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    Assistance Finding Part Number

    On my '05 K1200S the factory generously supplied a flat repair kit which tucks neatly under the left rear fairing panel. It is secured there by a stretchy rubber band thingy. Surprisingly, after 15 years, mine has broken. I'll be darned if I can find the part number on any of the fiches I have looked at. And the dealer is having the same problem. Since I insist upon (and rightly so!) GENUINE BMW PARTS, can anyone here provide me the part number of that rubber band thingy?

    Thanks in advance for burning up your valuable time on my behalf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    I wish. That's the strap that is attached to the underseat.

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    If looking for the retention device, would an o-ring work?
    I know it’s not OEM, Just trying to be helpful …
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    If looking for the retention device, would an o-ring work?
    I know it’s not OEM, Just trying to be helpful …
    That's a great idea! I'll see if the auto parts store has one big enough. Its not OEM but I guess I can learn to live with it.

    Thanks OldCamper! And thanks to those who looked but were also thwarted in their search!

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    What would BMW call it, in their "strange" naming schemes? Certainly not "thingy" but o-ring, restraint, rubber band, ??? If the name was known, it's easy to search for that in say RealOEM.
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    How about a Velcro strap? Places like Home Depot sell them; often used as cable ties or earthquake support. On the HD site, look up Leviton, they have a 15-foot by 1/2" black "soft-cinch" for $15. There's also a Velcro-brand 20-foot by 1.5" "industrial strength", and several others.

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    These have more uses than originally intended-



    https://www.kolpin.com/en-us/shop/ac...rubber-straps/

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    You're right, Kurt, "rubber band thingy" would probably not be recognized as a part description but, being a BMW owner, I have a limited vocabulary.

    Paul, a velcro strap is another great solution. I'll try that if I can't find a rubber band thingy (big o-ring) at the parts store. And thanks Omega Man for that suggestion. Any idea what the dimensions are?

    Thanks again, all !

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    And thanks Omega Man for that suggestion. Any idea what the dimensions are?
    Inside dim- about 2-3/4" and about 1" wide. Pretty stretchy...pretty durable. The "tab" is great for gripping.

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    The o-ring worked, gentlemen. $1.72 at the auto parts store.

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

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