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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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How-To: Remove the fairings of the 2013 CBR500R

Here's a little visual on how to do this slightly annoying procedure for anyone that's wondering. After you figure out what needs to be done first, it's not too bad, I promise.



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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 02:54 AM
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have you taken off the front cowl?
I cant seem to take that off. is there a hidden bolt holding it there to the head light or something?
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t0ad where did you come across this wonderful color coded diagram for fairing removal ? .There is nothing like this in the released Honda manual

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have you taken off the front cowl?
I cant seem to take that off. is there a hidden bolt holding it there to the head light or something?
Yeah, I've had the whole front end of the thing apart a few times now. There are 2 small silver bolts buried behind the headlight assembly (in addition to the one bolt on the bottom of the headlight and 2 screws on the sides where the fairings attach), so it's pretty much impossible to get the front cowl/windscreen off without taking the entire unit off the bike.

Thankfully that's not TOO horrible to do, just get both fairing side pieces off and go at the 2 silver bolts & nuts (you'll know they're the right ones if the nuts have a round cap facing outward instead of just being a regular nut) that are holding the metal bracket that attach the headlight assembly to the frame. You'll need a long-ish extension for your socket wrench to get at them, just turn the handlebars from side to side to expose them.

Be sure to disconnect the 2 wiring connectors on the kickstand-side of the bike up near the gastank, those are for lights and gauges. Lastly, when you loosen up and remove the topmost bolt and nut, the whole assembly will come down and the bottom of the headlight will rest on your front fender, so be wary of that!

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t0ad where did you come across this wonderful color coded diagram for fairing removal ? .There is nothing like this in the released Honda manual
I just whipped it up in Photoshop real quick
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Superb work toad looks very good, i tried one evening to take one side off but gave up for fear of snapping something!!

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tOad you are TOP MAN , that is a fantastic diagram , pity the jerks who worked on the official Honda workshop manual didn't have somebody of your ability to direct them how to do things properly
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Haha, their engineers are all about just the basics and their bean-counters keep them from releasing high-quality color photos in the manuals I imagine. It's up to us backyard mechanics to fill in the gaps!
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Thanks toad. You are appreciated.

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That is awesome! But what a PITA!!! On the CBR250R it was like 3 bolts easily reached, and a couple of tabs: 3-5 minutes both sides tops.

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Thanks for the info! will be useful whenever puig releases their windscreen cause its getting swapped ASAP!
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