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1Back to top Go down   Fittings that BMW don't make. Empty Fittings that BMW don't make. on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:44 pm

sidecar paul

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From new, my outfit K had the standard carrier fitted to the seat tail fairing, but after many years, corrosion got under the paint and the carrier looked rather scruffy.

Having the sidecar and panniers, I've never needed to use the carrier so it seemed sensible to remove it altogether, but what do you do with the holes in the tail fairing?

Because of the angle of the carrier the holes are not at right angles to the surface, so I cut the tops off some blanking grommets and glued them over the holes.

Fittings that BMW don't make. Sam_0010

All well and good, but I never liked those four black blobs, so after 4 or 5 years of being irritated by them, I repainted the carrier and re-fitted it.

Fittings that BMW don't make. Sam_0724

Now, there seem to be more shades of white than there are of grey! and the carrier was just half a shade wrong. More irritation: and, of course, it's easier to clean without the carrier, so on to the next plan.

Make some bent screws!

Fittings that BMW don't make. Sam_0725


They have been hanging around in my workshop for a couple of months now after being painted, so today I got around to fitting them.

Fittings that BMW don't make. Sam_0726


There, now doesn't that look better?


Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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MikeP

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Neat solution Paul.


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3Back to top Go down   Fittings that BMW don't make. Empty Re: Fittings that BMW don't make. on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:13 pm

Brad-Man

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My solution was to go out and buy a tailpiece w/o the holes.

When I get the bike parts painted I'll include all my extra pieces (extra side panels, stated tail piece and both style front fenders - eventually will go 4v /110 front end and extra gas tank).

    

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AJ.Valente

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Very sweet looking RS. Nice work.  Fittings that BMW don't make. 112350 

Is the original design making a come-back? I prefer my '85's clean rear deck, panniers are enough for my needs. This year I'm going with the gunfighter seat too, making my bike into a solo ride (if need-be I still have the Corbin Canyon seat to put on in a pinch).


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5Back to top Go down   Fittings that BMW don't make. Empty Re: Fittings that BMW don't make. on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:03 pm

88

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@sidecar paul wrote:

There, now doesn't that look better?


Paul.

Yes!................As you were soldier!

Like the Decals/Pinstripe and signature too!  Fittings that BMW don't make. 447221


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