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So, I ordered the 2 piece protection guards for the side cases for my 2012 K1600GT. This was of course after I dropped it in a parking lot. Anyways, I got them today, they come with double sided sticky tape. Which doesn’t work at all. So I guess I’ll glue them on? Any suggestions? Plastics cement? They attach to the black plastic parts below the painted parts. Of course, my tip over scratched up the painted part! But the protection pieces mount below the painted surface, but need some kind of glue that will work on the black plastic part. Suggestions?
 

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So, I ordered the 2 piece protection guards for the side cases for my 2012 K1600GT. This was of course after I dropped it in a parking lot. Anyways, I got them today, they come with double sided sticky tape. Which doesn’t work at all. So I guess I’ll glue them on? Any suggestions? Plastics cement? They attach to the black plastic parts below the painted parts. Of course, my tip over scratched up the painted part! But the protection pieces mount below the painted surface, but need some kind of glue that will work on the black plastic part. Suggestions?
I would use Automotive-grade double-sided tape it won't come off once you use it unless you wish to remove it your self.
 

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Your other option might be to go to a automotive paint shop and purchase some trim adhesive. A lot of automotive trim is just glued on.
 

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thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking of using polyurethane glue, but that tends to be messy. Not sure how to link the item I bought, but they are the plastic guards. There are 2 of them for each side case, and attach to the black plastic part, not the painted part. The double sided tape that comes with them is useless.
 

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I removed the tape that came on the units and applied 3m automotive tape all the way around perimeter. No problems since install. 3m tape i used was thicker than what was on pieces, as received..
Dragging open a bit of an older thread here, but just wondering if you have any pictures of the side cases with these protection guards installed?

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I took this picture showing how to install the protectors, best picture of what they look like, can’t hardly see them once they are on.




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Took some pictures for you today



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Thanks for that, deserttan! I think they look great and not at all like an add-on.

Am I right in assuming they are more for incidental contact, bumps and scrapes than for actual tip-over protection?
 

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Thanks for that, deserttan! I think they look great and not at all like an add-on.



Am I right in assuming they are more for incidental contact, bumps and scrapes than for actual tip-over protection?



Lucky for me (knock on Wood) I have not tested them. But I would agree with your assessment. If you were to drop your bike at a stop I think they would do a pretty good job of protection/preventing damage. If heaven forbid you go down at speed not sure how they would do.



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Not bad. I always wondered what they look like. Did you get them from the place listed above? I see you did pin stripes on the side bags. I have done the same thing.


I got mine from my BMW Dealer in Beaver Dam Wisconsin, and the double sided tape work fine on mine.


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Not bad. I always wondered what they look like. Did you get them from the place listed above? I see you did pin stripes on the side bags. I have done the same thing.

I got mine from my BMW Dealer in Beaver Dam Wisconsin, and the double sided tape work fine on mine




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Thanks for that, deserttan! I think they look great and not at all like an add-on.



Am I right in assuming they are more for incidental contact, bumps and scrapes than for actual tip-over protection?



Lucky for me (knock on Wood) I have not tested them. But I would agree with your assessment. If you were to drop your bike at a stop I think they would do a pretty good job of protection/preventing damage. If heaven forbid you go down at speed not sure how they would do.



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Thanks!

Yeah, I’m really only thinking about a tip-over when stopped. If I go down at speed, I've most definitely got bigger concerns than expensive, but repairable, damage to the bike...

* knocks furiously on wood *
 
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