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Hi - 1979 cx500 (z?) ,Can anyone give the steps to remove the small fairing so I can respray it please. Had a look in all the manuals but it still isn't clear to me. I took the headlight off bit cant see where the bolts/screws are located to get the thing off. Any help appreciated.
 

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There are two bolts behind all the wires. Take some pics of the wiring before you unpack it.
 

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A word of caution you may find the instrument surround and the seal (cowling to instruments) has perished/become brittle. after 40 odd years...be gentle when removing/replacing.....
 

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Once you've separated the cowl from the turn signal stay (and unplugged a thousand or so connectors), there are, I believe, two small flange nuts that secure the gauge assembly in the cowl.
 

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Boy this makes me appreciate the GL500i. Four bolts, four nuts, and 1 connector plug. Cross your heart, lift & separate, pun intended, lol!
 

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But, you've got a lot more work to strip your fairing for painting.
 

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Thanks for all the advice and help guys - much appreciated. Just looking for a job to do over the winter lay up. It's not the painting that was daunting but the getting the thing off. Cheers.
 
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