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While I got everything stripped off my LT I figured I'd remove the top case and yank the can out. But, I can't figure out how to get that pin out?

There is a black metal washer on the the small tube holding the pin in place. I don't see any way to get it off?

SO, I'm stuck on step one: remove the pin and then take out the liner.

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Bob
 

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Are you talking about the top case lid strap? If so, on my '03 it just unscrews.

Sorry, if I wasn't much help.

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There should be a "Knob" on that shaft that you simply unscrew with your fingers to release the strap. Sounds like it broke off.
 

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Mine doesn't come either but it does come apart enough to slip the loop around the pin
 

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Yup.

No Knob.

Wonder if I can epoxy a bolt into that hole?

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Bob
 

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why not just get one from beemer bone yard?

He is a good guy and i am sure he has one for a good price...
 

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also it seems the the OEM part for A&S is part # 52532347556 for $4.50
 

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I did the Canisterectomy thing this weekend. Like you when I removed the screw in pin there was a black metal tube holding the strap in place. I just fiddled with it a little and the strap came right off. When it came time to re-assemble the loop on the strap slipped right over the metal tube. I was then able to screw the pin back in position.
Canisterectomy complete.
 

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My knob fell off and got lost so I just screwed a flat head screw in it that was longer than the threaded tube. I think it's a 10-32 thread. The extra length of the screw is what keeps the strap from working itself around the tube.
 

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The pin is permanently fixed in place; the strap end loop is pinched/maneuvered around the end of the pin.
 

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My knob broke off long ago. I use a small zip tie to hold the strap in place and just cut it if I need to remove the strap. Guess I am just a cheap Bas#%&* :cool:
 

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Funny, mine was missing when I bought the bike and I had no idea there should be something there. I've never had the strap fall off on its own.
 

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Dang sorry to hear about your knob there Bill. Thank goodness for zip ties!

Loren

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My knob broke off long ago. I use a small zip tie to hold the strap in place and just cut it if I need to remove the strap. Guess I am just a cheap Bas#%&* :cool:
 

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For some reason, I though the direction to remove the pin was to remove the piece, hollow tube that the strap goes over.

I'll have to go back and see if I can remove the inner case with the hollow tube still in place?

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Bob, I did the canisterectomy thing Saturday. When I removed the screwed in pin for the strap the strap loop was still around the hollow tube. Just took a little wiggling to get it to come off. As a safety precaution once removed I stuck a small screw driver in the loop to prevent it from retracting into the roller assembly. I don't think that it would, but with my luck!!!!!!!!
Then all you have to do is release the pins at the latches and the liner comes right out. Super simple.
 

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Thanks por the update.

Getting the loop off the pin has been easy,

For some reason I though the hollow tube had to be removed to take the insert out.

Looks as if I have to just look for the retaining clips now since the screw/bolt may never have been there?

Best from Tucson
Bob
 
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