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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2009, 6:02 pm Thread Starter
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The right side case.

So, while leaving a parking lot, I clipped a pole and knocked off the right side case. The cosmetic damage is minimal (considering that it hit the ground and then bounced), but there is damage to the two brackets that hold the side case on to the bike.

When attached to the bike, there is more play in the movement of the side case than before my mishap. I'm one of those riders who likes to have the side cases on all of te time so naturally, I'm concerned about it falling off while I ride. I won't be leaving this one on until I get replace it (I don't think it can be repaired).

My question is... how are the cases affixed to the bike when they are locked in place. It looks like something slides inside the backet on the bike and holds the side case in place.

The replacement part was quoted at almost $400 and the painted outside was quoted at almost $500. I can live with the cosmetic damage so I'll just be replacing the part that locks to the bike.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2009, 6:49 pm
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I don't know the specific type of plastic used for the cases, but have had lots of success repairing plastic like that used in car bumpers. etc using repair adhesives designed for just that. Your damage does not appear to bad, maybe you could try the repair route on those cracks, etc. I have also heard of 'welding' procedures on plastic. This might be worth investing less than say $100 before buying new. If it works great you saved $300+, if not go for the new part.

You might also want to check with someone like beemerboneyard (google them), ebay and the like (I'm sure those here have other sources too) to see if they have the parts, cheaper than new.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2009, 7:18 pm
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Agreed, or could be fixed with some sheet metal (aluminum? stainless?) and rivets.
Yes there is a tab that comes down to lock the cases on. I am sure your problem is where your thumbs are in the pics.
Just take the bag and lock it while off the bike and you will see the locking tab come out of the bag, or look at the other side of the bike when mounted.

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