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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Re: little help.. fairings
I've forgotten the exact details but XBD's right. The two under inner cowls attach to the side cowls after the side cowls are attached to the under cowls (but before any of that is installed on the bike). If you look at the Inner Cowling in the parts fiche, you'll see a tab on the outside of the left under inner cowl (basically in the middle). It inserts and locks into a slot on the inside of the side cowl. There also are some tabs that engage the front of the side cowl. It's essentially the same on the opposite side. Beware that it's hard to undo things once that center tab has locked in place. As I recall, the oil cooler grill, aka under center cowl, gets attached to the right side cowling at this time. See the Side Cowling and Under Cowling fiches for a bit more information. The cowling installation page 10-30 in the service manual ought to also help.
The center part, aka body cowl cover, snaps onto the underside of the front cowling after it is installed. There are a couple push pin clips that keep it in place at the front.
Once the body cowl cover is in place, install the under cowl/side cowl/under inner cowl assemblies on each side. There's some finagling required to get the under center cowl (now part of the right side cowling) to engage the left side cowling, all the while getting the under inner cowling to line up with the body cowl cover.
The Inner Cowling fiche shows two plastic stick-on clamps. Such clamps are used for guiding the fuel drain lines but I've never been able to figure out what, if any, purpose they serve up around the inner cowling.