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Insecure fairing mounts
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:48:04 AM »
Has anybody seen the photos floating around FaceBook of the side panels being torn off after extended high speed runs?
It's not looking good for a bike supposedly with over 1 million hours of factory testing. Some of the corners that have been cut to reduce costs are looking like they may become costly down the track. I see a few things which aren't too great, the above being one of them. Another is the use of cable ties like on the rear brake line/abs cable near the rear caliper, glued connectors on the side panels, the clutch cable routing is very tight and appears to nearly kink the cable at full lock as well. Where the cables and front brake line enter the front fairing also appear to rub with suspension movement. It doesn't take a great length of time for cables and brake lines to wear through due to friction. Also the position of the cat on the left side of bike is directly under where chain lube comes off the front sprocket. It stinks and burns on the cat.
I never saw these kind of corners cut  on any of my Honda bikes over the years.

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 10:11:52 AM »
Here's a few pics I stole off FB

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 10:25:43 AM »
I just saw the fairing issue on a the French s1k forum too :(

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 08:57:44 PM »
Odd- I've had my bike over 140mph indicated a number of times now and it's all seemed rock solid.   
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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 10:03:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
Odd- I've had my bike over 140mph indicated a number of times now and it's all seemed rock solid.

It seems to be from extended high speed runs. I've hit those speeds to with no problemas well. They seem to be from countries in Europe with high speed roads.

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 10:57:21 PM »
Done a lot of fast motorway miles and mine seem okay.

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 10:58:54 PM »
When you look closely at the photos, you can see the front plug is still attached to the bike, the actual fairing has broke, not the glue joint with the red epoxy. There was no radguard fitted either, so I couldn't imagine people removing fairings really for any other purpose on such a new bike, and even if so, its not like you need to be a rocket scientist to pull them off and refit them.

I know I already have a leaky fork seal :(
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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 01:28:00 AM »
It's a shame really. I didn't expect for a "premium" brand and "German" engineering that problems like this are occurring.
I love the bike, don't get me wrong, but sheesh, these are some biggies. I buy my bikes for a 5 year/100,000 klm cycle. I hope it lasts. I've never had a leaky fork seal on a new bike either. :012:

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 02:01:56 AM »
I would be willing to bet that the owner of that bike broke the tab trying to remove the fairing for some servicing, oil change etc. Then put it back not realizing it wasn't secure.

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Re: Insecure fairing mounts
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 02:05:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by Schlim [+]
I would be willing to bet that the owner of that bike broke the tab trying to remove the fairing for some servicing, oil change etc. Then put it back not realizing it wasn't secure.

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On FB group had couple of guys posting how they manage to break the tab by UN-proper removing.

 


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