Fixing BMW panniers

joe75

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Hello,

I took a little tumble on black ice the other morning and managed to break my pannier. In some ways it was lucky as the pannier saved the rest of the bike from any damage.

My question is does anyone know how to fix the plastic bits I snapped - See photos. Strong glue, re-enforce with metal, or just find a 2nd hand one?
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I snapped one of the bottom lugs on mine about six months ago in a tumble... it didn't snap completly off but almost... I got a plastic welder in yellow pages and dropped it into him and he repaired good as new for a £10... took about a week as he needed to wait for some bit of welding kit to arrive in but very impressed and feels stronger now than before...

I done a lot of research on the web before going this route and this looks the best especialy if considering sale in the future.

Jr
 
thanks. i have never heard of a plastic welder. i will check them out in my area
 
Hey Jo, welcome aboard.

The tabs/hooks on the back of the panniers are often the first thing to give in a fall or knock. It's a shame they didn't make them a sacrificial part.

These are often fixed by riveting on home made metal replacements. It's worth looking into the plastic weld option too though.

The pannier fixing at the top will very likely be available from BMW 'shouldn't be too costly' and can then be easily replaced (be careful not to strip the threads though). You can if you wish buy the whole back part of the box too.

Second Hand is an option, though you're unlikely to find a single one of the correct side.

Val.
 
thanks for the info. i was really pissed about it as I knew that i was coming off but it was so icey that I could not even stand up on the road. picking the bike up was really hard as every time I tried to pick it up I slipped over:blast

if anyone has any photos of the repairs with metal that would be cool. i googled plastic welders near Guildford but so far no luck, i will keep looking.

i have just checked my pannier and as you pointed out i can replace the top locking part which is cool. BMW here I come, lets hope they don´t fleece me to much:eek:

again thanks for the help and advice:clap

just found that I can buy a single pannier here

just looking for the top part that locks to the bike as 150 quid is a lot
 
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Joe

Sorry to hear of your tumble:(

I have a pair of these panniers sat in my garage that were fitted to my 2006 Dakar.

They are surplus to requirements, and if you are interested then please PM me. it is fair to say that I will do the pair for less than the cost you have been quoted for 1.

They are in good but used condition, happy to chat on phone or through PM.
 
A couple of pics. If I was to do it again, I'd use a single piece of stiff metal instead of a couple of un-used brackets.
 

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Joe

Sorry to hear of your tumble:(

I have a pair of these panniers sat in my garage that were fitted to my 2006 Dakar.

They are surplus to requirements, and if you are interested then please PM me. it is fair to say that I will do the pair for less than the cost you have been quoted for 1.

They are in good but used condition, happy to chat on phone or through PM.


Joe,

Rip the man's arm off :thumb2 and quick.


Stickleback,

You'll need to give Joe an email addy. He ain't a sponser yet.

Val.
 
Yeah I broke a pannier bracket last year when I was out doing a message for SWMBO - so naturally came home fit to be tied!:(

However a friend put me onto a guy with a PLASTIC WELDER and the job is brilliant - good enough to have toured Europe this summer with no problems.

Is such an easy job, guy wasnt even going to charge me, but I insisted he took £20 - best money I ever spent!:JB

Regards
Brendy
 
for parts look at www.realoem.com to get part numbers and then copy/paste into www.motorworks.co.uk and plan on doin it yourself... I just spent all afternoon replacing ignition barrel and steering lock after botched robbery attempt... quite handy with a bit of time and a smile most things are do-able...:clap
 
Thanks so much for the help. I am still not sure whether to try and repair mine or buy secondhand.

As for the 12 quid joining fee, how, where and why?:bounce1

Again a huge thanks for your knowledge and info.:beerjug:
 
Thanks so much for the help. I am still not sure whether to try and repair mine or buy secondhand.

As for the 12 quid joining fee, how, where and why?:bounce1

Again a huge thanks for your knowledge and info.:beerjug:

Buy the S/H one's, then when time/finances permit fix broken pannier. Then sell the set you don't want/need.

Subscription is easy. Click on the 'Subscribed Tosser' logo below my/or anyone's user name, then follow the links :thumb2

Val.
 
just about to start fixing my pannier as I don´t have the cash to buy the 2nd hand set.

does anyone know what type of plastic the panniers are made of? someone i know has a plastic welder but said they will need to know the type that the panniers are made of.

thanks
 


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