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K1200LT side panels

Has anyone ever removed them? Modified them?....Just curious what others may have done? I just do not care for them.

Also considering mirror 'removal' and a switch to handlebar mount "KRS" type. Along with a block plate for the original .
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Has anyone ever removed them? Modified them?....Just curious what others may have done? I just do not care for them.

Also considering mirror 'removal' and a switch to handlebar mount "KRS" type. Along with a block plate for the original .
I have removed mine several times, but reinstalled them an equal number of times. No, no modifications. I like my fairing panels as they are.

The mirrors are a pain. I added auxiliary wide angle mirrors to the handlebars.

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I have removed mine several times, but reinstalled them an equal number of times. No, no modifications. I like my fairing panels as they are.

The mirrors are a pain. I added auxiliary wide angle mirrors to the handlebars.

Regarding the panels...do not care for "upholstery' there. I thought about removing them, removing the pad & cover....then just paint the "backing" maybe a satin black....See if maybe I like that better ?
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Regarding the panels...do not care for "upholstery' there. I thought about removing them, removing the pad & cover....then just paint the "backing" maybe a satin black....See if maybe I like that better ?
I like them. They cushion against your knees, are warmer in cold weather and saves having scratched up paint. They are fairly unobtrusive on my dark gray bike. They would look worse on a bright colored bike.

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I like them. They cushion against your knees, are warmer in cold weather and saves having scratched up paint. They are fairly unobtrusive on my dark gray bike. They would look worse on a bright colored bike.

Not arguing, just debating ....we used to have rubber pads on gas tanks, better quality paint & clear-coat eliminated the need.

What I have in mind can be reversed ? If I do not like it .....assuming things go well..

I might even shop around for a second set...do it to them and go from there.
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I have remove my side panels several times. The only modification I did to it was I remove the ugly k1200lt decal. I'd like to make my own emblem.

I have the K 1200 RS mirrors and absolutely love them. The only time I look in the factory LT mirrors is to see directly behind me.
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Re: K1200LT side panels

They are just a piece of fiber board covered in foam and vinyl. Looks pretty ugly with them off so you would have to put something there in its place.

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