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Starting a thread re fairing removal, reinstallation, or adjustment because it is being mentioned in other threads which have no bearing on it whatsoever. At best, in the future this forum will become frustrating to use when searching for specific information if it continues in the current willy nilly fashion of not trying to stay on a thread subject..

The fairings are retained on the bike by a combination of screws and by pins/locators which engage rubber grommets. Those pins determine the fairing installation position. Any attempt to change a fairing position runs a high risk of damaging the plastic pins. A successful repair of a broken plastic pin is doubtful.

The fairing removal procedure is on pages 259 and 260 of the owner manual, but it does not mention the pins or the grommets. Nor does it provide hardware information.

Screws 1 are longer than the rest because they go into a wellnut. Very easy to damage the wellnut by over-torquing the screw.
Screws 2 are shoulder bolts. The shoulders determine the infill panel position.
Screws 5 are silver and carry nylon washers.
All of these screw will damage the fairing/panel plastic if over-torqued.

One of the pins is located at the bottom forward area under the oil cooler area and it inserts into a grommet on the fairing. The other pins are part of the fairings and insert into grommets on the frame and headlight housing. The two pins on the forward corner of the fairing go into grommets on the headlight fairing. These two pins, along with the one on the bottom, determine the fairing fore and aft position. There is no adjustment provision for these pins.

There is a pin on the fairing aft corner which goes into a grommet attached to the fuel tank. It secures the fairing rear corner and has no adjustment provision.

Highly advisable to spray the pins/grommets with a rubber lubricant before attempting to disengage them. Also advisable to lubricate them prior to assembly.
Very possible that I left something out because my mind wanders doing mundane tasks. Feel free to ask questions, so long as you can stand the answer. >:)
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First question and it is a good one! :smile2:
No, they do not tell us what the torque spec is. Feedback via my calibrated wrist tells me that is is very low. I intend to get a printout of all of the torque specs in the next couple of days.
 

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No, they do not tell us what the torque spec is. Feedback via my calibrated wrist tells me that is is very low. I intend to get a printout of all of the torque specs in the next couple of days.
Since its plastic, i dont expect them to have very specific torque specs. Like OnD said, have to be careful how far to tighten them.

BTW, hows does she look naked? :wink2:
 

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A great piece of information, thanks for the write up, I'd be very interested in something that tells us the full story on how to access the battery.

Thanks O&D much appreciated.
 

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Yes keep the good information coming. I will need to change the battery as soon as the bike arrives, I have my Lithium ready to fit. The .pdf owners manual does tell you how to remove it (page 270), but I haven't read the fairing removal section yet.
 

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Always better to get a full set of instructions with pictures from some one who's done it and knows what they are doing.
Yes of course.
My blog will now have to change models again. It was a technical blog for the Ducati ST2, then changed to the 848, then changed again to the 250 Mk3 and now will have to change to the Supersport as I find things to change and modify. One thing that I do is post loads of pictures and videos on it.
 

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Yes of course.
My blog will now have to change models again. It was a technical blog for the Ducati ST2, then changed to the 848, then changed again to the 250 Mk3 and now will have to change to the Supersport as I find things to change and modify. One thing that I do is post loads of pictures and videos on it.
That's great, I'll look forward to that.....
 

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se7en, when you get a chance, read the first paragraph, first post, this thread.
While I totally understand what your goal is by staying on topic, it DOES seem a little petty and childish not to allow ANY small side talk on other minor topics. To me, its the way normal conversations go in real life. As a member of 8 other forums, its the way they all are. In the future, I will defiantly stay on topic on ANY post you personally start. In fact, I may not post on one again. Thanks for your continued passive aggressive approach to thread management.
 

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se7en, when you get a chance, read the first paragraph, first post, this thread.
While I totally understand what your goal is by staying on topic, it DOES seem a little petty and childish not to allow ANY small side talk on other minor topics. To me, its the way normal conversations go in real life. As a member of 8 other forums, its the way they all are. In the future, I will defiantly stay on topic on ANY post you personally start. In fact, I may not post on one again Thanks for your continued passive aggressive approach to thread management.
Old and Dumb, I have been on this site now for a few months and have been on many other Ducati boards over the past 15 years. I have to agree that it seems like with many of your posts you are jaded, cynical and mildly rude. I tell my secretary that if she is about to use all caps or a lot of exclamation points in an email she should probably wait about an hour before sending it because it's probably not appropriate in its tone. I'm offering you the same advice before you touch the little paper airplane button. Maybe it will help you be more congenial in your commentary. We all are here to get along and have fun our great new motorcycles. No one is here to be insulted or demeaned I hope you do not take offense because I mean none. Just trying to offer a little guidance.
 

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Who would have thought that a fairing removal post would have caused a kerfuffle? Well, it actually wasn't the removal post per se, it was just my implied request as the OP for the thread to stay on subject. No foot stomping, just a request based on my opinion. Of course, when I posted it I was operating under the illusion that I was entitled to an opinion. Maybe I am, but some people here, even though they do not hesitate to share theirs, do not believe I am entitled to the same privilege.

Several posts into the thread, se7en decides to ask a battery question. Definitely not a fairing removal related question, but I gave him benefit of the doubt and responded that when he had a chance,to read the first paragraph, first post, this thread. No foot stomping or calling him names or anything approaching an insult. I even naively attached a nice smiley. In return, se7en declared that I was petty, childish, and passive aggressive. I have no knowledge of se7ens demeanor but those words certainly seemed like an emotional overreaction. But, it was his opinion and we know that he is entitled to it same as some of us are.

Then we have PEDS DOC. He hasn't posted much here but he has made it plain that I do not meet his standards. However, to his credit, he is willing to offer me the benefit of his guidance. Only problem is that he had no compunction about describing me with three separate distinctly insulting adjectives. Somehow I do not think that is an accepted method of influencing behavior. He closed his post saying that he hoped I had not been offended and that he had not meant to do so. News flash, PEDS DOC. Anytime someone says that they hope they have not offended someone it is because that is precisely what they did, and they know they did it. If his intent was meant to offer friendly guidance, the forum PM venue would have been the appropriate way to do that.

So, if anyone is so displeased with my posts to the point of needing to go ad hominem on me, why don't you do yourself a favor and block me? If you do not want to do that, continue to debate me but use a bit of intelligence and stop the cheap ad hominem shots. I have tried to do that. Just my opinion; yours may vary.
 

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We're used to OldnDumb on the other Ducati forum. I didn't like him at first but then I realized being a bit of a dick is just his style. That's kind of how we communicate now. It's all about being versatile in your communication abilities.
@PhilB can be that way sometimes too, huh Phil? >:)

For the sake of staying on topic: I like the SS fairings.
 

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Off topic.
What I like about this forum is that we don't dress comments in cotton wool. At work we are surrounded by falseness and political correctness. What a lot of BS. Here we say it how it is. You don't pay my salary and you don't suck my d**k, yes some respect and politeness is required but cotton wool dressing is not constructive and only gets on peoples nerves because we end up dancing around the subject. Let us all be men as men are meant to be.
 
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