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I'm trying to remove the instrument panel trim

Side panels are off, I've removed 4 plastic rivets and the well nuts where the side panels attach. It is loose everywhere except on the bottom around the instruments and I don't want to force it. What have I missed?
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Side panels are off, I've removed 4 plastic rivets and the well nuts where the side panels attach. It is loose everywhere except on the bottom around the instruments and I don't want to force it. What have I missed?
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Side panels are off, I've removed 4 plastic rivets and the well nuts where the side panels attach. It is loose everywhere except on the bottom around the instruments and I don't want to force it. What have I missed?
IF you have 2nd Gen 2010-2014, if I remember right there are a couple bolts down by the side of the headlight surround that you need to remove.


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It is a 2012
Jeff, I did remove two bolts on the headlight shroud, didn't seem to help

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Jeff, I did remove two bolts on the headlight shroud, didn't seem to help
Did you remove the windshield as well? I remember the first time I "tried" to remove mine it took a bit of figuring. IF I remember right it was kind of snug even with all fasteners removed. I also made the mistake of thinking the panel around the instruments came off and then realized that the forward panel came off and the little one stayed put. Let us know if you figured it out.


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Did you remove the windshield as well? I remember the first time I "tried" to remove mine it took a bit of figuring. IF I remember right it was kind of snug even with all fasteners removed. I also made the mistake of thinking the panel around the instruments came off and then realized that the forward panel came off and the little one stayed put. Let us know if you figured it out.
Sounds like I'm trying to remove the wrong panel. If, by the forward panel, you mean the fairing around the headlight, then I'm doing it all wrong. I'll try again and let you know
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Sounds like I'm trying to remove the wrong panel. If, by the forward panel, you mean the fairing around the headlight, then I'm doing it all wrong. I'll try again and let you know
I did the exact same thing. The panel around the instruments you can see while sitting on the bike is stationary. The bigger one that is towards the headlight is the one that gets removed. It took me a bit to figure that out too. You WILL get it.


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There is a rubber grommet at the very top of the instrument panel that the front panel attached too.

You have to pull that apart without braking the fingers.
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Thanks Jeff and Gidget for keeping me on the straight and narrow. There are two large plastic rivets I had not removed but now it is off
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Thanks Jeff and Gidget for keeping me on the straight and narrow. There are two large plastic rivets I had not removed but now it is off
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Great news! I knew you would figure it out.


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