Here’s the third post in my series of how to disassemble the 2015 Yamaha R3. This post will cover how to remove the upper fairing and windscreen.
4mm allen wrench
5mm allen wrench
small pick or flat blade screwdriver
Step 1: Remove the side cover panels by removing the two screws from each side with a 4mm or 5/32″ allen wrench, then pulling the panels loose from the clips.
Step 2: Remove the mirrors by prying out the plastic caps from the screw heads, then removing the screws with a 5mm allen wrench. The mirrors fold against the bike, giving you better access to the screws.
Step 3: Remove the inner black plastic covers from the top side of the side fairings. First remove the two screws visible from the top of the bike with a 4mm or 5/32″ allen wrench. Then remove the two plastic clips on the inside of the bike and one plastic clip from beneath the side cover panel that you’ve already removed. Use a phillips screwdriver to release the clips, then pry them out with your fingers or a small pick or flathead screwdriver. Finally, pull the panel to the rear of the bike to release the remaining tabs and remove the panel.
Step 4: Use a phillips screwdriver to remove the one screw from each side behind the plastic panel you just removed that hold on the upper front fairing. The screws below this (which require a 4mm allen wrench) are used to hold on the side fairings and do not need to be removed. (In my picture, the side fairing has already been removed, sorry that it looks a little different)
Step 5: Carefully (I recommend using a phillips screwdriver, not a cordless drill) remove the four plastic screws that hold the windscreen in place. They are plastic and the heads will strip easily.
Step 6: The fairing is mostly loose now, and only held in place by a bunch of clips in the back. Grab the fairing as I’ve shown in the video below, and pull it evenly and firmly straight forward to remove it. You can see all of the clips in the picture below.
Step 7: At this point, the rubber nuts are the only thing holding on the windscreen. They collapse when the screws are tightened to hold everything together. Pull the rubber nuts out with your fingers, or pull the windscreen loose, and be sure to collect the four rubber nuts so they don’t get lost. I’m writing this when my bike is brand new so mine came out easily, but if you’re bike is no longer new, these rubber nuts may not release easily and may be damaged and need to be replaced when you remove them.
Thanks for reading! If I missed something, let me know and I’ll fix it right away!