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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2010, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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Side Panels Remove/Install tip

Well if your like me and have removed your side panels a dozen times for farkling I have found using some "Dielectric Grease" on the "White Grommets" will make your install & removal much easier without the risk of damaging those plastic studs and side panels.

I am sure most bikes tolerances are different but my panels were a hassel to remove and install, there were times I thought for sure I damaged the panels.

Just wanted to post this, I have no idea if it was mentioned before.

This was for a 2010 BMW K1300GT, I am not sure about the other bikes as I have not got around to owning all them yet
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2010, 7:39 pm
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Hey Rookie;
Thanks for the suggestion re "grease" on the grommets. I have removed my panels several times, but just never thought about adding some lubricant. Good thoughts.
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Silicone spray works well too.

I've also used WD-40 since it was handy, but that doesn't last as long.

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Only has to last as long as needed to re-assemble.



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Only has to last as long as needed to re-assemble.
True, but if a bit of grease will stay up there, then it's easier to remove the panel the next time.

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I use a tiny dab of wheel bearing grease on the male end works pretty good,

Also you want to do the same thing to the mounting point on the air cleaner snorkel


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