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Offline mrclubike

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #240 on: July 20, 2020, 09:08:10 PM »
You can take the connector apart
But like wilcom said just leave it together and remove the grommet and the plug will go thru the hole 

here is a short video on removing the connectors from the housing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTk-j-5MC2g
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Offline TomHoldom

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Pannier key and crack
« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2020, 05:55:36 AM »
Hello,

Many years ago I lost my key to my panniers - is it possible to get replacement keys or even change the complete barrel?

Also, I just notice that one of my panniers  has a crack in it - can anyone recommend the type of glue I should use here?

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Offline BPT

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #242 on: August 01, 2020, 08:07:08 PM »
There should be a number inside your latch (visible when the latch is in the open position) that corresponds to the key you'll need.  Where to buy - not sure in Europe.  They appear in places like ebay here in the US but they can be kind of expensive (to me).

I believe these panniers are made of ABS plastic and there are a variety of ways to repair that material but it will need to be something compatible  with that.
I've read  about ways to do it with acetone, and also plastic welding. I think with acetone, and a crack that large,  you might need a piece of ABS to try and fill it.
If you search online for "ABS repair" you'll find many How-To's and some videos on the various methods.
Also - in the US, the plumbing supply section at the hardware store will usually have ABS adhesive, solvents, etc., for that type of plastic pipe.
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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #243 on: August 01, 2020, 08:12:47 PM »
I don't  know  about  the  product but here is a very detailed write-up  on a similar  repair.  I love how he used the milk container to match the texture.

https://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcycle-rebuilds/1983-bmw-r100rs-rebuild-project-index/46-bmw-r100rs-repair-panniers-plastic/
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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #244 on: August 02, 2020, 11:38:17 AM »
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Offline TomHoldom

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #245 on: August 03, 2020, 02:17:55 AM »
ok, thanks - I'll let you know how I get on

Offline BPT

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #246 on: August 03, 2020, 04:31:17 PM »
BobRoller - I have not tried plastic welding but have been wondering how well it works.  I've seen a lot of talk about it online and some positive reviews, but don't know anyone personally to ask.
Ditto with the one from Harbor Freight.
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Offline dogshome

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #247 on: August 29, 2020, 01:14:31 PM »
https://www.bmwr65.org/YaBB2.612/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1572022115/0#0

Plastic welding takes some setting up if you don't want a disaster. Polypropylene does not accept glues. Solvent welding is safer, but something fairly ferocious is needed.

It can be done, careful prep, the right temperature and lots of heat shields will do it. Bit of an art that I have in absolutely no way mastered!
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Offline dogshome

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #248 on: August 29, 2020, 01:21:01 PM »
It occurs to me that stitching in red hot joiner pieces from the back might be the way forward. Tape the thing tightly on the outside so there is no split and then press/melt staples on the inside.

Any kind of general heat ruins the front surface. The moulding wants to return to it's normal shape - not pannier shaped!

Solvent welding from the back is easy on other plastics (i.e. using acetone) but PP needs really aggressive solvent.
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Offline qwerty123

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Re: R65 Resurrection
« Reply #249 on: September 01, 2020, 03:46:24 PM »
@TomHoldom, I did the same repairs and documented it here: https://www.bmwr65.org/YaBB2.612/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1496624958/1#1

Hope it's helpful.