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post #1 of 12 Old Feb 1st, 2018, 2:29 pm Thread Starter
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Fairing Reassembly

Aye Yie Yie I need some help...

So I bought a 2008 k1200GT, the fairings were off and I was able to reassemble but thereís a piece I canít figure out where it goes...

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this?

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post #2 of 12 Old Feb 4th, 2018, 9:27 am
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Re: Fairing Reassembly

I just want you to know that people have seen your post. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer, but I felt bad that nobody has replied yet.

Can you post a few more photos? I am still trying to figure out what I am seeing. Perhaps something that shows scale, too?
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post #3 of 12 Old Feb 4th, 2018, 2:54 pm Thread Starter
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Iím out of town at the moment but Iíll take some more pics later this week.

In the meantime, relative scale, hmm... it could fit over your clenched fist so itís a relatively big piece that Iím baffled by at the moment.
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post #4 of 12 Old Feb 5th, 2018, 6:31 pm
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Is it hard plastic or soft foam? It is hollow on the back?

@meese would know, but I am not sure when he will check in next. Hopefully a mention will get his attention.
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post #5 of 12 Old Feb 5th, 2018, 8:02 pm
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Yeah...that piece doesn't look familiar at all, especially not for a normal fairing removal.

It's obviously a snap-on cover for something. Maybe to cover a shock end?

Are you sure it's part of the GT, and not just something extra thrown in the parts box?
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Here are some pics I took today.

Maybe youíre right, it could just be an ďextra part in the boxĒ I sure canít figure anywhere it goes, and I donít want to take the fairings back off just to look again unless I have some clue it actually belongs under there.
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Is it hard plastic or soft foam? It is hollow on the back?


@meese would know, but I am not sure when he will check in next. Hopefully a mention will get his attention.


Itís hard plastic...
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Yeah...that piece doesn't look familiar at all, especially not for a normal fairing removal.

It's obviously a snap-on cover for something. Maybe to cover a shock end?

Are you sure it's part of the GT, and not just something extra thrown in the parts box?


Maybe something that goes in the trunk?
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I've wrenched on a bunch of K12/13GT bikes, including stripping a couple down to the frame and rebuilding an engine. I've also had the factory saddlebags and 49L trunk pulled completely apart for painting.

That piece does not look at all familiar to me.

If it was a BMW part, there would be a part number molded on the inside. Since I don't see anything like that, I'm confident that you can just call it an "extra" piece and stuff it in a dark drawer somewhere...

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I've wrenched on a bunch of K12/13GT bikes, including stripping a couple down to the frame and rebuilding an engine. I've also had the factory saddlebags and 49L trunk pulled completely apart for painting.

That piece does not look at all familiar to me.

If it was a BMW part, there would be a part number molded on the inside. Since I don't see anything like that, I'm confident that you can just call it an "extra" piece and stuff it in a dark drawer somewhere...


Good to know, thanks!
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Someone, somewhere, with a non-BMW motorcycle, is scratching their head, wondering, "Where did I put that part?" :-(
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Hey if Meese doesn't know where it goes...it doesn't belong. hehe
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