Tips for Installing a Sport Bike Motorcycle Fairing

First, if you are new to motorcycle repairs or aren’t mechanically inclined then you should seriously consider having a mechanic install your fairing.

If you are unsure or in doubt about installing a motorcycle fairing yourself, then we suggest having a professional mechanic handle your installation.

 

Below is a general outline of how to install a new fairing on your motorcycle. These are general installation instructions and are not specific to a particular make or model motorcycle.

Tools for Installing Bodywork

Before installing a new motorcycle fairing kit, you will need the following tools and accessories:

  • Bike stands
  • A drill
  • A dremel
  • Spray glue (for seat foam)
  • Heat resistant adhesive or automotive urethane
  • Bolt kit (to fasten the fairing to the bike frame)
  • Ideally and assistant to help steady the bike when needed

Fairing Parts

The following parts are typically needed when replacing your fairing:

Fairing Bodywork Kit

The fairing bodywork kit usually includes fairing uppers, lowers, gas tank cover, nose, and tail components. These fairing kits are made for specific motorcycles, so if you are looking for a  Aprilia fairing, BMW fairing, Ducati fairing, Honda fairing, Kawasaki fairing, Suzuki fairing, Triumph fairing or Yamaha fairing you will be able to find a fairing for your specific sport bike.

Fairing Windscreen

The fairing windscreen is usually one piece and comes in a number of different tints.

Fairing Bolt Kit

Fairing bolt kits ensure that you have the correct type and amount of bolts, screws, nuts and washers to install your fairing kit.

Final Considerations

Installing a new fairing is generally a straight forward process as long as you know what you are doing and have a little mechanical aptitude. Professional mechanics have expertise, equipment and tools to install your bodywork properly. The information contained in this article provides a general overview of the fairing installation process.

If you are unsure or in doubt about installing a motorcycle fairing yourself, then we suggest having a professional mechanic handle your installation.