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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:22 pm Thread Starter
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Shimming the top case

What's the best way to shim the top case? I use mine a lot (lots of traffic during the commute and it's easier to split the lanes without the side cases) and I'm at the point where there is some "play" when the case is attached to the bike.

It locks in place with no problem, but I can grab the top case and give it a slight wobble when it's on the bike.

What's the best way to shim the case?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm
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The first thing you need to do is make sure that all the rubber buffer pads are in place. There are four rectangular pads glued to the bottom of the case (part #4 in the diagram below), two specially-molded pads glued to the front solid locating fingers (part #3 in the diagram below), and two more trapezoidal pads glued to the rear locating fingers that lock the trunk in place (not shown in the diagram).

If any of these pads are missing or messed up, the trunk can wiggle about.



If all the pads are in place and look good, then you can look at other methods for shimming things.

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I took a look and all of the rubber pads are there. They look a bit worn, but they are all there.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2012, 9:59 am
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Maybe you need to replace them. Glue you own in.
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Or glue some new ones on top of the old ones, worked well on my Connie.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2012, 12:46 am
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I had a similar issue on an older BM a few years back, I bought a roll of self adhesive backed foam rubber about 40mm wide / 4mm thick from a Classic Bike show and cut bits off and attached to the mounting plate, worked a treat.

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Thanks for the comments folks. I'll keep you posted.

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