Removing The Rear Fairing Assembly On A 2006-09(ish) R6

Removing the rear fairing assembly.

In order to remove the tail light, you have to take off the rear upper fairing. There are about 13 bolts/quick fasteners that you have to remove plus both seats. You should also remove the stock Mudflap if you haven’t already.

1. Remove the seat by taking out the two bolts that hold it down. (There is an allen wrench in the tool kit beneath the rear seat)

Seat Removal

Seat Removal

2. After the rear seat is off, take out the 4 quick fasteners indicated by the green arrows.
Hint: in order to remove them simply unscrew them about half a turn until the top part comes loose them pull them out.

R6 Seat Removed

R6 Seat Removed

Unscrew to detach.

Unscrew to detach.

3. Remove the two quick fasteners indicated by the blue arrows(they are kind of underneath the fairing). In order to remove these types of fasteners, push the middle of them in with a phillips screw driver or a pencil, then pull them out. You SHOULD NOT have to force them.

4. Remove the two quick fasteners and the bolt indicated by the teal arrows. You should also remove the stock mudflap at this time as well if you haven’t already. To do so, disconnect all of the connectors in the area indicated by the purple arrows and take out the four bolts indicated by the yellow arrows.

5. Next remove the four allen bolts on the undertail. They are indicated by red arrows.

Undertail Screws

Undertail Screws

6. Now the tail is ready to come off! There may be another way to remove the tail, but this is how i did it. First pull the two parts indicated by green arrows up over the frame one at a time, you have to stretch the tail section a bit but it’s nothing that will damage it.

Remove as directed to avoid scratching your plastic.

Remove as directed to avoid scratching your plastic.

Next, pull the whole tail section towards the rear of the motorcycle. You will notice that the bottom fairing and upper fairing are interlocked. As you slide the upper fairing towards the back of the motorcycle just work the two pieces appart and remove the upper one. (note: it may be possible to remove the tail light without completely removing the upper part, I’m not sure though.)

7. Now the light is ready to be removed, there are two quick fasteners and a tab holding the light in. Remove the two quick fasteners indicated by red arrows (one is obscured by wires). You also need to unplug the light from the wiring harness. Make sure the light is loose and then pull it out.

Taillight removal.

Taillight removal.

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