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I found this on another site. The only thing I would add is I find it is much easier to reinstall the fairing on the hooks with the headlights removed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuzH2ToplM
The video actually shows the proper way to do this procedure. I never removed the headlights to install the outer fairing, removing the headlight assembly is a wasted step and takes more time.
 

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The video actually shows the proper way to do this procedure. I never removed the headlights to install the outer fairing, removing the headlight assembly is a wasted step and takes more time.
Unless, like I did this weekend, you add a whole bunch of too-short wiring bundles. I've never had a problem putting the fairing back on with the headlights still in place but this time it gave me fits. I added the bike-to-bike or CB system and Harley made all the wire harnesses too short and the connectors all ended up right where the headlights need to be, it took a couple hours of rerouting and moving crap around before I could get it all to fit. Ugh. Plus I have two HogTunes amps in there with that wiring as well. If it was totally stock, man, that would be a piece of cake!!

They should have advised covering the front fender though.
 

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The video actually shows the proper way to do this procedure. I never removed the headlights to install the outer fairing, removing the headlight assembly is a wasted step and takes more time.
Unless, like I did this weekend, you add a whole bunch of too-short wiring bundles. I've never had a problem putting the fairing back on with the headlights still in place but this time it gave me fits. I added the bike-to-bike or CB system and Harley made all the wire harnesses too short and the connectors all ended up right where the headlights need to be, it took a couple hours of rerouting and moving crap around before I could get it all to fit. Ugh. Plus I have two HogTunes amps in there with that wiring as well. If it was totally stock, man, that would be a piece of cake!!

They should have advised covering the front fender though.

TB, that's exactly what I was thinking. I have so many wire harnesses and other 'chit tucked inside that the wires get in the way of the clip. It's much easier (and less frustrating) to remove the headlights.
 

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Pretty simple but as always exceptions to the rule especially with inner fairing mods. Did mine in stock form and was a piece of cake.
 

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Seems simple enough. Nice video thanks for sharing.
Now maybe I will go see if I have any of that Radio brackets perforating the fairing through the inside issue:eek:
 

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Definitely agree on removing the headlights--I take my medicine for 10 minutes for zippy frustration later on.
 

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Great video, very strait forward!
 

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Thanks for the post, I have never done this but will probably do it now just because I can.
 

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That video was incredibly helpful and easy to follow. I now feel like I can upgrade my audio without paying someone to do the install.
 

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Unless, like I did this weekend, you add a whole bunch of too-short wiring bundles. I've never had a problem putting the fairing back on with the headlights still in place but this time it gave me fits. I added the bike-to-bike or CB system and Harley made all the wire harnesses too short and the connectors all ended up right where the headlights need to be, it took a couple hours of rerouting and moving crap around before I could get it all to fit. Ugh. Plus I have two HogTunes amps in there with that wiring as well. If it was totally stock, man, that would be a piece of cake!!

They should have advised covering the front fender though.
I have to agree, with my HIDs and amps there is a lot of extra wiring, you have to remove the headlights to replace my fairing, and a towel on the front fender is very cheap insurance.
 

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This will give me access to remove my gauges correct?


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Yes, except the speedo and tach.
 

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I'm sure time can be saved with the headlights in but I took mine out and actually I think that saved me time.
 

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I ended up taking the headlights out and it was much easier to line the fairing onto the clips - I just could not get them to attach with the headlights installed. It wasn't a piece of cake with the lights out either - there's a lots of wiring stuff near those clips.
 
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