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    1996 R1100RT Body parts

    NOTE: should be R1100RT

    And here's the part..:
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    Hi,

    Bear with me as I try and explain this... I am looking for two replacement body parts. These are the side covers that are black that hang right under the seats, on the side of the bike. They are plastic with twist knobs that secure them to the fairing.

    If you know what I'm talking about( I can't for the life of me find what they are called) any idea where I might find replacements? Ebay doesn't seem to have any at the moment...

    Also, any idea why these might be gone on a bike? Any thing in particular that might signify... other than a careless owner. :-)

    Thanks much
    -Steve
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    They are just a side cover, just not fancy. Just keep watching e-bay or contact one of the people who sell alot of Beemer stuff. Theirs one guy in Birmingham, Ala. who in on e-bay all the time. Check with your Dealer also, I don't think those would cost alot. I had them on my 99 1100 RT so I know the pieces your talking about.
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    Correct on the name. They are just called side covers. Why they would both be missing is weird... Anyway, you might try http://www.re-psycle.com/ or http://www.beemerboneyard.com/

    HA! NavyDad types faster than I do...
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    Thanks everyone!!

    BTW... Picking it up tomorrow. Had to get rid of mine 4 years ago. Found the exact same one 5 miles from home. Looking forward to getting back to riding!

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    side panels

    The right side is the hard one to find it flies off and is gone. The left one for the most part is held on by the center stand lift handle. both if my are also now held on by black wire ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACELOCKSMITH View Post
    The right side is the hard one to find it flies off and is gone. The left one for the most part is held on by the center stand lift handle. both if my are also now held on by black wire ties.
    Maybe that's why they started putting on the extra plastic pins on the newer RTs. My 96 did not have them, my 00 does. Not sure when they changed the side cover design.

    Even with the original design though, if they are attached properly at all 3 points I have difficulty seeing how they could just fly off. Mine never did and I rode that bike like I stole it.
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    My service guy says that the pins wear down and those puppies fly off all the time. Still have mine, though.
    2000 R1100RT-P

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    I put a little plumber's grease on the pins. This makes it easier to slide them through the tight rubber grommets. Started doing this after the left side pin busted off while I was wrestling with it. This might help them last longer too I figure.
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    Picked her up today!!

    63K on the odometer. Got her for 3K. Great to be riding again!!! Now I just need those pesky side covers....

    -Steve
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    wow, she is pretty.
    Tires and brakes look nice too.
    Are are those brake lines stainless?
    I'd say you got a very good deal.
    What state are you in?
    2000 R1100RT-P

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    Thanks!! Yeah, the previous owner had the stainless lines put in and a new master cylinder.

    I'm in Fairfax, VA.

    -Steve

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    That is sweet. Looks like an upgraded windscreen too.
    I am so jealous.
    Good job!
    2000 R1100RT-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Wanderer View Post
    I put a little plumber's grease on the pins. This makes it easier to slide them through the tight rubber grommets. Started doing this after the left side pin busted off while I was wrestling with it. This might help them last longer too I figure.
    While reinstalling my left side cover, my plastic pin broke off, requiring me to use some rarely used language.

    What is the common fix to this, aside from buying another $80 panel?

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    plastic epoxy and some "engineering"
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