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    John Erkan
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    lies little problems regarding 2014 r1200rt tupperware

    OK, so I finally get my bike back from the 6000 mile maintenance with 2 failures, gear shift assist went belly up and gasket leak requiring removal of engine from bike......after going for a long awaited afternoon ride to check things out, noticed that the right side battery cover tupperware was not seating properly. Upon further investigation, this panel is held in place by 2 corner screws and a plastic tab which is inserted into a rubber grommet. Well, the bike only has 6k miles on it, and the tupperware tab would not remain inserted into the rubber grommet no matter what I did. Any quick fixes for this issue before I return the bike to the shop and complain yet again? I am thinking of getting a new rubber grommet and maybe placing a few drops of epoxy on each side to better secure it once thru the rubber grommet.....thanx guys

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    Be Very careful with epoxy! That ABS plastic.

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    The "tabs" have had some problems- http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....s-One-Solution
    It sounds like it may be a position problem on your bike. If you take the 2 screws out, the the bodywork look OK? And- if you put the screws back in, does it cause the tab to come out of place?
    Tabs and push-pins with an occasional Torx seem to be the way of the new world. The reassembly usually reminds me of the "star" lightning sequence on a 5 lug wheel. Git 'em snug with everything fit properly and tighten 'em up.
    Just had to order special push-pin pliers and spare push-pins for my ATV
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    John Erkan
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    i did notice that there is a bit of off-set once the 2 screws are installed loosely. this causes a slight "unseating" of the tab and grommet. it is a very loose fit, nonetheless, and of very poor design. i think I will try to obtain a few new rubber grommets or see if I can find one somewhere that will offer a tighter fit.

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    If you look at the screws, they are different upper screw should be the one with the shoulder, lower screw doesn't have shoulder, try that first

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    I put a dab of black RTV in the grommet hole and pushed the rubber part into the RTV and let it set. Nke the cover slides in and stays lit and when I remove it the rubber grommet stays put. Been like that for over a year.

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    tie wrap

    Quote Originally Posted by erkj79 View Post
    OK, so I finally get my bike back from the 6000 mile maintenance with 2 failures, gear shift assist went belly up and gasket leak requiring removal of engine from bike......after going for a long awaited afternoon ride to check things out, noticed that the right side battery cover tupperware was not seating properly. Upon further investigation, this panel is held in place by 2 corner screws and a plastic tab which is inserted into a rubber grommet. Well, the bike only has 6k miles on it, and the tupperware tab would not remain inserted into the rubber grommet no matter what I did. Any quick fixes for this issue before I return the bike to the shop and complain yet again? I am thinking of getting a new rubber grommet and maybe placing a few drops of epoxy on each side to better secure it once thru the rubber grommet.....thanx guys
    I've had the same issue and ended up loosing the rubber grommet and ended up fastening using a tie wrap until my next visit to the dealer

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