First Week of September

Written by  Wednesday, 02 September 2015 20:27
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This has been a week of spending money on eBay, and getting more miles on the bike enjoying some good weather but also catching the odd rain shower as well!

Since I got my R1200RT I have been keeping an eye of for pannier liner bags because at present I have been using a rucksack and putting that inside the pannier. This isn't idea because the bag needs to be compressed and a lot of space is wasted with excess material or the straps on it.

So I decided to have a look on eBay, the first couple that caught my eye are non BMW one's which although do the job don't quite have the niceness of a BMW item. I feel lucky that I was able to find a pair of BMW one's which had only seen light use and was successful in winning them.

Below is a photo of the new bags.

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The other thing that was recommended to me when I got the bike was a rear mudguard extender, again I turned my eye to eBay and quickly found one that had been taken off of a bike of the right year. It also came with the whole rear mudguard assembly. I decided it was worth the asking price and ordered it.

A day later and it had arrived! I am very impressed with the turn around of the eBay seller, as soon as I got home from work I took the new one down to see how easy it would be to fit it.

Having had a look at the holes which are cut into the mudguard and the method of fitting, I took a look at the online fische at MaxBMW in America. (My first resource for seeing what parts should be used.) I was able to quickly see that it needed a nut and bolt M5 so popped into the basement and found one of the right size along with a washer.

It was slightly fiddly to fit due to mounting points for the number plate, and due to the lower number plate screw being short. I had to fit the nut into it's recess and then secure the lower number plate nut and bolt. Then adding the bolt for the mudguard extender and tightening it up.

Below you can see the before and after photos.

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I am now going to be on call covering Plymouth and the South Hams for the weekend, I should be using Tango 4 which is one of the marked up RT1200P's if you spot me give me a wave.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 15:33
Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.