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2018 MT-07 fairing removal

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Xom

Hi folks,

 

Quick post to see if someone can explain how to remove the fairing around the tank on a 2018 bike. I want to get at the flasher relay (which I presume is in the same location as the previous years) but I don't know how to remove this fairing, and I am too scared to try and work it out for myself in case I break something.

 

Thanks very much!

 

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Beemer

I can't say for sure but it seems to me after taking the screws out a quick tug would undo it. It shouldn't take the jaws of life to separate it.

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DewMan

After writing up instructions on removing the side panels on a 2014-2017, I did a reading comprehension check on the original post. and noticed you mentioned it was a 2018. So I can be of no assistance. Sorry.

When you figure it out post some helpful pix or video so the rest of us can benefit from your experience, please. 👍

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Cruizin

This would make a great tech tip!

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intensity_white

I did this to my 2018 the other day when I installed my EJK.  I didn't take any pics because I was figuring it out as I went. However, it turned out to be pretty easy, seemingly easier than the previous model years based on the EJK install video I watched.

 

Basically, you can remove the two colored tank shell pieces and the central black plastic piece that surrounds the filler cap as one unit.   I simply removed the two air scoops on either side (1 or 2 screws and some clips IIRC) and then removed about 6 or so screws from the tank shell (two at the base, two near the filler cap, 2 near the radiator) and the whole thing lifted off.

 

One thing I didn't think of until I was done was using some of the diagrams on the parts websites for reference.  For example, at first, I tried to remove each side of the tank shell separately.  The parts diagram seems to indicate that this isn't possible (bolts hold the shell to the central piece from underneath.

 

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