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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:23 pm 
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Who has a good tip on how to install your lower cowl by yourself? Mine is a beast to get back on. I'm getting tired of wrestling this monster every time I want to take the lower cowl off. There has to be a easy way. As I'm sure you are all aware, the spinner interferes with the front cowl and the gear leg fairings are in the way at the other end of the lower cowl. My air box is part of my lower cowl if that makes any difference.


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shackwd
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:03 pm 
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Ryan, I'm sure it depends on the cowl. For mine, I mount the connections for my airbox inlet first with its attached metal box so it can slide in when I install the cowl, then simply use foam or 2' step ladder to support from underneath, push tight with the gear legs and wedge the front of the cowl behind the spinner, connect everything, and done. Took time to figure it out. I didn't build her. Seems simple now.

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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:58 pm 
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Thanks Shack. Pictures are always appreciated!


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You're Welcome. They come in handy sometimes. Hope it helps

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