Go slow with a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the head of the rivet. Very light pressure until the head of the rivet starts to spin....then back off and push the remaining portion of rivet through the hole. These rivets are soft and drill very easily.
Like the other gentleman said, watch out for the edge of the top case with the drill chuck....there isn't a lot of room. Also make sure you secure the strap that recoils into the top portion of the case, you don't want it to go inside the recoil mechanism. That strap does have to be shortened like the instructions say.
PS I have done both the GG's and the Eagle 1's and found the Eagles a much more pleasant job....he replaced the rivets with bolts also doing away with the need for a rivet gun.
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747,891 miles on touring motorcycles since 1990
IBA 45658 MOA167437
2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
Goldwing miles 238,383