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    BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    on: February 10, 2024, 05:38:38 pm
    February 10, 2024, 05:38:38 pm
    Hi all, I managed to pick up the official BMW Saddlebags made by SW Motech for my 2014 model. However as I have an R&G tail tidy, the bags foul the indicators. Has anyone got a solution for this please?
    My thoughts are cut the arms shorter or get smaller indicators .
    Open to suggestions.

    Cheers, Mark.

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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 10:21:24 am
    February 12, 2024, 10:21:24 am
    smaller indicators
    go back to the hideous OE tail piece
    use extension pieces (hollow spacers) and longer bolts to push the arms (and therefore the bags) out more from the bike

    exhaust is also a potential issue when fitted to Gen 2

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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 04:00:24 pm
    February 12, 2024, 04:00:24 pm
     Thanks John, I've decided to cut the arms shorter with a pipe cutter. The bags will then sit in front of the indicators and cut outs in the back of bags sit against tail piece as they should. I've mocked this up and the arms will only need two inches taking off. Will post pictures once done at the weekend.
    Still open to other solutions if before the weekend.

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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 01:27:39 pm
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    nice , interested to see how it goes.


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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #4 on: February 17, 2024, 09:45:26 am
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    Arms shortened by 2 inches, now bags sit in front of indicators.

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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #5 on: February 17, 2024, 09:48:56 am
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    Photo from the front.


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    Re: BMW SW Motech saddlebags fouling indicators
    Reply #6 on: February 19, 2024, 12:33:24 pm
    February 19, 2024, 12:33:24 pm
    nice. thanks for the pics.
    remember to put protective tape on the bits the panniers rub on on the rear painted tail pieces

     



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