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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 11:45:51 PM »
It is possible:



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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2019, 03:47:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mark01 [+]
Hi All,
update, removed the washers and does sit better but not 100%.Cycler thanks for offer, but the worst thing is, this is original BMW part. lots of people on the FB forum sent pics with also original cowl, and they also are not 100% fit. poor show from BMW for.such an expensive part.

thanks all for the replys 👍

Mine fit well. Not sure if different companies make them for bmw.
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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2019, 09:27:48 AM »
I think some changes was done to the 17+ models.

Sargent seat for my bike didn't fit, was a huge gap.

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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2019, 11:22:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by VARRAKK [+]
I think some changes was done to the 17+ models.

Sargent seat for my bike didn't fit, was a huge gap.

 I think the tail and seat for all years  are the same models, I also have gaps with my sargent seat. My pod was modded, I got a custom bracket modded that is shorter, but thsi does make the cover much harder to get on and off!

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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2019, 01:29:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by VARRAKK [+]
I think some changes was done to the 17+ models.

Sargent seat for my bike didn't fit, was a huge gap.

Sargent seat fits fine on my 2017, don't know what to tell you.

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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 11:42:37 AM »
I bought a cheap chinesium cover, fitting is not as terrible as expected.
Think I can work with this. Probably add a rubber seal around it to make the gap go away.
If that looks okay I will have it painted.

Does anyone know the color code for the Catalona Grey?








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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 12:47:56 PM »
that looks good VARRAKK

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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2019, 04:13:47 PM »
Got the eBay $28 knock off. Fit as crappy as the OEM. I removed the metal bracket and cut off the flat mounting tab that it attaches to a bit lower. I then epoxy in a piece of plywood that bridges across to both posts (I think it was 3/4", maybe 5/8" think) it fit nicely between the slots left after the trim. I made this lower to close the gap. Done deal with a nice fit. Plus this made the mount stronger.

Not all cowls are the same - some have a flat "front" (butt bump) others have an indent, sort of a V recess. Be sure to get the style that fits, my '14 is the flat front.
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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2019, 11:33:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by starpower [+]
Got the eBay $28 knock off. Fit as crappy as the OEM. I removed the metal bracket and cut off the flat mounting tab that it attaches to a bit lower. I then epoxy in a piece of plywood that bridges across to both posts (I think it was 3/4", maybe 5/8" think) it fit nicely between the slots left after the trim. I made this lower to close the gap. Done deal with a nice fit. Plus this made the mount stronger.

Not all cowls are the same - some have a flat "front" (butt bump) others have an indent, sort of a V recess. Be sure to get the style that fits, my '14 is the flat front.
do you have a pic of that by chance?  Im in the same boat and trying to understand the plywood substitute is a bit confusing to me but thats not saying much. Thanks!  :028:
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Re: rear seat cowl
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2019, 05:41:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by MA413 [+]
do you have a pic of that by chance?  Im in the same boat and trying to understand the plywood substitute is a bit confusing to me but thats not saying much. Thanks!  :028:

no problem, happy to help. I cut it a tad low (2-3mm) and shimmed with washers between the plywood and bracket to get the best fit. This made nearly impossible measurements unimportant. I see that I put in a screw to make it more secure as you'll see. Did a close up of one side for better detail. Good luck!



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