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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2006, 10:00 am Thread Starter
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Replacing Side Panel

I am thinking about replacing my right side-panel. It is a little scratched up by a drop. Does anybody know how it works in terms of the "glove box." Is the glove box part of the new side panel. How can I get the lock to be the same as my main key?

BTW, I got quoted $595 for a new panel (painted). Still shopping around. May try Chicago BMW.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2006, 11:41 am
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I would check out some of the local body/paint shops in town first. Your damaged panel might be saved with some sanding and fresh paint. I have done this a couple of times with my daughters Honda.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2006, 3:12 pm
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The glove box is part of the side panel; however, the lock can be removed and installed in the new panel. Personally, I would go for the paint repair job unless the scratches are really bad

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2006, 5:48 pm
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Have it cleaned up and repainted. I did the same thing, the paint shop wanted about $150 less than than a new one and they did a beautiful job. Talk to your dealer and get a referral to the paint shops they use or go talk to the Harley folks, lots of shops that do painting, and the color match using the new technology was awesome, or order the real Glasurit paint through Holt, I think it's now available.

PS - a big part of my cost was the paint matching process since there was none in country yet. Since they have a minimum batch when they match there was paint left over so I had them squirt my top case after I saw how well the side panel matched the rest of the bike.

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