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Offline lesbrab

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K75s broken retaining clip
« on: March 24, 2020, 01:58:18 PM »
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The battery cover (Left side fairing) retaining spring clip died of old age. I have searched everywhere for a part number or replacement. The clip is easily removed but not repairable. Suggestions short of buying the panel. :)

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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 02:16:14 PM »
greetings...

lotts of options... some photos of this matter first... poast them here... then we show you the way...

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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 02:19:02 PM »
Photo tomorrow. Makes sense.
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 02:28:27 PM »
An afternoon of screwing around with a chunk of steel banding(like they use for securing stuff to pallets) should get you something that works.  You will need to heat it with a torch to make some of the bends. 

I would also use the opportunity make some sort of a lanyard to secure the cover to the bike.  These covers are know to make successful escapes from captivity.
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 03:24:07 PM »
As per Gryph, however you need to keep the rear tank pin "C" clips fitted if you wish to keep your covers. The covers are held in place by the spring clip and the rear edge of the tank. If the "C" clips are omitted what can happen is on hitting a bump, the rear of the tank jumps, the side cover disengages with the tank and the cover goes AWOL. There are a lot of variables, tightness of the rubbers, size of bump, fuel load and speed. But you've got to ask yourself "Do you feel lucky, well do you"?
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 11:50:44 AM »
My experience with backordered BMW Brick small parts is that the orders are unlikely to be fulfilled.

Options include buying a used battery cover that has the correct clip—identical clips on either side, a cover seems to be costing >20USD—or purchase a sheet of spring steel in the correct gauge and make the part by heating with a small Mapp gas torch then forming on an anvil or bench vise with a steel bolt or tube of appropriate diameter using appropriate heating and cooling technique.

It might make somebody some fuel money if they get the technique down pat and post some perfected specimens for sale at the world famous MOTOBRICK.COM.
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Offline lesbrab

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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 02:10:01 PM »
Thanks for all the responses. I tried the part number with BMW of San Francisco and they promptly replied that none were available in US, Germany or Beemer Boneyard. Such a small part and only $8 when available. There may be a market for this...

I will search the local motorcycle junkyard as I know they have several K bikes that might have the part. The best solution is the steel band manufacture but that takes several passes, I'm sure. And it is not an essential piece for the bike, just part of the complete package. A lanyard is a great idea. I just happened to be installing it when I broke it.

Thanks again for all the replies. I'm confident when I have a real problem the answer will be found here.
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 03:10:20 PM »
Search ebay for 'bmw 46631455071'  (There's one in Lithuania)!!
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 04:49:10 PM »
Thanks. Its a matter of how the part number is put in for the search. This may be the last one in the world. :)

I'm using 2 #10 rubber bands, one connected to the frame and one to the cover. It accomplishes both needs. The cover is in place and has a connecting lanyard. Horrible solution but so easy.
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Re: K75s broken retaining clip
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 06:38:55 PM »
 Try Motobins.co.uk or Motorworks.co.uk or calling Bob's BMW or Capital Cycle stocks vintage parts or Blue Moon Cycle or Hammersley Motors
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