Do one side and push the outter toward the inner and you will see what I mean. The tabs below the gloveboxes will be the worst since you have the acorn nuts on. You might need to remove the nuts, adjust, replace. There's a good YouTube video of the approach I use to get the fairing hooked on the tabs but I don't have the link.
Make sure the turnsignal wires are pushed up their channels and there are no wires bowed out below the headlights as there is a little air gap there. Ask me how I know :-/
I'll bet your tabs are not meshed correctly but it's only a guess
2010 CVO FLSTSE - traded!
2013 FLTRX Black Demin,RC components slipons and HD heat shields,Black cans/bells,Mutazu lower fairing,blacked out fender struts,CVO style hard bags,J&M Rokker speakers,RF 300x2 and Soundstream Picasso 4 ch amps, Hogtunez speaker lids, kicker 6x9 3 ways.