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Old 08-19-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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damn plastic push pin things

what is the trick to taking off these black plastic push pin things??? i'm trying to take off the right fairing to change the oil and i keep running into these little bastards, it takes a while of trying to pry and squeeze it with a screwdriver and plyers, but is there some trick i'm missing here??? I'm about to just put a bolt and a washer/nut in place instead of putting these fuckers back when i finally get the fairing off.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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push in on the middle of them and then pull up from the sides....
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure they are not the push in style (not on mine). I just use a screw driver (flat) that the blade is the width of the groove. Slide it in flat, then turn the handle to have one side touching the base and the other pulling the core out. As soon as I get it mostly up.. grab it with my hands. They do not have to come all the way out (core)... probley about half way than the hole clip comes out together.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

There are two types on the bike. The "push" ones are ridiculously easy to use. The "pry" ones are harder because the plastic becomes more mutilated with every use. The "pry" type are bigger than the "push" type, I would say a little smaller than a quarter. The push styles are significantly smaller.

I agree the ones that require a flat head to pry them up are a pain in the ass, but you'll get used to it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

so wait... there are 2 types for the right fairing ? Or just in general ? I know the tail has "push" ones in it. But my left and right farings are all "pry" ones. Is that right ?
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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so wait... there are 2 types for the right fairing ? Or just in general ? I know the tail has "push" ones in it. But my left and right farings are all "pry" ones. Is that right ?
Yes, there are two types of plastic PITA fasteners.

The larger ones that connect the fairings (used on the bottom of the fairings are the ones that you use a flat head to pull up the plastic "head" and then it releases.

The one you are talking about is the smaller one that is flat and that one you actually push the "head" down and that releases the "locking" mechanism of the plastic fastener. You just pull out the fastener once you push the head down.

This is the small one as you would see it on your bike (red dot is the "head")


I don't have a good photo of what it looks like once you push the head down, but here are some photos of what it looks like underneath

Before you push the head down, its locked


After you push the head down its unlocked


Once you push it down, then just pull the whole plastic fastener out. You can use a needle nose plyer to grab it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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so wait... there are 2 types for the right fairing ? Or just in general ? I know the tail has "push" ones in it. But my left and right farings are all "pry" ones. Is that right ?
No, the pry ones are only UNDER the bike and they connect the two fairings on the bottom, there should be 3 of them. All the others (for example on the inside of the front fairing where it connects to your upper fairing) should be the PUSH type. Get a pen or a small screw driver or hell...you can use one of the allen wrenches and PUSH the middle in. THEY pull the whole thing out, it should be VERY VERY easy.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:07 PM   #8
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

thanks a lot guys, now i know for next time... the push ones were real easy to take off, e.g. the ones that hold that front bracket that goes under the front fairing and hides the wiring, those i could just squeeze and rip out by hand... (they seemed to be made of 2 seperate pieces, the dick part could seperate from the other part)..... the pry were real fuckers but i guess i didn't realize u just pull the head out and it comes out...

either way, those pry ones are gone... i just threw a bolt with a washer and nut for those 3 places on the bottom that connect the rigt and left fairings... unless you can see some harm in that because it won't give easy like the plastic ones, but i just barely hand tightened them.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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also, do you think i need to take off the left fairing to mess with the blinker wiring??? the blinker seems to have unplugged and i need to plug it back in but don't want to take off the whole fairing... i tried just removing that front bracket, that thing that is under the front fairing that hides the wiring, but it had those fucking push bastards holding it togeather, and the problem is the ones in the front are too far to reach with your hands to take off... so i guess i'm gunna have to take off the whole right fairing?? or if i had a manual maybe i could plug it back in blindly??? still waiting for them to fix the link so i can download the manual..
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:21 PM   #10
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i'm trying to take off the right fairing to change the oil
Just an FYI, I never take the fairing off to change the oil.

I am able to get the oil filter screwed on and off through the fairing and am able to squeeze the oil filter through the front of the fairing/behind the wheel.

If you are able to figure it out, it will save you a lot of time.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:43 PM   #11
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damn, i used to do that with my 03 600... this was my first time changing the oil on my new 04 750 and just by eye balling it, it seemed like it wouldn't fit through the cut in the fairing.....

also it had a K&N filter on it which needs to get ratcheted out...

i did only take it off halfway, mainly cuz i kept running into those fucking push pins and gave up LOL . was able to get it off with just the bottom and side bolts off (basically everything but those black bastards holding that middle piece to the fairing)
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #12
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did you throw them away cause I need like 2....lol
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:40 PM   #13
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

they dont sell some sort of quick release version?? i was thinking about this the other day...
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:31 PM   #14
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

Trust me guys these fairings are a lot easier to remove than Honda fairings. Honda fairings do have the advantage(at least on a 03 CBR 600RR) that the bottom of the fairings are a separate piece, easier and less to remove for oil changes. But as far as the pins and the whole fairings fitment on the bike; I would NEVER want to remove and install all the fairings on a Honda.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:47 PM   #15
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

i never cared, i put oil in the filter before putting it on, and i want better leverage taking care of spills.

its hardly a disadvantage to take your time to take off the fairing on the right side...


if you think that sucks, some of us have an extra step after that, SAFETY WIRING IT afterwards
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:02 PM   #16
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Re: damn plastic push pin things

These fairings are not that hard to take off......BTW, does anyone have extra "push type" fasteners???
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