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post #1 of 8 Old Jan 4th, 2010, 2:36 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

I would like to ask two q's of the group

1. The best Dust cover for my K12.
I see BMW have brought one out at the cost of 120/$180

2.Is it possible to get the backing plate for the wing mirrors
My mirror was removed while parked up and the black plastic backing plate cracked around the spring clip. Do I have to buy a complete new mirror?

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post #2 of 8 Old Jan 4th, 2010, 7:15 pm
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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

You can get just the parts for the mirror - I broke the adjuster removing the old mirror to install the Muth Mirrors. Any dealer should be able to order it for you.

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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

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1. The best Dust cover...
2.Is it possible to get the backing plate for the wing mirrors
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1. Any large size generic cover will do. I have a Dowco and a no-name brand, both equally good. The trick is to cut a tiny hole for the radio antena to peek through. I added a piece of backing cloth to reinforce the hole - just ask anyone who knows how to hold a needle - and who has good eyeglasses, sigh....

2. As alabrew said:


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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

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1. Any large size generic cover will do. I have a Dowco and a no-name brand, both equally good. The trick is to cut a tiny hole for the radio antena to peek through. I added a piece of backing cloth to reinforce the hole - just ask anyone who knows how to hold a needle - and who has good eyeglasses, sigh....

2. As alabrew said:

Good knowledge (on the mirror diagram!).

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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

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1. Any large size generic cover will do. I have a Dowco and a no-name brand, both equally good. The trick is to cut a tiny hole for the radio antena to peek through. I added a piece of backing cloth to reinforce the hole - just ask anyone who knows how to hold a needle - and who has good eyeglasses, sigh....

2. As alabrew said:

I use a grommet,(available from any hardware store) to do the hole for the antenna. That way it doesn't wear through. I use the 'Unico'.cover. It's cheap and easily replaceable, and does a good job...................
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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

My favorite dust cover is the Geza - it also works well as a light duty touring cover since it packs down so small. The Geza is amazingly effective keeping it clean during storage and breathes well - very important in a humid climate. Not water resistant although light dew will bead up on it when new. The downside is $$$.

The BMW cover is top notch - exceptionally well built and worth the money. An excellent cover for storing outdoors in harsh weather. Fits like a glove with holes already built in for the antenna(s). The downside is $$$.

The only word of caution I have when using ANY cover is make sure your bike is spotlessly clean before putting it on - just pulling it over the windshield and paint can leave small scratches from existing dirt. Make sure it is completely tight to avoid wind whipping if you leave it outside, you may want to consider adding extra grommets along the bottom and some bungee cords.


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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

Hi Tony
I use the Nelson Rigg XL bikini cover (no problems about hot exhaust) and it fits in a bum bag (fanny pack for the US). Always keep it on the bike when not in use.

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Re: Dust cover for my k12 and mirror repair

I'll give a second to the Nelson Rigg. Packs small and covers from the headlamp to the top
box opening lever. No holes needed to thread antennas through since it doesn't go below the antenna mount.

Used daily and held up pretty well, first one (bought in 2002) lasted 3-4 yrs before tearing, it now covers the R65 in the garage. I still have the second one but no longer use it daily since I retired and have covered parking at ALABREW. It has seen several severe storms and never came off. Bike on center stand has never blown over either.

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