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    Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    on: May 23, 2017, 10.21 pm
    May 23, 2017, 10.21 pm
    Found some excellent articles on here regarding side panel removal ( want to connect a gps lead into the stock connected) but mine has the Honda crash bars fitted and the lower bolt which holds the panel as far as I can see is blocked by the crashbar.

    Does this mean I need to remove the crashbar to get at the bolt?


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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 10.54 pm
    May 23, 2017, 10.54 pm
    Hi Thunder

    The answer is you will need to take out the top bolt and the bottom bolt to get a clear working space in the electrical section as  there is a square plastic pin section on the inner side of the panel that locks the frame.

    Slacken or remove crash bar to give you space mine are not OEM bars.

    The space it tight with crash bars and you need to remove the LHS panel to get to the electrics, remove bolts and plastic pins, disconnect carefully the TC switch by pushing in the side of the switch after you have got the panel loose.

    To get the panel loose pull outwards and forward releasing the internal clip and then moving the panel in the guides disconnect the Traction Control TC and the panel is yours.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 05.49 am
    May 24, 2017, 05.49 am
    As Min says, its a pain, but the OE bars/spotlights, need to be removed first,, before front side panel removal. :151:

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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 06.41 am
    May 24, 2017, 06.41 am
    Thanks for that, it's what I thought having looked at the positioning of the bars and to be honest will make things a lot easier if they are off the bike but thought I'd check.

    Does anyone know if the connections for the lights are easily accessible for disconnection?

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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 07.34 am
    May 24, 2017, 07.34 am
    Hi Thunder

    What type of lights are you fitting?

    If they are LED there will be little power load but if you go for standard 55W flood/spots then a relay may be required.
    Take care on this as you don't want to damage/burn out the wiring.

    I have fitted Givi 310 and 320 in the past the latter LED not needing a relay.

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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 08.39 am
    May 24, 2017, 08.39 am
    I did a similar job, I removed the lights from the bars but rather than discontinued them I tyewrapped them out of the way so they were not hanging on the leads.


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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 08.43 am
    May 24, 2017, 08.43 am
    *Originally Posted by Min [+]
    Hi Thunder

    What type of lights are you fitting?

    If they are LED there will be little power load but if you go for standard 55W flood/spots then a relay may be required.
    Take care on this as you don't want to damage/burn out the wiring.

    I have fitted Givi 310 and 320 in the past the latter LED not needing a relay.

    Min G0JMS  :148:

    The lights are already in place Min, bike I believe is Highlander spec, just asking for reference when removing the bars.  :005:

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    Re: Side panel removed with Honda crash bars.
    Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 08.45 am
    May 24, 2017, 08.45 am
    *Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
    I did a similar job, I removed the lights from the bars but rather than discontinued them I tyewrapped them out of the way so they were not hanging on the leads.

    Thanks for that, confirmed my original thoughts  :087:

     



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