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Removing the tank fairings on the 2018+ MT07

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Wintersdark

I recently set about doing a throttle body sync today, and needed to fully remove the fairings around the tank on my 2018, and realized there's basically no videos or guides showing this with the newer model, and it differs pretty substantially from the earlier models for which videos and guides abound.  So, without further ado:

 

Removing the tank fairings on the 2018+ MT07!

First, remove the seats.

Screws 1 and 2 are at the base of the seat - release the passenger seat, then remove these two screws, and remove the seat.

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Next, remove the screws on the sides of the scoops:

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Then the screws at the front of the scoops.  Note, only the marked screws (one on each side) not the silver screws.

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Then you can pop the scoops off.  Pull out at the bottom first to release the big pins in the rubber grommets (see photos) then pop out the clips along the top of the scoop.  Because you've taken the pins on the bottom out first, you can tilt the bottom of the scoop away from the bike just a little bit to help pop the top clips out (note their shape) - only tilt the scoop a little, you don't want to snap the clips off!  Be gentle.  With the clips, I find it helps to start at the rearmost one, and pop them out one at a time working forward.  

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Now you've got the scoops off, there's just 4 more screws to go and you're done.

First, pop the two screws off the top of the tank, just forward of the filler:

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Then the two screws at the front of the fairing:

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And it's free!  There are no more screws or clips, you can pull the centerpiece and both side colored panels off as a single unit.  You may need to pull the seat-side bottom edges out a bit (it sits on rubber bumpers attached to the chrome bracket that holds the back of the tank down, so you have to lift the edges of the fairing out over those bumpers) and the front edges by the forks need to be worked around cables.   Just gently work the cover off, and voila!

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I hope this helps someone.  The first time I did this, I took out WAY WAY too many screws, silly pushpins, and other such stuff.  In fact, the only reason you need to pop the scoops off is to get at the screws at the front of the fairing (11 and 12 above).  If not for those two screws, you could take the whole fairing off - scoops and all - in a single piece. 

 

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mjh937

@Wintersdark, thanks for the great "how-to".  I made it sticky so it will stay on the front page and be easy for people to find. 

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