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    R75/7, 1977 seat and sidecovers. I bought this bike last year. It has a stock seat, apparently, with a short backrest. However, the "C" clips that hold the seat have been removed as the seat fits too snug behind the tank and has scratched up the rear of the tank (low down and not noticeable when the seat is down). Puting the seat on the pins and carefully puting the seat down leaves no room to get the clips back in their grooves. This can't be right. Another thing is, how are the side covers attached on this model year? I can't see any damage to the sidecovers or the frame. The rear of the covers slip into sort of clips but still slip downward. The front is held on by a tiny bungee running from one cover to the other and attached to small "L" shaped clipps on the covers.

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    I'm not sure what the question is here, but the tiny bungee is an improvement over the big rubber gizmos that BMW supplied. You may want to put two there, given the failure rate for bungees.

    I don't remember if the hinges on that seat are adjustable, but you may want to look at the underside of the seat and see if you can loosen the hinges where they attach to the pan. This may allow you to move the hinges back enough to get the clips back on.

    Anybody here have a camera and can shoot a couple pics of how it should look?
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    Re: R75/7 seat & sidecover attachment

    Originally posted by Gila Bender
    ... the seat fits too snug behind the tank and has scratched up the rear of the tank (low down and not noticeable when the seat is down).

    They all do that!

    This is normal.

    A gap there would be unsightly.

    Your dealer might be able to find the clear "decal" that can be affixed in this location to protect the paint a bit better. There used to be one in the BMW parts system.
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