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post #1 of 4 Old Apr 20th, 2011, 3:25 pm Thread Starter
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R1200 Clc

I have a 2004 R1200 CLC-I have a latch ass in my saddlebag that I am trying to remove,Can anyone tell me the procedure to remove the latch.Does the black liner on the inside have to come out first,it seems to be glued in.Any help will be appriciated.Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old Apr 20th, 2011, 5:05 pm
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Re: R1200 Clc

Have you tried the six screws ? Two under the handle and four on the inside ?

I don't believe BMW intended that inner panel to be removed...It is glued in place...

There's a couple of rivet's too but I don't think you'd have to remove them....


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Some info here www.chromeheads.org
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post #4 of 4 Old Apr 24th, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Re: R1200 Clc

You did not say why you want to remove the latch. I tried to disassemble one on mine several years ago because I was hoping to buff some scratches off the handle surround and have it re-chromed.

The foregoing posts are correct in that the inner liner is glued in an cannot be removed without destroying the parts. Fine? German engineering indeed. If you remove the screws/rivets behind the handle the linkages come apart and there is no way in hell to fix it. I ended up buying a new lid for $5 or 600! Plus the dealer changed me $50 to rekey to match my locks.

Unfortunately, a later 1 mph parking lot get off damaged one lid again. I took both bag lids to a local high-end auto body shop where a guy they call Dr. Neon mixed the paint from scratch for a perfect match. They scuffed the handles with fine grit paper and painted them to match (black in my case). They have performed without any problem as there is plenty of clearance between the moving parts. The bags look way better with the monochromed handles than does the stock chromed set up.

BTW the total cost for painting both bags (so the monochrome matches) and the fairing was $250 off the bike..... compared to $1400 plus for a new fairing and 1 bag lid.

Also, the painter worked from scratch because BMW was such a hassle to buy paint from. He considered trying to get the color through a BMW auto source but finally said the hell with it and made the paint.



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