Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Re: Loose body panel screw
Welcome on board. I hope you find this board friendly helpful and entertaining.
As for your body panels... let me be presumptuous and say that reading your post suggests, to me, this may be your first BMW and maybe it is still pretty new to you. Let me assure you, first, that there is nothing to be alarmed about. Next, taking the body panels off and the back on is a rite of passage that most of us have gone down.
The expected pattern is for you to be nervous as all get out, then do some research on how they go off/on, then sweat a half day doing to then discover the loose screw probably did/does not have some deep/costly/impossible problem.
After that you will be taking it on/off with no real concerns and doing it will take you about 15 minutes, if you stop to have a beer and watch the ball game. Someday you might just feel like taking it all off, just to poke around, clean a little bit and see how things look.
p.s. if there is a problem let us know if we can help.
2014 R1200RT WC
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