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Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:35 pm quote
I went down yesterday on a small patch of black ice. Left shoulder is a little sore but rapid recover is expected. I need to repair the left legshield which incurred minor damage. The two pieces split apart slightly and of course the trim is gone. Is there a trick to secure the 2 pieces back together before attaching the trim? TIA
Tony in Tn

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Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:30 pm quote
take some more pics please like a front shot , side shot ect , can't really tell what's going on with the one you posted.

take an epson salt hot soak bath. good for those aching muscles. and heal quickly
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Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:32 pm quote
the trim goes on first.

you'll need to remove the glovebox AND the floorboard to do that.

sooo... pop the badge on the horncover, remove the screw there. there's two screws behind there. then remove the kneepads (black covers) there's a screw behind each in the upper corner. the four screws at the bottom and the large shoulder screw inside the glovebox door right at the center. adios the coolant tank cap. swear profusely while you shimmy shake it off to one side.

stop and have a cocktail.

breath deeply. it's about to get real.

pop off the fairings (just a screw and a 10mm) and then the lower protection (that's the goofy little piece at the back of the floorboard) it's only one screw. then lift out the rubber floor rails and undo those screws. easier to pull the battery while you're there. and then get the big shoulder screw that attaches it to the body in the center. grab the other ones right by the foot pegs.

weave a tapestry of foul language while you wrestle that off.

stop and have another sip of that cocktail.

breathe deeply again.

now install the trim. your shield looks a little wonky, try and straighten that up a bit if you can. the beading can be a real pain in the ass to install, especially if the shield isn't straight. WD-40 or silicone spray can help a bit. i'd suggest that you buy two because you'll probably break one of them.

installation is the reverse of disassembly!

good luck!

-g
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Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:49 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
the trim goes on first.

you'll need to remove the glovebox AND the floorboard to do that.

sooo... pop the badge on the horncover, remove the screw there. there's two screws behind there. then remove the kneepads (black covers) there's a screw behind each in the upper corner. the four screws at the bottom and the large shoulder screw inside the glovebox door right at the center. adios the coolant tank cap. swear profusely while you shimmy shake it off to one side.

stop and have a cocktail.

breath deeply. it's about to get real.

pop off the fairings (just a screw and a 10mm) and then the lower protection (that's the goofy little piece at the back of the floorboard) it's only one screw. then lift out the rubber floor rails and undo those screws. easier to pull the battery while you're there. and then get the big shoulder screw that attaches it to the body in the center. grab the other ones right by the foot pegs.

weave a tapestry of foul language while you wrestle that off.

stop and have another sip of that cocktail.

breathe deeply again.

now install the trim. your shield looks a little wonky, try and straighten that up a bit if you can. the beading can be a real pain in the ass to install, especially if the shield isn't straight. WD-40 or silicone spray can help a bit. i'd suggest that you buy two because you'll probably break one of them.

installation is the reverse of disassembly!

good luck!

-g
I would not advise taking a shot every time you hear (or think you hear) one of the u-clips fall into the frame or onto the floor.
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