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Today, I pulled the plastic off of both of our SS-S. Installed DP radiator protector and Denali Soundbomb on both. Also installed PDM-60 power distribution module on mine to power tank bag, electric liner controller and other accessories.

Fairing is easier to get off than was the MTS and about the same as the ST...EXCEPT for the forward of the two screws on the very bottom. I only have a rear paddock stand and so cannon get underneath the bike. The front screw goes through both halves of the fairing and is supposed to screw back into a fixed threaded fitting on the very bottom. The problem is I cannot get the screw into the threaded fitting by feel and since I cannot see it, I am stumped.

Anyone have some technique, trick or procedure to get this final screw back in?

I've taken off and reinstalled lots of plastic on 6-7 different models of bikes, but this last screw is a problem.

Otherwise, the fairing is pretty straight forward to remove and reinstall.

Any help from someone who has successfully accomplished this task is greatly appreciated.

Absent some magic technique, I suppose i'll go to cycle gear and get a lift/stand for the front end just to put this one confounded screw back in.
 

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Use a mirror and flashlight and you should be able to verify if the clip nut and fairing holes are aligned.

Why the Denali SoundBomb? Did you consider the PIAA sport horn? Almost as lound as the SoundBomb (repackaged Stebel) and easy to install at stock horn location.

One suggestion, replace the relay which came with your kit with a reputable brand. The kit relay is known to be marginal and a low time failure rate item.
 

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I just leave it on the side stand.

Note, don't forget the two rubbers by each side of the fairing / radiator cover, It's easy to forget them while trying to line up the rest of the fairing.
 

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The mirror and flashlight occurred to me so I'll give it a try since you have proven it works.

I went with the Soundbomb as I put the PIAA on the STs and then tried the Strubel on the MTS. We rode about 200 miles today and I like the SoundBomd. I left the stock horn in place to you get a really loud 3 note horn.
 

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Today, I pulled the plastic off of both of our SS-S. Installed DP radiator protector and Denali Soundbomb on both. Also installed PDM-60 power distribution module on mine to power tank bag, electric liner controller and other accessories.

Fairing is easier to get off than was the MTS and about the same as the ST...EXCEPT for the forward of the two screws on the very bottom. I only have a rear paddock stand and so cannon get underneath the bike. The front screw goes through both halves of the fairing and is supposed to screw back into a fixed threaded fitting on the very bottom. The problem is I cannot get the screw into the threaded fitting by feel and since I cannot see it, I am stumped.

Anyone have some technique, trick or procedure to get this final screw back in?

I've taken off and reinstalled lots of plastic on 6-7 different models of bikes, but this last screw is a problem.

Otherwise, the fairing is pretty straight forward to remove and reinstall.

Any help from someone who has successfully accomplished this task is greatly appreciated.

Absent some magic technique, I suppose i'll go to cycle gear and get a lift/stand for the front end just to put this one confounded screw back in.
I had the same problem my first time. My solution is while inserting front screw thru hole with free hand pull bottom of radiator shroud forward until holes align. It's an alignment issue. I have had no problem on the following fairing installs.
 

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I had the same problem my first time. My solution is while inserting front screw thru hole with free hand pull bottom of radiator shroud forward until holes align. It's an alignment issue. I have had no problem on the following fairing installs.
The use of a mirror and flashlight has been discussed above in this thread, so I'm curious if you have another means for looking at the holes in the fairing to see the alignment? Or did you just do it by feel whilst pulling on the radiator shroud?
 

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The use of a mirror and flashlight has been discussed above in this thread, so I'm curious if you have another means for looking at the holes in the fairing to see the alignment? Or did you just do it by feel whilst pulling on the radiator shroud?
I've had no need to look at the holes. I can do it by feel. Once the radiator shroud is aligned the screw will go into place.
 

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I've had no need to look at the holes. I can do it by feel. Once the radiator shroud is aligned the screw will go into place.
Cool! That was my guess but wanted to confirm.

This is exactly the type of information that makes this forum such a great resource.

Thanks!
 
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Using a mirror and head light, I pulled the radiator shroud forward and the screw went right in! Thanks to oldndumb and Timdrinkswin for your great advice.

I love this forum.
 
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