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Well now that I've removed my windshield, cleaned it, polished my aluminum thingamajigger..........I can't get it back on because the nuts have moved inside the fairing!:?:?:?:?

The only way I can see to fix this is to remove the radio and speaker console, how is this accomplished? I haven't invested in a manual yet...............yet.............but I am. I was planning to ride this afternoon, can anyone assist??
 

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Try to obtain (borrow) a mechanicsfinger magnet... It's usuallysmall, round, cylindricaland attached to the end of a swivel head... Great for reaching into small holes to pick up metal objects... If I lived nearby, you could borrow mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
 

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If its a gl1100, the screws that go through the mirrors and screen trim go into two special nuts. You need to take off the audio speakers (if fitted) to hold them steady when reassembling.
 

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It is a GL1100 and I took one of the speakers out but didn't see access to the "floating" nuts. Surely I don't have to remove the entire fairing????

This is turning into a mess!!
 

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Maybe the nuts fell down. When I took mine off the ones on theright fell down into the fairing but I could just reach in and grab them. I secured them with a little silicone when I reassembled.
 

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They have probably dropped down to the bottom of the fairing so you won't be able to see them. You will need a magnet on the end of a long probe. As with most things, dead easy with the right tool - real nightmare without it.

Sorry.

Graham.
 

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Console removal 101

Step 1: Remove speakers, pull foam rubber backing out.
Step 2: Remove turn signal reflectors
Step 3: Remove the 2 screws with nuts attached.....take caution to watch for falling pieces.....I'm in the process of "huntin" one now. This will get the radio console away from the fairing/fearing (don't know which is right) so you can reinstall all the hardware for the windshield.

Haven't got it all back together yet but will update.
 

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it's a 6mm nut if you need to replace it. (god know I've lost a few of them)
 

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Got the windshield back on and while I had the mirror off I thought I would tighten it up. Stripped the threads on it:?

What a day.
 

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I managed to fix the mirror using an oversized screw. Guess that'll have to do until I can replace it. I learned a little bit yesterday so it wasn't all for naught. I now know how to remove the radio:clapper: so when I find one small enough to replace mine with I can do it easily.

Now....if I can find that last nut I'll be good.
 

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Nut Removal - Two forms.

1. Turn bike upside down - shake vigorously.

2. Stand Back - never touch bike again, nut has been removed!

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Hey Motorcycle Jack, :waving:Welcome to the best forum on the WWW. :clapper:What country do you hail from. :baffled:Good luck with your '05 :18blue: :waving:

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I'm from that re-positioned Dutch country - Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Thanks for the welcome! Couldn't resist the nut comments. ;)
 

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Loved it!!!!!!!!!:D
 

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Motorcycle Jack wrote:
I'm from that re-positioned Dutch country - Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Thanks for the welcome! Couldn't resist the nut comments. ;)
Actually..........they were very fitting......#2 anyway!
 
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