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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 05:50 PM
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When taking the top shelter off, I mark every screw with dots with a sharp permanent marker. 1 dot then 2 dots, etc. Those bolts have shoulders of different lengths and I want them to go back in the same holes they came out of. Each left and right sides are mirrors of each other so I start with the two bolts at the speakers and mark them going down the side under the trim. Sure makes it easier putting them back in.

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Ok. I got the bolts out by soaking them in liquid wrench overnight, then giving them a quick whack with a hammer before I unscrewed them. Now I'm stuck trying to unhook the electrical connector underneath the dashboard, right in front of the key switch. I've watched two videos and the guys just reach in there and presto-change-o, the connector is unhooked. I reach in there and nothing happens other than I scrape my hand every time. Grrr. Any tips on getting this connector apart?
Make sure the connector's snap lock is disconnected while your pulling on it. I had a heck of a time getting my unhooked too. It has one of those plastic bars that fit over a piece of raised plastic to lock it in place, just like all of the other connectors on the bike.

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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I got the dashboard off. I just pushed on anything that looked like a tab and the thing finally slid apart. Fake tank is next.
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When taking the top shelter off, I mark every screw with dots with a sharp permanent marker. 1 dot then 2 dots, etc. Those bolts have shoulders of different lengths and I want them to go back in the same holes they came out of. Each left and right sides are mirrors of each other so I start with the two bolts at the speakers and mark them going down the side under the trim. Sure makes it easier putting them back in.
I made a cardboard template of the screw location. Just put the screws in the right spots on the template.
Did the same thing with the trunk inner liner.
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Please don't kick me off the board for all my questions. I am trying to take the fake tank off. There are two big plug ins holding it in place. I think they are for the radio. Do you just pull them straight out or is there some twisting or shoving involved? I am determined not to damage my bike during this process! Watched three videos without getting much insight on this. BTW, thanks for all the responses so far. And I have made a template for the screws. Except for the two I dropped.
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What is a " fake tank " ? The top shelter ?

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It is the piece that has the radio buttons and such on it.
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It is the piece that has the radio buttons and such on it.
Ok. There is a decent video by Steve Saunders on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/B0XcFL4bsGI

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Please don't kick me off the board for all my questions. I am trying to take the fake tank off. There are two big plug ins holding it in place. I think they are for the radio. Do you just pull them straight out or is there some twisting or shoving involved? I am determined not to damage my bike during this process! Watched three videos without getting much insight on this. BTW, thanks for all the responses so far. And I have made a template for the screws. Except for the two I dropped.
Did you take the seat off and remove the nuts on either side that is behind the corner of the seat? Also if I remember correctly there are two screws under the key guard.

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The seat came off first. I've been following two videos on Youtube. The Steve Saunders video and one by some Canadian fellow. I've got the top cover loose, except for disconnecting the electrical connectors underneath it. I have a three day weekend coming up, so I'm determined to get it finished. We've got a fall-foliage tour planned in October and I want it to be ready.
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