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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2010, 8:23 pm Thread Starter
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ARRRGG - In Need of Public Humiliation

I just can't believe what I did to my right pannier cover....I think I forgot to 1) close the box when I left work, or 2) forgot to latch it. The first right turn I took I heard the sound....I have just about run out of self-flogging and could really use a good dose of public humiliation on the boards....geez. I really hate it when stuff like this happens.

Anyone do pannier restorations?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2010, 8:50 pm
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You dummy. Just kidding. We all make stupid mistakes. Sorry to see you did.

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Any good paint & body shop can sand and respray that. Although it's gonna have a bit of a flat spot still, unless they fill it in and shape it which might flex and crack later.

And I hate to break this to you, but someone scrawled graffiti on your frame when you weren't looking . . .

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Well, since you asked, "Nice job dumbass!"

Now go do the same handiwork to the left side...and then try and impress some squid with your spectacular amount of lean-over racing skills.

Time to learn some basic body work and buy a nice touch-up paint gun. Maybe order a new bag cover online ($482.95 now at MaxBMW, ouch! Glad I kept my damaged ones as they appear worth the weight of gold now.). Or just suck it up and go to a body shop with $200 and some beer.


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Nah....we all do stupid stuff.

I won't even tell you about not renewing my license in time. Or the 4 months I just spent putting on roughly 15k driving around the west not knowing. I mean who the hell ever looks at their license? Not me! And then having to spend days at the DMV while I re took both written and driving tests for both car and bike. In MT when your license expires for more than 3 months you have to start from scratch. (I could have renewed it any time in a 9 month period.) Man did I feel like a dumb shit! There was even a few hour period where all I had was a learners permit!

At least I never got pulled over....I even got on a plane....twice....using an expired license. Go figure.

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Mark - Sorry to hear about your scrape. We have all been there in one way or another, and share your pain.

To everyone else - Another way to scratch your GT side case lid is if the strap comes undone and the lid opens wide and touches the ground. Here is a hint to ensure that it doesn't happen to you.

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16610
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Looks like an easy fix I wouldn't sweat it too much .

I have one for you , when I picked up m new KS I had my lawyer take me out to dinner for my birthday . I told my son who was in my shop to stay away from my new motorcycle . You know what happened next , he dropped in on himself and did not tell me. I was wiping it off and saw the side fairing had some nice gouges in it . I thought it was done by the dealership till I found greasy dirt from my shop floor on the final drive . I knew then he dropped it . He denied it for about a half hour . I told him he was buying me a new side fairing. I think it listed at the time for $730. Man I was MAD. I bought him on the same day I pick up my bike a crf230 honda as a suprise and of course he had to drop my bike
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I just can't believe what I did to my right pannier cover....I think I forgot to 1) close the box when I left work, or 2) forgot to latch it. The first right turn I took I heard the sound....I have just about run out of self-flogging and could really use a good dose of public humiliation on the boards....geez. I really hate it when stuff like this happens.

Anyone do pannier restorations?

Thanks
There's a $5 membership charge for joining my club - I did the left side. Also, I have said more than once that I did it when I dragged the lid in a turn. Only got challenged once on that claim - but not right away.

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Mark - Sorry to hear about your scrape. We have all been there in one way or another, and share your pain.

To everyone else - Another way to scratch your GT side case lid is if the strap comes undone and the lid opens wide and touches the ground. Here is a hint to ensure that it doesn't happen to you.

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16610
That's exactly what happened to me the day I took the test ride on the soon to be mine K1300GT. 'Hey look at the big new panniers.... How do they open.... Oh shit!'

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Get it fixed immediately and let the healing begin.

When mine had 1600 miles on it Iwas on vacation out in Wyoming. During the second night there there was a wicked downpour that washed the ground out from under one side of the center stand. By the time I got it up off the ground that simple tip over in gravel cost over $2800 to repair. I feel better now that it's fixed.

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