Removing the Side compartment?
From a previous request on how to remove the side compartment...
"With all the curves on the LT the hinges have to be in a straight line.
I bent the tabs up on each of the four hinges and pulled out the hinge pins.
The case cover will lift off. I finished removing the hinge tabs and did some filing to smooth things over.
Then ordered a 5mm by about 3' long stainless steel rod from McMaster Carr, about 5$.
Cut it in half, heated and hammered a flare on one end, filed it smooth and filed a bullet nose on the other end. Slid that in place to replace the four original hinge pins.
Re-attached the strap with a modified S hook. (still looking for a better hook)
Now I can remove the sidecases whenever."
Is there an easy way to remove the whole case? I too rubbed up against a curb and would like to take it to a body shop for repair, but hate to leave the bike and feel a better job can be done if it is removed. The above instructions for removing just the door leave me a little confused.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)