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post #20 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy Cote View Post
"Removing the top box" is not as easy as it sounds. As suggested above, I would take out the half dozen screws and remove the bottom cover from the trunk - it encircles the trunk and pannier latches. That's going to give an idea of what's been messed with. Also above, the small cover covers on the bottom rear of the panniers may hide some surprises.

No one has mentioned checking the starter button. Known to get sticky and cause starter and headlight issues.

If you Unbolt the Top Box/Trunk (via 4 screws, from inside trunk), then you can lift it up enough (~1-2") to access all the wiring beneath... without actually removing the trunk.
You'll have to first remove the big U-shaped cover on the lower/rear of trunk, and the saddle bags too for side-access

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