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Old 11-11-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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removing fairings from an R80RT

howya's lads new to the forum here, quick question for ya's how difficult would it be to remove the fairings from an 80RT, i know id have to get new lights and indicators so how difficult would it be to wire the new parts up.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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I just did that to my R100R/T this past summer.Rather a long affair,not too difficult.Got some headlight "ears" and they went on without a hitch.Have yet to wire front turn signals,got some bar end signals from a german friend.Wouldnt want to re-install that fairing tho!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
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This is really no big deal and is done all the time....removing, adding or changing the fairings.... I have done it myself.

I would suggest that you look for used parts, the only 2 things that you need are headlight ears and turn signal mounts. You can go with the "stock" or OEM look and see what you find out there...The parts are interchangeable so you find them all the time. Your wiring will transfer over. Or you can buy new stuff, custom parts for head light ears and turn signals... That is done all the time.

I would plan on a day.... In the morning to remove the fairing and the afternoon to mount the new head light ears and turn signals. But it all depends how confident you are....you may want to find OEM used parts and go to a tech day and get some assistance.

Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Or you could put the bike in storage for ten years when the style will be a return to full faired bikes. Everything goes in cycles.

Good luck with it. I've seen those after market headlight ears and I prefer the OEM ones.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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cheers for the swift reply lads this seems like a quality forum, ill bite the bullet and probably get a faired one unless i can find an un-faired one cheers
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