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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Default Fairing front won't come off...

I've taken off all the bolts in all the videos I've watched online and this damn fairing front still won't come off. Just stuck at the bottom I don't get it. I've been trying to get this off for an hour.

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Speaker bolt out, 3 under that on sides out.
Still not coming loose.

What the heck is going on?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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I figured it out.

Prior owner installed kuryakyn driving lights that attach in place of stock turn signal mounts. Uses bracket inside of fairing so it was bolted on each side at bottom. Came right off after removing all of that. Made this more headache than I care for.

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That's good. All I was going to be able to suggest was get a bigger hammer.
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Oh I was getting angry.
Sucks because now when I put the lights back on they need to be aimed again etc. I guess I shouldn't need to get into fairing often but still this is a PITA.

On top of this fun I find the left speaker just floating loose. I thought it was blown but no just nothing to secure it. Only one bolt in the plastic speaker cage and the insert is just spinning so that's gone now. Threads look okay on the other three inserts so I'll go bolt shopping tomorrow.

Basically I spent a lot of time getting nothing done but I'll attack it in the morning.
I did find what I think is the brain for the remote LED but I'm not certain. Not sure what else would have an antenna sticking out of it in the left lower.
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I also have the Kuryakyn driving lights. I find the attachment and the aiming of them to be a ridiculous design. I posted when I installed mine that whoever designed them should be forced to install them and adjust them to anyone who ever bought them. Regardless of where they live.

Not sure on yours but one of mine (left one) is also just a bit loose on the adjustment mount. There must be a nut inside that comes loose every time I tightened that bottom nut. To avoid removing the lightbulb and its front lens cover I installed two nuts on the post and tightened the post as much as I could. Sure enough, when I went to mount the light and tighten the bottom nut, it loosened a little.

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There was a crapton of loctite on everything so maybe that is how they fixed it.

I had to carefully go over the instructions online to finally figure out my issue. Internal bracket is necessary since plastic can't support the weight but I'm not a fan of putting lights in that location. For best visible attention getting is better down on highway bar.
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There is not much highway bar visible for attachment of lights on a XCT. However, they make some driving lights for the XCT that attach to the brake caliper mounting bolts.

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I realize that but it looks like enough. Several I was looking at online have pegs so I know it possible to attach there.
Not a big deal yet just a pain to completely uninstall and reinstall the lights every time I need to get into fairing. I'm annoyed.
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Actually think I'll just go to stock for now and leave the lights off. I'll be opening it a few times this month to work on things. Have to clean up crappy wire routing and find out about this remote control LED light thing. No matches on Google look anything like it with a remote. It doesn't work at the moment.
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sounds like you need a easier application for lights
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