Hey all. This is a 2015 650XT (beak). While maneuvering it backwards it got away from me and the windshield hit against a nearby object and shattered. The windshield took out the top mounting hole on up and around the corner. There was no getting around it, the whole thing had to come apart.
If you do any work on the fairing, styling pieces, remove the tank, etc you'll come to the idea that there is a steep price for styling - lack of an easy fix. All of these pieces have small flimsy tabs, hooks, and some Velcro to hold everything together tightly. It is all designed to go together "once" and not be taken apart ever again. I bet that the Vee2 will afford you the same experience as I had with the Wee2.
I'm not saying that better people than me couldn't dis-assemble / assemble this all day long but I never want to again.
On another note, TAKE PICTURES OF EVERY SCREW, BOLT, BRACKET, PUSH-PIN CONNECTOR, RUBBER SPACERS, ETC "BEFORE IT IS REMOVED"!!!! There are many silver / black screws / bolts, some are longer than others, some bolts have un-threaded sections, etc. There was even a slight difference from left side versus right on the bike due to a bolt holding the wiring bracket on the left but using a similar anchor point as on the right. I took pics, used plastic bags, and labeled those plastic bags and I was glad 100-times that I did. Even though I've done my KLR engine, BMW engine, even a Volvo engine in the past, the similarity of all these screws / bolts made it hard for me to associate without the labeled bags and pictures. I guess it would be different if I had a trusty Clymer manual but none are out as far as I know.
Anyway, I'd save yourself a whole bunch of trouble and keep the "beak". Inevitability, something will get broken in the "de-beaking" / re-assembly process because there maybe four hooks / tabs that all have to come out / go in at once and you'll break some and then have gaps / buzzing.
With the tank off too, I went crazy with the Eastern Beaver subsystems, LED auxiliary lighting, and accessory power outlets, accessed the OEM heated grip outlet and the OEM power outlet, added heated grips, outlet for my heated jacket liner, etc, labeled every wire every 1 ft and grouped them into main trunk-lines of split plastic wire sleeves down each side of the bike back to an EB 8-circuit fuse box under the seat. I love being able to disable the ABS when riding hilly gravel roads especially going down hill.
Anyway, that's my two cents on the beak.