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post #1 of 9 Old Oct 2nd, 2006, 3:53 pm Thread Starter
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Yep, second day after getting it home was showing off the hydraulic center stand on a not level service.. rolled it off the stand and over to the right she went...

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The chrome on the rear bag is scratched pretty good. I have ordered the rubber bumpers for both sides. May not look great but at $120.00 a pop on the plasitic chrome strip that may be a good $30.00 spent...

So what do you need to to do to take the chrome strip off? Peel it from the middle with your fingures???

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post #2 of 9 Old Oct 2nd, 2006, 3:58 pm
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Sorry to here about the tumble over. I think you need to use a heat gun and warm them up a bit to loosen the adhesive. Your not the first this happened to so someone will chime in soon with what they had to do.

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You can use a hair dryer or a heat gun (VERY carefully with the heat gun) to lossen the adhesive. You can take a piece of fishing filiment and slip it under the chrome piece and carefully work your way forward until the piece is free.

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You can use a hair dryer or a heat gun (VERY carefully with the heat gun) to lossen the adhesive. You can take a piece of fishing filiment and slip it under the chrome piece and carefully work your way forward until the piece is free.
You need to heat it from the inside with a hairdryer - don't want to mess up the paint. Dental floss apparently works as well.

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Sorry to hear about that, but unfortunately it happens to the best. I don't mean to read more into your post than you state, but unless you ordered new chrome also, you don't need to take the chrome strips off. The rubber protective pieces that I purchased simply stick to the chrome trim with two sided tape. Or did you purchase non-chrome replacements?

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Dropped mine on a slight down grade, pealed the chrome of the formerly chrome piece. Replace the formerly chromed piece with a hair dryer and dental floss, I then added the BMR rubber. I have received a lot of compliments on how good it looks.

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Mine fell forward on the kick stand on a slope some time ago. I also bought the BMR strips. Can't even notice they are there unless you look with a magnifier. No chrome strip removal is necessary.
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Thank you very much for the advice on removing the original chrome. I ordered a replacement chrome piece from the dealer as well as the rubber 'bumpers' from BRM. Expensive lesson on the weight difference from the HD Road King. Other than at a stop or stopping I have found the LT to feel more nimble and actually easier and more fun to manuever on the road.

Guess I will work out with some weights to build muscles for the tense moments.....

This my first BMW. Have been on a RK for the past 6 years and am very happy over the choice of the K1200LT vs the Ultra (never really considered a GW). I now have a bike on which the brakes actually work.... Was also suprised as to the comfort of the stock seat.

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Just to report the operation was a success!! BMW does stick that plastic on tight though.

I realy appreciate your help.
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