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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Fairing gap

Had my outer fairing off for speaker swap and am having a hell of a time getting it lined up perfect. This isn't my first dance with the outer and never took longer then 15 mins to get it back. There is a little gap on the upper right and left. Doesn't seem to be a speaker issue as I am using jm speakers.
Gap is about 4" long by about 1/8" gap. Any suggestions before I am forced to go to stealer ship? Hopefully when I go for a ride later it will pop into place but....
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 06:33 AM
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Its never going to line up perfectly (and you didn't notice that it didn't when you took the fairing off), I've personally stopped worrying about it, and it hasn't been a problem.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Really, a gap between the 2. I think I would have noticed. But I will get over it I am sure.
Guess that is why there isn't a 2014.
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Mine seems to go back together better if I put the screws in the fairing before I mount the turn signals. If you are doing the signals first it might be worth a try.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 08:02 AM
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Hi I had they same problem when I removed mine for speakers and amp, I put on a new windshield KLOCK WERKS 8" with no trim it covered the gaps and look GREAT and works in the the wind, better than stock HD shield.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ok one side is just about closed from ride. Still need other side to pop back in.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 06:59 PM
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I just installed DDM HIDs the other day, & I had the fairing off twice because I didn't wire them the way I wanted to the first time (and now my oil pressure light is out & I'll have to go back in, argh!), but anyway... First time around I put the turn signal bolts in first and the screws second & ended up with gaps & overall not great fitment. Second time I loosely attached one nut to the turn signal mount to keep the fairing from flopping around & tightened the screws in the fairing first. Much happier with the result second time around. Just my 2c.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 05:23 AM
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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

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I havnt bothered with it because I am like that. Lol. I am going with day makers and an amp and will get it right then.
In the meantime I ordered xtrim to fill the gap and for windshield.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 08:28 PM
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Just what Fltrx Pilot said. I had the same issue with mine. Had mine off and on a few times. You have to get the fins messed right or it will not line up, and I am not a expert on this but it doesn't line up perfect anyhow . Close but not perfect.
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