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post #1 of 14 Old 04-19-2008, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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URGENT - Need Info on Front Fairing Removal

I was going to swap the black front fairing from my blue DL1000 with the silver one on my new black DL1000. Not the fairing around the tank, but I am talking about the plastic piece around the headlights (see attached pic). I was anticipating just removing the turn signals and taking out those 4 bolts. The guy in the service dept at the dealer told me it is way more complicated than that. He said it is not just a plastic piece that can be swapped, that actually all of the instrument cluster and other components are mounted on to that piece, and that just removing it would be a 2 hour job.

Not sure if I can trust this guy, because he's the same guy that had never heard of a throttle body sync and insisted no new bike would ever need one or even benefit from one.

Any of you Strommers out there have experience with this piece? Is it a major ordeal, like the service guy said?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-19-2008, 02:43 PM
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Here's an exploded drawing. All the front plastic has to come apart. It isn't quick. A good mechanic familiar with the process could do it faster but it is far from a six bolt process. Besides what is in the drawing, the instrument panel and side cowling pieces need to come off.


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Thanks Greywolf. Looks like I will have to abort my plan.

I'm not too good at reading drawings. Just to clarify, swapping over just that plastic piece like I circle in red would be a major job. It looks to me like it does not have all the electronics as a part of it though, like I was told.

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You have to remove every part connected to that one. The connected parts include electrical parts.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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I took that part off on my 2002 model, not sure is the 07 version is different. The drawings look about the same though. Yes you need to remove all of the fairing pieces, and the turn signals to do it. But the instrument cluster is not attached to it, and it really was not that hard a job. I think the longest part was spent looking things over be sure I was not going to break anything and being sure I knew how it would go back together.

If you are ok with taking off the rest of the fairing yourself, then you should be OK.
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Go slowly, be methodical. It's not that difficult.

I took mine all apart just for kicks.

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[QUOTE=greywolf;219057]Here's an exploded drawing. All the front plastic has to come apart. It isn't quick. A good mechanic familiar with the process could do it faster but it is far from a six bolt process. Besides what is in the drawing, the instrument panel and side cowling pieces need to come off.


Which book was this in? I want to get the whol book. Thanks for drawing 49.
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I use http://shop.suzukiofcarolstream.com/...007&fveh=10125 for the large drawings that can be shown within posts.

For part numbers, scalable drawings and prices, I go with 2007 Suzuki V-Strom (DL1000) OEM Parts, MRCycles

Those are both for your 2007 DL1000 but other models and years are easily found.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Maybe I'm too simple but I've had my, '04 and '05 Wee's apart for repairs and wiring. Other than taking time, it really didn't seem to be a difficult task.
Lots of screws and plastic rivets and learning where to pry to get the pins out of the rubber grommets.
Getting the electrical connections apart was a learning experience too.
It helps to drop a few of the parts and chase them around the garage too!
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