Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Changing Side Bag Skin
Well almost a year ago when I was new to LT/BMW with in 2 weeks I dropped it on a right hand incline by clamping the front brake. It skidded down a slight incline taking the right mirror complete, right front lower wing plastic, right rear Chrome, and put some scratches in the bag skin. Well I will tell you that was a VERY expensive drop lesson and has been learned well!
So all was on except the bag skin since when I took the buffer to it I could live with it. I also wanted to see if I was prone to this condition.
So pretty convinced I may drop it, but never in a right stop incline, I decided to proceed.
Was looking it over and forgot about the wire for the locking mechanism. I see it is blobbed with some type of sealant/glue. Can this be loosened with a heat gun? Do I need a new wire? Do the blobs of sealant/glue come with it? If not, or if I can get the old one out, will appropriate hot glue dabs work?
Thanks for any information on this.
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Last edited by LAF; Aug 30th, 2008 at 9:45 pm.