Join Date: May 2004
Location: Leamington Spa, , United Kingdom
Just having my pannier lids painted and having had to drill out the rivets to get the lids off I am wanting to buy some replacement rivets. My dealer has quoted me £ 23.00, nearly $50.00 for 2 sets of rivets , about 8 actual rivets, for the BMW parts, what a rip off.
However although I have checked the diameter at 4mm I can't be sure on the original length to if I can get some regular ones from an internet hardware store.
It seems that 4mm at around 20 -25 mm long is quite an unusual rivet size and am having some difficulty locating any.
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