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post #1 of 5 Old 05-20-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Body panels/fairing

I just took delivery of the Suzuki power outlet. More vague instructions and fuzzy photos at best!!! It is clear from the directions that the side panels and front lower fairing need to come off to install the mounting bracket. I removed the screws for the orange panels and there is something hidden still holding everything on the bike. Rather than break tabs and hidden clips I think it is best to ask here for instructions and PHOTOS. If someone would post a video that would be even better.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-20-2012, 12:08 PM
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You need to get the black plastic piece under the tank out of the way first. Then,
there is a dual lock connection, much like super Velcro, at the top of the colored side piece. Pull the top of the colored panel away from the tank until you feel the dual lock release. Then wiggle the panel to the rear to clear the tabs.

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You might look at the owners manual where it is talking about pulling those panels for maintenance. Hope that helps. Also is the Suzuki power outlet one that accepts regular car type plugins or is it dedicated to Suzuki only?
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Dual lock connector? Oye! I read somewhere it is a matter of pulling back and up for the side tank color cover. After I get that color panel off the rest seems logical.
BTW the local dealer is no help. They must be protecting their service dept. interests.
Still needing some kind of a photo log to not do damage.
The answer to the power outlet question is, yes, it is the OE Suzuki kit. Strange they would put the connector/outlet on the right side instead of the left where all things electrical like heated gear normally go.
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It's not that difficult, just take it slow. The directions in the kit actually tell you what you need to know, although the clarity could use a bit of work.

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