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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2009, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Front Cowling Removal

Has anyone removed the front cowling on a V-Strom? By front cowling I mean the section that goes around the headlights and has the turn signals mounted on it. I've got all the rest of the plastic off, I thought I had everything loose, but something is still holding it and I can't find the trick so I obviously missed something. The service manual says to remove the panel around the instruments first but even that doesn't seem to want to let go.

I've got a DL1000 here that belongs to a friend and it has some headlight problems. It's got a headlight modulator on it and there are a bunch of splices and crimp connectors that I suspect might be part of the problem. It sure would be easier to work on if I could get that cowling off but I'm apparently missing the trick.

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There are a couple of spear points penetrating grommets (#14 shows the left grommet) similar to the ones on the back of the under tank frame covers. You can see them in the fiche diagram. They take a degree of force to pop out.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Thanks, Pat. That's bound to be what it is. Since it isn't my bike I didn't want to force things and break the plastic.

I appreciate the help.

Update -- Yep, that's all it was. Took a little more effort than most of them do but it came right off. Thanks again.

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For a 2009, this diagram is missing 2 screws. They go into the cowl from behind the instrument cluster (hence the need to take it out).
They are located just above the headlights and go through the frame. If you have removed everything else and pull gently around everything else will pop out, but you'll feel the resistance in the middle of the cowl. That's the 2 screws.
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It's a parts diagram. Where there are two identical screws of the same part number, only one is usually pictured.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I 'm playing with getting the headlight bracket straighter on a salvage Wee I have.
I gave all the rubber grommets a shot of silicone spray and left the fasteners a bit loose so all the bits would line up easily, like the two allen screws on the top of the front piece.
It's not a difficult task but patience makes it go together mo bettah!
Also amazing at how much play there is the pieces when gently coerced.
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