1: Starting in a clean work environment you can begin removing the fairings.
2: We started on the right side by removing this lower Allen- bolt.
3: This front lower Allen bolt will need to be removed as well.
4: The Allen bolt in the left corner will need to be removed before you can start unbolting the silver panel.
5: This upper Allen bolt and lower pushpin will need to be removed next.
6: Use a small screwdriver or the like to push the center of the pin inward, which releases the tabs.
7: After the pin is pushed inward, use a flat-blade screwdriver or the like to pullout the pin assembly.
8: Now remove the upper Allen bolt we mentioned in step five.
9: Moving downward near the rear brake pedal, remove the Allen bolt securing the grey plastic trim.
10: Midway up the fairing you'll find an Allen bolt, remove it as well.
11: Underneath on the right side just aft of the Yamaha sticker is another Allen bolt, go ahead and remove it as well.
12: Up front just behind the front tire is another Allen bolt you'll need to remove. Careful, this holds the two fairings together.
13: Inside the fairing there are two pushpins and one Phillip's head pushpin.
14/15: Here are some close-ups of the upper pushpins on either side--remove them.
16: Here's the lower Phillip's head pushpin, remove it as well.
17: A close-up of the aforementioned pushpin.
18: There's another pushpin located under the air intake up front.
19: Another pushpin will need to be removed on the right side. This one is located near the air duct.
20: As with the other side, you'll need to remove the two Allen bolts as well as the pushpin.
21: Again, like the other side you'll need to remove the Allen bolt located on the lower end of the grey panel.
22: Moving underneath the bike you'll find these two Allen bolts as well...remove them.
23: And the rearmost Allen bolt.
24: You're almost there but don't forget the three pushpins we mentioned for the other side.
25/26: Unplug the blinkers and simply remove the fairings. Note that there's a locking device at the bottom of the fairings to hold them together. Carefully unhinge the tabs and they'll break free.
27: Start reinstalling the fairings by snapping the silver trim into its tabs. This allows the fairings to hang freely, making installation easier. Note: We found it easier to install the right side first.
28: Next, reinstall the three pushpins on the right side of the inner fairing as well as the upper center one under the air intake.
29: Don't forget the two Allen bolts and the pushpin.
30: You've got one lower Allen on the right.
31: Now clip the upper grey trim on the left side into the appropriate tabs.
32: Up next are the two pushpins on the right-side inner fairing.
33: The third and lower pushpin on the right is next.
34: Don't forget the Allen bolt as well as the pushpin.
35: Secure the rear Allen-bolt and you're almost done.
36: The lower Allen-bolt on the grey trim is up next.
37: Now the two lower Allen-bolts on the left side.
38: Tighten the lower rear Allen bolt and you've only got one more step.
39: The front Allen-bolt is the last step. Before heading out for a ride make sure your oil level is correct, there's no leaks and all of your bolts are securely replaced.
Tools needed: Allen- wrenches or sockets
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Time: 20 mins
Inevitably at some point you'll need to remove your bodywork. Even if you're not the type to spin a wrench, knowing how to take-off your fairings is a valuable skill. After all, oftentimes the plastics need to be removed during common installs like flushmounts, sliders and while changing your oil/filter.
While removing the maze of plastic tabs, bolts and fasteners can seem a little daunting, if you take your time and handle the pieces with care, the process is easy. In the end, it's simply finding out what order works best and which pieces pop into what. So read on, it's as simple as that.
Reinstalling the fairings