Author S1000R BMW Saddle bags causing damage to fairing?  (Read 3736 times)

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  • Offline Lanywardy   gb

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    S1000R BMW Saddle bags causing damage to fairing?
    on: May 14, 2023, 06:26:20 pm
    May 14, 2023, 06:26:20 pm
    I've just been to look at a bike I'd like to purchase that has the saddle bags, however when we took them off there was damage caused to body work underneath.

    My question is, is this a common issue? And if so what are the solutions? Seems bonkers that BMW would sell a product that would damage the paint.

    I've added a couple of pics, same both sides!



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    Re: S1000R BMW Saddle bags causing damage to fairing?
    Reply #1 on: May 15, 2023, 03:51:05 pm
    May 15, 2023, 03:51:05 pm
    Yeah I have this issue too and its pretty common for saddle bag users on this bike. To protect from further damage I just apply a couple layers of painters blue tape on the tail fairing where it makes contact, easy enough to remove.

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    Re: S1000R BMW Saddle bags causing damage to fairing?
    Reply #2 on: May 15, 2023, 11:17:47 pm
    May 15, 2023, 11:17:47 pm
    I'll give that a go, thanks for the reply

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    Re: S1000R BMW Saddle bags causing damage to fairing?
    Reply #3 on: May 19, 2023, 10:52:35 am
    May 19, 2023, 10:52:35 am
    You can try using paint protection film (PPF). There are several brands such as 3M and a company in Canada (don't remember name) that make custom fit pieces. I purchased a set for the tank area. Tricky to apply on areas with an edge though.R&G makes pieces for current gen RR so maybe your bike also.

    As an example these guys advertise a kit though I've never used it so can't say how good it is: https://www.autotrimdesign.net/BMW_S_1000_R_Paint_Protection_Kit.asp