Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Re: How to remove the nose cone?
Jim in Renton sent me a link on nosecone removal. Following is the text provided by Mark Neblett in the HOW. Raffy's suggestion in the above post about NOT having to remove the fairings should apply and save some time.
From Mark Neblett:
Let's see if I can summarize this:
1. Remove L&R upper fairing panels (including mirrors and under mirror winglets).
2. Remove windshield -- two plastic screw covers (grab insides and pull/rotate outboard until they pop! off), then remove four 3mm Allens (don't loose rubber washers between windshield and support brackets).
3. Remove dash panel
-- pry out dash light anbd remove T25 torx screw hidden behind light
-- remove four T25s around lower periphery of dash cover
-- remove two T25s (one on each side) at top of windshield arm slots
-- lift dash cover off
4. Prepare nose for removal
-- remove headlight adjuster knob -- remove phillips screw in side of knob, pull off knob, remove hex nut under and washers behind knob (remember order and orientation of pieces for reassembly), pull headlight cable shaft back through dash panel
-- disconnect headlight plug at left rear of housing (press retaining clip in and pull off)
-- disconnect air temp sensor under headlight housing
-- pull out rubber parking light bulb holder from bottom of housing
-- remove two T25 screws from each (L&R) bottom edge of the nose fairing
-- remove two 4 mm Allen-headed mirror mounting studs from each (L&R) side of the nose fairing
5. Remove nose fairing
-- remove last T25 screw at top front center of the nose (normally hidden by the dash cover) -- HOLD/SUPPORT the nose!
-- standing directly in front of the nose, slowly draw the fairing straight forward, while helping guide the headlight adjuster cable out of its S-shaped path from dash to headlight. Remember the path for reinstallation.
-- have a soft towel read to set the fairing down on to avoid scratches
Reinstallation is the reverse of removal
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