Fairing Removal, How Many Times?

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  1. jellyrug

    jellyrug Donating Member Registered

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    Low mileage bike, so I do this once in a few years.

    Every time I have forgotten the experience, so it is like learning the tricks all over from the beginning. Once I have done it, I think next time will be a piece of cake, but as the years pass one forgets.

    I'm just wondering how many times these can be removed before something is damaged or scratched in the process?

    This was my 3rd time, how many times have you done this?

    I can't imagine trusting a dealer to do this perfectly, would scare the hell out me....
     
  2. piratediverjefff

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    I've probably had mine off 7 or 8 times in 6 years,once a year to change oil and filter(I only average 2,000 miles a year)and once when I changed out the exhaust.So far so good,but every time I'm still waiting for something to break.
     
  3. Mythos

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    haha--I know what you mean. It's almost like the first time every time I do it. I've had mine off 8 or nine times. I'm always real careful every time and I've never broken any of those tiny tabs.
     
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    Once you've got the routine down, it's all sweet. Yes you end up imposing a certain "wear" on the various bits that go click-clack, but as long as you've got the sequence it's ok. Helps if you've got either the manual, mine is the Haynes one, or watch some of the video tutorials on Youtube.

    I'll do most of the basic servicing myself, only goes to the dealer for the valve clearance services, so I've had the fairings off regularly enough to not sweat bullets anymore...
     
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  5. fallenarch

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    Mine have been off many times. Maybe 20-30. Showing wear and some lose fitting areas but still pretty solid and aesthetically fine.
     
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  6. dave s

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    Suzuki say not to change oil filter every service so no need for fairing removal .I have always changed oil and filter together and my service is due I was thinking about just replacing oil so not having to remove fairings, what do you guys think!
     
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  7. fallenarch

    fallenarch I made fun of the panties, now I have them :( Registered

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    I might do that too. Getting lazy!
     
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  8. Mythos

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    I'd change the filter every time I change oil. The only exception would be if I dumped oil early to do some work on the engine (but then the fairings would be off anyway). As a rule, I'd change oil and filter together every time but if you don't feel like it this time, I'm sure it won't hurt.
     
  9. dave s

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    Your right mythos it's me being lazy
     
  10. ColdBusa

    ColdBusa Take this Jerry, you silly little rodent Donating Member Registered

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    Take my fairings off multiple times a year/month. Doing checks after racing at the track. No issues with fairings being scratched, damaged, or lost fittings. Just need to do it right and they should last.
     
  11. busafan08

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    Taken off the right side off a few times but never the left side yet seems to be a new experience every time I do this job :banghead:
     

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