Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
On the '09 I have, it's fairly easy to remove the nose clip as one section. Should be nearly identical on your gen. First time, pretty stressful. By the fourth time you'll have it off in less than an hour. More like 30 minutes.
Take off the lowers
Take off the mirrors
Remove the inner fairings
Undo the bolt near the upper, outer edge of the headlight housing on each side.
Remove the Allen bolt on the trailing edge of the fairing clip on each side, pull that part of the fairing off the rubber grommet it rides in on the mounting point.
Disconnect the wiring harness from the headlights, marker lights, turn signals, and the regulator/rectifier.
From there, the whole assembly comes off as one part. Kinda scary that first time.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."