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Offline RichS1000XR

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Removing pannier mounts
« on: July 03, 2015, 06:52:47 AM »
So, I want to remove my pannier mounts. Other than the 4 exposed bolts, how do you get to the other 2 bolts that you can't see?

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 08:01:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
So, I want to remove my pannier mounts. Other than the 4 exposed bolts, how do you get to the other 2 bolts that you can't see?

Hi Rich, it's easy.  You need T40 and T45 star bits.  Undo the bolt with the steel luggage hook thing.  That undoes the plastic cap under which there is another bolt. The other 2 bolts also come undone easily.  But be warned, the removed upper bolt needs to be replaced otherwise the steel subframe is not secured through to the inner tray (you need to remove the seat).   Not sure if this is important but it didn't look good to me.  So I cut down the 2 shiny steel bolts and used those as a spacer.  Which does look better.   All you are then left with is a threaded hole in the square subframe which I'm going to ask the service guys to fill in with any old bolt they have lying around when the bike is serviced tomorrow.

I'll send photos later this morning if you like and if it helps.

Cheers Pete

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 08:13:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by PlanktonPete [+]
Hi Rich, it's easy.  You need T40 and T45 star bits.  Undo the bolt with the steel luggage hook thing.  That undoes the plastic cap under which there is another bolt. The other 2 bolts also come undone easily.  But be warned, the removed upper bolt needs to be replaced otherwise the steel subframe is not secured through to the inner tray (you need to remove the seat).   Not sure if this is important but it didn't look good to me.  So I cut down the 2 shiny steel bolts and used those as a spacer.  Which does look better.   All you are then left with is a threaded hole in the square subframe which I'm going to ask the service guys to fill in with any old bolt they have lying around when the bike is serviced tomorrow.

I'll send photos later this morning if you like and if it helps.

Cheers Pete

Cheers Pete, that helps. I couldn't figure out how to get the bolts out behind that plastic tab! Pictures always help!

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 09:28:27 AM »
OK so first I'M SORRY OK?  Attached are a couple of photos but the bike is filthy.  It has been used. And it was raining.   I have some other shots of bits I've added but will take them again after it has been cleaned.
Here is the bike after the scaffolding has gone.  Shows the shiny steel luggage things which I cut down and used as spacers for the long bolts.  And the residual hole in the subframe bar which I'll try to get them to fill by sticking a bolt in tomorrow.
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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 03:32:57 PM »
Did mine. 4 bolts. And it cleans up the bike in a big way.

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 05:42:46 PM »
Thanks Pete, that looks much better.

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 08:40:24 PM »
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*Originally Posted by Bald Man [+]
Did mine. 4 bolts. And it cleans up the bike in a big way.

Did you just leave the holes exposed in the square frame?

Edit: I used the two bolts that held the centre piece of the frame at the back to plug the holes, as I don't want to leave the holes exposed. What's everyone else used?
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 08:52:56 PM by RichS1000XR »

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 11:08:05 PM »
I use these types of panel plugs for covering bolt holes.



And these types for frame plugs.



Certainly beats spending lots of wonga on branded stuff.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 11:10:16 PM by Shado »
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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 08:32:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Shado [+]
I use these types of panel plugs for covering bolt holes.



And these types for frame plugs.



Certainly beats spending lots of wonga on branded stuff.

Good idea. Got any links?

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Re: Removing pannier mounts
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2015, 02:51:58 PM »
Good ideas also.  I spoke to the dealer while having the first service done and it was suggested that the RR frame plugs would fit.  Trouble is they cost £6 each !!! WTF?
So I took the M8 bolts out from the cross bar of the pannier mount scaffolding and screwed them in.  See attached.  Works well and the star style head has the correct "look".  At least it'll stop the subframe filling up with road mess.