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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 28th, 2008, 2:16 pm Thread Starter
 
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Plastic repair

Went for a nice ride yesterday afternoon and hit a small pothole at moderate speed. When I got home I discovered the flip-down door inside my topcase had broken off, one hinge pin broken, opposite side hinge broken. I've learned to ASK before trying things so does anyone have a recommendation for epoxy etc that will work on the interior topcase plastic? I suppose I could also make a replacement piano hinge etc. to hold the door on again. 2005 LT. Thanks all you senior members for helpingus newbies!
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post #2 of 6 Old Mar 28th, 2008, 8:04 pm
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Just get a small piano hinge and install it. It will never break again. Many have done this modification. If you replace it it will just do it again.

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Must have hit that same pothole yesterday, the repaired hinges broke off. I think it is time to get the piano hinge and be done with it, great idea. Had a mirror fall off after hitting road repair. Thankfully they are tethered, thanks to this site.

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post #4 of 6 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 10:24 am Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the help. Yes I thought I might attach a piano type hinge with some small rivets as a possible fix. I discovered the whole door/box assembly comes off making it much easier to work on for repair. I used some epoxy to put the broken bits back together and it seems to have bonded. I think I'll just leave the door/box off until I sell the bike (maybe someday). I assume the wire and plug I found in there are for the topcase brakelight if you have one installed, which I don't? Anyway I have just bought a used Ft. Worth rack off e-bay and will be taking the topcase off for awhile. I ride my bike solo back and forth to work and am still amazed at the handling and mileage; on regular gas runs well and gets 53-54 mpg. Thanks again for the feedback.
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about this common problem and repair suggestions:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...67740#poststop
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Re: Plastic repair

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I think I'll just leave the door/box off until I sell the bike (maybe someday).
That's what I did six years ago. The part has been fine in a box in my garage ever since.

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