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Windshield/Nose/Headlight Trim Removal KGT1300


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This pictorial shows how to remove the front plastic portions off of a KGT 1300.

This is not required to do any maintenance.

The reason for it's creation was that I wanted to install my XM antenna out of the way, similar to the how I had it on the RT.

This will show how to:

- Remove the windshield

- Remove the windshield supports

- Remove the upper and lower front cover

- Remove the rear portion of the front plastic

- Remove the front portion of the front plastic.

Please note that some preliminary plastic pieces need to be removed to be able to remove the full front plastics.

Please refer to the KGT 1300 Plastic Removal Link and review removing the side plastic section.
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I used a 1/4" drive ratchet and various length extentions with the following specific sockets:

  • T20
  • T25

I used a 3/8" drive ratchet and a 6"extention with the following specific socket:
  • T30

#1 Phillips Screwdriver
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Windshield Section

Remove the following 6 T-25 screws.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you remove the last screw ensure you are supporting the windshield.


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Pull off metal support bracket - it just pulls up as shown


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Removing Windshield Supports

If you have the windshield parked in it's lowest position - raise it up a bit.

This facilitates removal.

Remove the indicated pins with retaining clips.


- The top pins have different retaining pins from the bottom ones
- They are easy to lose, I put them back into their retaining groove


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Pin Details below - with retaining clips installed.

Please note the design difference of the clip for the top versus the bottom pin.


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Removal of Top Air Flow Screen

Using a T-25 Torx remove the two BLACK screws retaining the Top Air Flow cover

After you remove the screws there are some retaining clips that need to be disengaged so don't yank the cover off.


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Clip detail for top air flow cover


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Remove 4 T-25 Torx screws that retain the lower windshield cover and be mindful of top engagement feature with that of the headlight cover plastic


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Engagement detail of the headlight cover plastic (one on each side, throttle side shown)


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IP Cover Removal

Using a T-20 remove the 2 bolts securing the Instrument Panel Cover.

Note - There is a latch on each side of the IP Cover that needs to be pull down to completely remove the cover


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IP Cover Latch detail - to fully release you need to pull down slightly on each and then pull out the cover.


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Remove the rear front plastic

Using a T-25 remove the 2 screws shown below - Throttle Side


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Using a T-25 remove the 2 screws shown below - Clutch Side


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Remving the Headlight Trim

Rotate mirrors up to access screws


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Remove the turn signals - note you will need to disconnect electrical connection.

Use #1 Philips


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Pull of turn signal and disconnect electrical connection - repeat for other side.


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Headlight Trim

At this point the only thing left is 6 T-25 torx holding the headlight trim on.

4 up front one is in the turn signal area the other by the windshield

2 behind the oil cooler opening

2 on each side - NOTE - Remove these last and support the headlight plastic on the last one


The 2 by the Turn Signal and Windshield area - Shown is Throttle side


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