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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 30th, 2007, 12:05 pm Thread Starter
 
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K1200 side panels

Need help, the vinyl on my knee inserts, LT, is coming loose. Are they screwed from the inside out and do I have to take the entire panels off? Can they be recovered and replaced without tons of work and $$?
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post #2 of 9 Old Mar 30th, 2007, 12:18 pm
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I'm not sure that they're held on with screws from the inside or not.....and I've had them off half a dozen times too!! I think that they're held on there with some double sided sticky tape (the RT's were anyway) and lord help anybody if you get it crooked while putting them back on.......
The tape they've used in the past is about as thin as cellophane tape, so I don't know if you're going to find anything that'll stick like the oem stuff does, and not take a lot of room by being 10 times thicker. Best of Luck....

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The tape they've used in the past is about as thin as cellophane tape, so I don't know if you're going to find anything that'll stick like the oem stuff does, and not take a lot of room by being 10 times thicker.
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Not sure about the adhesive quality but one source for the very thin double side tape is those 3M window insulating kits.
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My bike is pretty much torn down for maintenance work (pic 1), so I went and took some pictures. Pic 2 is the back side of the upper fairing. The knee pad is attached by 7 phillips head screws. Remove the screws and the knee pad is free. It looks like the padding is attached by double side sticky tape (pic 3), and a few staples in the corners. Maybe contact cement would restick it.
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Soooo.............there ya go.....and in less than an hour!!

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Way to go Bill. I just looked through the microfiche at A&S and was going to post the same info.

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Mine were working loose at the bottom also. Used some Gorilla Glue with a couple of spring clamps and fixed it right up.

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Mine were working loose at the bottom also. Used some Gorilla Glue with a couple of spring clamps and fixed it right up.
Excellent, good to know, thanks.

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This is still the home of the World's Best Brains, was able to use dbl side tape used on my rowing shell fabric deck cover. Thank U guys!
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