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Crooked fairing fix

Hi All.

I've read at least one thread about fixing the side fairings so that they are flush with the headlight housing. One guy did it trying to eliminate vibration noise. I came at from the looks direction--it just didn't look right crooked.

The day I picked up my 2009 Versys from the dealer I noticed that the right-side fairing piece was sticking up in the air, much farther from the headlight housing than the one on the left side. I thought it was defective and asked the service guys about it. We looked at the other Versys they had and they were all the same--the goof is built right in at the factory. Awesome engineering.

After a couple of weeks I decided to fix it and thought sanding down the plastic on the inside where the bolt goes through would allow it to sit more flush. Other guys on here drilled out the bolt hole a bit.

Then I discovered the quick and easy way to do it that works perfectly. The bolt receptacle sits on a metal extension that is easy to bend. I slipped a small section of pipe I had lying around onto the bolt receptacle and bent it towards the opposite side of the bike (inwards) a few degrees. Took seconds to do. When I reattached the fairing piece the bolt almost didn't want to go in because of the slight misalignment I had created, but it did, and when I tightened it, it pulled the fairing corner down perfectly snug with the headlight housing. I did this to the other side as it was sticking up also--just not as bad as the right side had been. Now the fairings on both sides are flush and look perfect, without sanding, or drilling, or hardware changes.
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