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Found the answer to my own question in another section.

Removing the Fender
1- Remove passenger seat / solo cowl
2- Undo bolt for front seat, slide lever, remove front seat
3- There are six black push-tabs underneath the rear fairing section. In order to remove these easily, there's a small center push-pin in the middle that pushes up if you use a small screwdriver (small robertson works) and tap it with a hammer, which makes pulling out the push-tab very easy even with fingers. Remove all six of these - this will allow the upper portion of the fairing tailsection to be removed from the lower section.
4- You can now remove the upper fairing tailsection. There are two snaps at the front ends, pull these out carefully. Once these are out, you need to sort of slide the whole section backwards a bit because the lower fairing and rear led light clip under the top section. Now remove the whole piece.
5- There are two hex bolts that screw into the two metal brackets (the side reflectors attach to these) - you access these through the storage compartment area through two small holes in the subframe top. You can see the heads if you shine a light down into these holes located just behind the storage tray. Using a hex key, undo these bolts.
6- The storage tray will come out, but ya gotta wiggle it and pressure it a bit.
7- The two metal brackets underneath the tail section are being held in by two more nuts that you can now see with the tray out. Undo these.
8- These two brackets are now only being held in place by two plastic push-tabs. Use a flat screwdriver to pry them out, and voila, off come the two brackets.
9- The only real thing holding the mudguard on now is the wiring. There are three connectors you need to undo on the right side of the subframe that run through a wire guide. There is one grey connector and two black ones controlling the rear signals and the licence plate light. Disconnect all three of 'em (label them if you want), and slide the wires out the hole in the undertail.
10- The mudguard should now come off in one complete piece.


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I picked up the new green machine 600 miles ago (2 weeks) and I was looking at popping the rear stock fender off tonight. I got stuck. What needs undoing to get it apart? If I need to pop those plastic rivits what's the best way to do it without breaking them? Pics to help?

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From under. Or from the outside. Then when you get the fastener out push it back through so that it now stick out. Then when you reinstall the fastener push the center button flush.
 

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AND DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR...

Lube the little buggers with a silicone spray of some kind (all of them!) because otherwise they get dried out (especially the ones underneath the lower fairing) and break very easily.

I just ordered 10 of them because I'm sick of breaking the prongs off and not being able to replace them immediately. The spray seems to prevent this.
 

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Good to know since one of mine came broke. :(


Originally posted by dj dunzie

AND DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR...

Lube the little buggers with a silicone spray of some kind (all of them!) because otherwise they get dried out (especially the ones underneath the lower fairing) and break very easily.

I just ordered 10 of them because I'm sick of breaking the prongs off and not being able to replace them immediately. The spray seems to prevent this.
 

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I've had the same problem. I did order the rivits from the dealer ($1.35 each) but they are always backed ordered. Sence then I have found a suitable sub at my local lowes for only $0.38. So brake them all you want just get the bike fixed.:D
 

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And you're just gonna leave us hanging?

What are they and where were they?


Originally posted by FL636

I've had the same problem. I did order the rivits from the dealer ($1.35 each) but they are always backed ordered. Sence then I have found a suitable sub at my local lowes for only $0.38. So brake them all you want just get the bike fixed.:D
 

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There at Lowes or Home Depot. Im not sure what the part # is but Ill check next time Im there. But there in the nuts and bolts section, Its just a plastic rivit made by a different company...fits just as snug thought.
 
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