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Thread: Top Case Loose on 2007 RT

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    Sandarm
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    Top Case Loose on 2007 RT

    Hi there fellow RT'rs,

    I've got a problem, or at least I think I do, with my top case. It's far too easy to move it around when it's locked in place. I don't think it's quite ready to fall off, but man does it shake. Has any one else had this issue, and if yes, how do I fix it. I've tried to tighten the screws from the inside of the case, but that really didn't seem to help. What am I missing?

    Thanks for any help you can give!

    Sandarm
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    They all shake pretty much. However, I also had one of the rubber inserts that sit inside the "hook" come out. Simple glue job fixed it. If those are missing it will really move around.


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    These things:


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    Ahhhh....

    [QUOTE=waxrash;1002558]These things:


    Well I'll be a monkey's uncle - I actually found one of "those things" lying on my front porch, didn't realize what it was or where it came from, but was at least intelligent enough to know that it had been carefully manufactured for some specific (but unknown) purpose. That led me to rescue it and put it away. Now the problem is I have no idea where I put it, AND we're undergoing a major renovation that includes digging up the basement. I will try to find it, but I may be calling the dealer for the part before too long. At any rate, thanks a billion for solving my problem and the mystery of what that piece of rubber is for.

    Sandy

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    Looking at parts fiche that doesn't appear to be a seperate part. I hope you find yours.


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    This might help . . .

    I found this eBay site that has a diagram that shows the pads as separate items. Maybe if you got in touch with them, they could tell you the part number, how much it is and maybe even sell you one.

    Hope this helps.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Motorr...-/171367464154
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    Maybe these will work: http://bmwparts.calmoto.com/p/BMW__/...438527603.html


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    I have had two 49L topcases and they both have rattled around like crazy. Mine is now dubbed the "Disassembler of Pens" because any poor pen that happens to get tossed in there before I ride will be left in pieces by the end.

    I wonder if adding a little rubber to those pieces might tighten it up a bit. Mine has been extremely loose even since it was completely new.
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    This page says r1200rt, but I bet it's the same as above. http://bmwparts.calmoto.com/showAsse...sembly=77_0123


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    You should have higher expectations of your BMW.

    This is NOT normal and you require repair to return the unit to factory condition.

    My 49l case was purchased used and is on its 2nd R1200RT and doesn't move a bit on the rack when installed.

    There's no need to go to the UK or California for parts, just go to your dealer.
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    I have followed a number of 49l around the country and I can assure you that they vibrate significantly. This is by design (rubber mounted). They don't "move around on the rack" though.


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    After reading this thread, I remember my wife said she thought my topbox was moving up and down more than normal...clue #1. Upon checking it, it did move more than I remembered before, but didn't seem like it was going to come off....clue #2. I also remember picking up a rubber thingy and setting aside so when I figured out where it came from I'd already have it.....clue #3. Just pulled the top box off and looked under at the rubber bumpers. I'll be dipped, one was missing. And do you think I can find where I put that little pc of rubber?! Yeah yeah yeah, I just ordered a new one. Thanks yet again for helping me fix problems on my bike that I didn't even know were there......gotta stop hangin out here

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