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    Anyone know what this is?

    I was recently detailing my 2017 R1200RT after a 4 hour ride. Encountered some rain so there was a lot of road film on the entire bike. When I was done, I noticed this rubber "strap?" lying on the ground near the front left fork. May or may not have come from the bike. If it is a BMW part, can someone tell me where it came from and maybe how to reinstall it?

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    Welcome to the forum! Looks like it's supposed to wrap around something and the button on the one end goes into the slit on the other end. Typically you would think they come in pairs or there would be more of them. If were some sort of cable tie, I would have thought BMW would have used plastic or something like that. This almost looks aftermarket. I'd look around in the front fork area and up inside the fairing to see if you see other such wraps.
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    On my GSA, with exposed frame, I bought BMW frame guards. They are attached with a combination of "peel and stick" pieces of rubber (already on the guards), and what are called "tension straps". They look like what's in your picture (though can't say absolutely), but have no idea why they'd be on an RT, and for what purpose. p/n 32 73 7 687 119.
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    Put that number into RealOEM and get quite a few uses. Here's the generic part #13:

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...36#32737687119

    Here's one use:

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...49#32737687119

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtagiRider View Post
    ....can someone tell me where it came from....?
    Original BMW part - wiring tie wrap. Reattach as per Kurt's instruction.

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    Thank you to everyone for the feedback and the extra effort from Kurt. I feel better about climbing back on tomorrow.


    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Put that number into RealOEM and get quite a few uses. Here's the generic part #13:

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...36#32737687119

    Here's one use:

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...49#32737687119

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

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