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Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:29:31 PM »
As per title I’m thinking about removing the OEM Pannier racks but don’t want to do it uncut I find a solution to get the screw holes covered.

Any suggestions guys? :148:
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 07:42:59 PM by SAVAGEFOX »
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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 08:31:26 PM »
Hi, I just used the bolts that hold the rack onto the bike, but R+G do a cover.

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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 08:42:40 PM »
I tried fitting the bolts back but they stick out quite a lot.....

I couldn’t find thee R&G cover
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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 11:31:52 PM »
I used the shorter bolts where the longer bolt came out of and then 2 plastic inserts in the frame ferules(from a furniture shop or auto parts store).



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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:28 PM »
Cheers Simon,

That’s exactly what I wanted (plastic bits + bolts)

Do you remember the size of the bolts?

Also the actual name of the plastic bits? Might they be bolt caps?

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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 12:18:05 AM »
Sorry, can't remember(maybe a furniture plug, I just went to the hardware store and bought a bunch of plugs that looked close to size). the bolt I just used the shorter torx bolt in the hole that the longer one came out of(see previous photo) a this plastic plug.



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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 12:21:06 AM »
This is perfect, it absolutely clarifies the issue,

I was just trying to remember if the bolts are M*??? :430:
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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 12:33:49 AM »
If you took the rails off, where are the Torx screws that you removed?

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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 12:44:49 AM »
I didn’t take them off yet as I didn’t want to leave the holes exposed, didn’t like how it looked.

Took off only one side to see how much the bolts would stick out and they did... A LOT.  :151:

So I just mounted everything back

Just had a look and the key used was T40
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Re: Pannier racks removal/holes covered
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 01:06:11 AM »
So the shorter Torx bolt from the front most hole, I used that in the rear hole, as seen in my first photo, that is the OEM bolt, not a bought one, and the hole that came out of I just plugged. Silver on silver for the bolt and black on black for the plug.