The Caboteria / Main Web / PhotoAlbum / BeemerFairingRemoval (24 Nov 2009, TobyCabot)
My Dad used his bike for transportation, but I use it mostly for weekend fun, so I don't need (or want) the big fairing on the front, and I decided to take it off. The process was a little bit involved because the fairing incorporates the headlight and turn signals so there was some wiring to be undone, but overall it went pretty well.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 40-year-old bikes sure have simpler wiring than modern ones!

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 The fairing gets its headlight and turnsignal signals from an "umbilical" cord that's patched into the wiring inside the headlight.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 The turn signals are patched to the "umbilical" cord externally.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 The headlight reflector is held into the ring using a very clever system of bent wires.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 The headlight that's builtin to the fairing uses the headlight connector and parking light socket from the bike's original headlight.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Brown: ground, white: high beam, yellow: low beam.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Doesn't look like progress but the "umbilical" cord is gone.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 The turn signal stems will have to be cleaned up (since they provide ground) and the wires routed back through the tubes.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 That's it for tonight...

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 I think the Duc likes having a German pal.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Sunday morning, and I've got the headlight plug connected and one turn signal housing dry-fit.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 D'oh! I broke the other housing. Pro-tip: don't hit pot metal with a hammer.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Let's try superglue.

Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Looking pretty good, with the headlight back in, and one signal wired up.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 I think we're ready to go.

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Uploaded by uploadtotwiki/2007-02-12 Needs some gentle cleaning to get rid of the adhesive residue.

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