Post by RapidJim on Feb 19, 2013 14:06:11 GMT -5
Removal of Nose Piece
To gain access to the radiator and fill bottle the nose piece must be removed. Remove the plastic screws holding the windshield in place. Place the windshield out of the way on a clean soft towel so that it does not become scratched or broken.
To remove the “V” shaped nose piece, remove the two screws underneath where the seams are.
Move the front wheel to either the extreme left or right. Looking up from underneath (above the front fender. Locate the plastic nipple molded to the nose piece and pushed through a rubber grommet.
Using a large flat bladed screwdriver, place it between the plastic nipple and the rubber grommet and carefully move the screwdriver back and forth to move the nipple out of the grommet. (edit 11/18/2011) Be very very very very gentle as not to break the plastic. Once this is freed, the “V” nose piece can be removed by sliding it down to release the upper plastic clips and lifted off the front end.
Removal of the Windshield Support Covering
After removing the nose piece, remove the 6 screws holding the windshield support covering and lift covering off.
The coolant fill bottle is right behind the right headlight assembly. The radiator cap is in between the headlights.