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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2007, 6:19 am Thread Starter
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Pannier Lid Removal

Dropped my bike (slow speed parking on cobble stones!) and now need to get the coloured part of the lid re-painted.

Does anyone know how to remove just the lid from the black rear section?

Do you have to drill out the existing hinge and if so replace it with what?

Help please.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2007, 6:46 am
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Sorry to hear about your mishap.

I know the lids are shipped from the factory unattached, so I'm quite confident in suggesting the hinges are attached with some form of removable (bolt/screw?) fastener. They should be easy to remove and reattach.

Good luck!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2007, 2:30 pm
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According to the BMW repair manual taking the lid of the rest of the case is as simple as taking the screws out of the hinge on the lid side. Unhook the retaining strap and your lid is separated.
Never tried it on the side cases, but it works exactly like that on the top case.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2007, 4:09 pm
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The hinges are held on with a bolt that easily comes off. I have a slightly scratched( not dented) blue left side lid and back half for sale at a very deep discounted price if needed.

Deep Blue 2009 K1300GT
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:13 am Thread Starter
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Smile Thanks

Many thanks to all that replied.

Following the advice it was dead easy once I turned the case over to reveal the torx screws on the underside of the case.

Why I didn't look there in the first place is beyond me but I guess I figured that the man from BMW would have made it more difficult and complicated than that!

Thanks again.
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