Hi Guys need your help here
I need to remove the faring on my 1999 Ducati 748 R I have twi bottom rusted strip screw head to unscrew first to get to the battery any idea on how i will be able to unscrew them in a safe way not damaging the faring thanks
The left and right fairings are held on with Dzus fasteners, they twist and pop off. Those little screws connecting the upper and lower side fairing, you don't need to take out. There are two fasteners under the bike, holding the two sides together. Reach under and give them a twist, they'll pop right out and you'll be all good.
The nose is the only part of the fairing held in place with hex screws, which are located underneath it.
Whoops… yea, that's not good. Never heard of a dealer NOT having Dzus fasteners in stock for this very reason.
If you can get the bike off the ground on a rear stand, you can simply drop both sides of the fairing and pull one side under the bike and over the kickstand, keeping the two haves connected. Done that many times on race bikes where we couldn't get the bottom off.
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