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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2012, 10:48 am Thread Starter
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Bodywork removal

I had the bodywork off my K1300GT and ended up with a leftover white rubber grommet. I have three mounted on the bike. One on each side for the panels to push in to and one on the right side to mount an electrical box, but I have no idea where the fourth one is supposed to go. Any ideas? Thanks Hugh
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2012, 11:57 am Thread Starter
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Correction I have two grommets on the left side for mounting the panels, one on the right and the electrical box hanger. The extra is the fifth from an unknown location. Thanks
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Holds the air intake pipe (plastic tube leading to air filter box) in place (look at plastic nub, callout #3):
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...=13&fg=71&hl=3

All assuming you have the ones in place that hold the bodywork in place, on;ly other place I know of where they use that grommet.

Here is the search I did on the p/n:
http://realoem.com/bmw/partsearch.do...9&mospid=51590


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Or in this chart, #5???
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...46&fg=45&hl=37

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2012, 10:28 pm Thread Starter
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It must be part of the air intake. I did have the filter out when I originally took off the plastic. I buttoned it all up today and went for a nice ride. I'll take off the right side tomorrow and replace the grommet. Many thanks for doing the research for me! Hugh
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Many thanks for doing the research for me! Hugh
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2012, 10:53 am Thread Starter
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Went back to it last night and "remounted" the intake/grommet. The grommet is mounted in thin plastic and is very easy to push through with the prong on the intake snorkle when you're trying got it in to the tight space. And that's how it ended up on the floor!
Anyhow, it's all buttoned up and ready to go again.
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A shot of silicone spray on the post and grommet helps here . . .

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exactly what I used (the second time)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 4:45 pm
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I just encountered the same issue when I changed my air filter. Ended up with a grommet on the floor. After a quick "WTF" moment and wondering where the darn thing came from, I found out it came from the intake post. That bastard slips out easier than I thought it would!

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