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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #48 on: December 01, 2018, 11:57:31 AM
Such a useful post 4 years on.
Unless you know in advance how these panels mount,  it's very easy to break something.
Thanks Hartley  :047:

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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #49 on: September 25, 2019, 08:41:25 PM
Anyone have the original pics? They seem to have disappeared from original post.. Thanks.

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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #50 on: September 25, 2019, 09:36:19 PM
If anyone needs a replacement black plastic tank panel (right hand)  with all lugs intact, I've got one here -  £35 posted to regular UK address.

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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #51 on: September 27, 2019, 12:46:13 AM
There you go McGrath, original post updated with new links to pics.


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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #52 on: September 27, 2019, 06:32:01 AM
Thanks Hartley, I'll print those off now 😁

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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #53 on: October 06, 2019, 07:26:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
There you go McGrath, original post updated with new links to pics.
Thanks a million Hartley for putting this thread together. Just took me 5 hours to change the air filter due to the spinning bolt receiver on one side. Lucky you added that part to the guide. I never heard of it before. I tried to snag it with a small allan key like you did. Didn't work for me.
I fixed it by removing the radiator side panel to give some more wiggle room as you suggested and then pulled out the side panel enough to get a spanner on to the 12mm bolt that holds the knee cover to the bike. With a bit of patience and taking my time I teased the front panel forward enough to unhitch it and then moved the knee panel and front panel backwards to remove them in one piece. Was easy to clamp and remove the allan bolt then. Got air filter in and I've glued the receivers in the knee panels now. I'll leave over night to dry and reassembly tomorrow. I was lucky as I had one side removed to use as a reference.
Don't know that I would have got it sorted without this guide!!
Cheers.



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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #54 on: October 06, 2019, 10:21:41 PM
Glad you got it sorted mate, really is a sh1t idea that could easily be corrected during manufacture.

Nice one for posting the method you used, if it got you out of trouble it will someone else too.
This is where forums like this come into their own.


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Re: Side Panel Removal Guide.
Reply #55 on: December 08, 2019, 09:44:19 PM
Great post with instructions and photos...thanks. I installed Hepco & Becker crash bars today. Without this thread I’d still be in the garage trying to figure out how to remove the side panel.

Rob, 2017 VFR DCT
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