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I can't figure out how to remove the side panels from the "tank"  


CubeyTerra
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Hello! I'm a new Super Soco TC owner, and I'm trying to remove and spray the 7 plastic outer panels (the "farings"). The two little ones on the side of the battery compartment have no obvious way to take them off.

Has anybody tried this? Does anyone know how to remove these little panels?

Thanks in advance!

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Oscar
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you mean the panels where the sticker "super soco" or "vmoto soco" sits?

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Phil de Canillas
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The two uppermost panels each have 3 screws inside the plastic.

First you have to remove those inner panels.

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CubeyTerra
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@phil-de-canillas

Thanks! Now I have to figure out how to remove the inner panels. Any tips there?

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David90
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I am interested in that as well.

Could someone also explain how to remove the tanklid itself?

i want to give my soco a new color and ordered all new panels. Thanks!

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Phil de Canillas
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@david90

Just remove the 4 screws underneath, both the panels will come off to be separated.

 

I plan to sell my spare set of green panels.

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socobelfast
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@phil-de-canillas

Might be interested in buying your green side panels. I got a nice big scrape down the side of mine from where I dropped the bike on some icy road last December! My leather jacket looks even cooler with the scratch mark, I had to get a new helmet due the the chin bar being broken, but the only thing that bothers me about the fall now is the big scrape down the side of my nice green bike!

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Phil de Canillas
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OK.

To remove the upper side panels, first take off the big side panels, 3 X hex, 5mm Allen  key plus one locating plug at the top just pull away.

This exposes all the internal screws for the inner bodywork, remove all those that clearly support the plastic.

You then need to take off the seat and remove the 2 screws on each side.

Now the inner panel should ease from the keys that clip them together.

. https://photos.app.goo.gl/D1gSbyZcgvdqXzXZ6

The "lid" needs to be opened and the four screws that hold it to the hinge removed.

Then there are 4 further screws which hold the top to the bottom.

Job done.

 

A bit fiddly but less than 30 mins a side to strip he lot.

 

Have fun!

 

 

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CubeyTerra
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@phil-de-canillas

Thank you. Now I can go ahead and spray it. Will post photos. 👍

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Ruben83nl
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@cubeyterra

Be carefull with spraying the panels. I did spray the small panels underneath the seat ( the White ones) The paint started to react on the mat Black spray from Motip that I used. I fixed it with wrapping. Curious how it worked out for you. I want to do those two in mat Black. 

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CubeyTerra
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@ruben83nl

Thanks for the tip. so far I have sprayed the little white panels on the side of the seat. No reaction that I can see. I'm using matte Plasti Dip.

 

what kind of reaction did you see?

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Ruben83nl
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@cubeyterra

Sorry for the late reply,

 

I used Motip Matt Black acryl spray and it started to bubble. So I had to stop that and wrap it furter

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CubeyTerra
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@ruben83nl

Heh. Better late than never? I'll avoid Motip then. Plasti Dip worked very well. I highly recommend it to protect your plastic farings against wear.

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CubeyTerra
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I removed the panels and sprayed them all with Plasti Dip. Here's the result! 🙂 

IMG 6058

( https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI93q86U4AA41rS?format=jpg&name=medium)

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