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Offline PaulS1000XR

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Removing the Panniers Rack
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:57:17 PM »
I only use my panniers once a year at most and think that the rack detracts from the look of the bike so I have looked at removing it.

I have read in other threads that after you have removed the rack you can use the various torex bolts in different places to re-secure the grab rails and fill the redundant hole at the front. I had previously tried this but was not happy with the result so I have purchased the 2 bolts that are required to secure the grab rails and also caps to fill in the front holes from my friendly BMW dealer using the parts specified for an XR without the rack - an XR Sport. Not cheap at £12 but at least its done the job properly and no more rack until the next time.  :305:
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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 03:10:03 PM »
Photos please!  :821:

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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 03:25:15 PM »
Yes please and also could you supply the parts number? I have spoken to Vines Guildford and BMW Park Lane and both have told me that both the short bolts and the caps were not sold.

I asked about those that had non SE models that might need to replace and they looked at me like I was too stupid (or too smart) to comprehend that there are 2 different specs for 2 different models.
 
So pppppllllleeeeeeaaaaaasssseeeee share the parts number so that I can make them look like the fools that they are.

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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 03:33:51 PM »
Yes some of the parts guys are a bit brain dead (but not Cotswold fortunately) but if you look at the parts slides for a bike without the rack then the parts are there and are shown below:

2 x B07.14.9.193.301 - Caps - to go in the redundant front holes
2 x C07.12.9.909.264 - Bolts

I got them from Cotswold Motorrad for £12.34 including postage to my house as they were not in stock.  :305:
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 03:36:21 PM by PaulS1000XR »
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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 03:54:18 PM »
Just ordered mine, same part numbers you gave us, 2 of each, free postage and is under £10 (£9 something) just don’t remember the exact number
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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 03:55:19 PM »
Good work and thanks for sharing!

I'm liking the idea of the expanding rivets (07149193301) for the frame, they are only a few pence each and used across BMW cars and bikes, so I think I'll buy a few from my local BMW dealer.  The M8x50 Fillister screw (07129909264) looks to be a longer version of the M8x40 redeployed from the rack.  I'm not worried about the extra 10mm length, the 40's had plenty of thread when I fitted them, so they can stay as they are.

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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 04:00:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by SAVAGEFOX [+]
Just ordered mine, same part numbers you gave us, 2 of each, free postage and is under £10 (£9 something) just don’t remember the exact number

Cheaper than mine then with free postage  :232: :305:
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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 04:02:40 PM »
Ahahah sorry buddy... it’s my connect
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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »
Just bought the rivets from my local BMW car dealer for £0.36 each  :082:

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Re: Removing the Panniers Rack
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 02:35:32 PM »
The redeployment of the shorter original bolts securing the rack is inadequate and provides insufficient thread length to secure the grab rails and the original bolts are too long - thats why I ordered the correct bolts from BMW. The 2 bolts securing the cross member are too long to fill the bolt hole left towards the front after removing the rack, hence why I get the expanding BMW rivet - not sure what its like and how easy it is to fit, or remove but we will see. Good to see that you can buy them cheaper from BMW Cars.  :305:
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 02:47:14 PM by PaulS1000XR »
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