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    Tank bag repair

    My 2000 R1100RT tank bag has two elastic straps with hooks on the ends that attach to cleats on the front of the tank. The straps are fraying. Does BMW REPAIR/replace these or is their another entity that does this work?

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    Welcome to the forum! There's one thread in the Similar Threads pane below that has some ideas. In the link in my signature line, I had this one source for luggage repair...I don't know anything about them:

    http://rainypass.com/
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    The BMW tank bag on my R1100RS is of a slightly different design, but did use elastic straps at the front of the bag. These straps lost their elasticity and were fraying badly. I had them replaced with some web straps about 1-inch wide such as found at camping stores. The old straps were removed and the new straps sewn in place at the local shoe repair place.

    The foam pad on the bottom of the tank bag also began to disintegrate. I obtained some gasoline resistant foam (don't recall the specific source) and glued the new foam to the bottom of the tank bag. Following is a link to a vendor that offers various chemical and fuel resistant foam material -

    https://www.globalspec.com/ds/4244/a...tures_chemical

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardjhwtaw View Post
    My 2000 R1100RT tank bag has two elastic straps with hooks on the ends that attach to cleats on the front of the tank. The straps are fraying. Does BMW REPAIR/replace these or is their another entity that does this work?
    I had mine repaired here: http://www.customtankbags.com/
    She did a great job at a reasonable price.

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    Cool Thanks

    Thank you for the info.

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    I had over stretched elastic straps on the tank bag of a K75 and they wouldn't stay hooked to the tank. I took it to the local cobbler and he replaced the straps for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    I took it to the local cobbler and he replaced the straps for me.
    Was his name Gepetto? Had an assistant - short guy with a wooden personality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Was his name Gepetto? Had an assistant - short guy with a wooden personality?
    That's him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    I had mine repaired here: http://www.customtankbags.com/
    She did a great job at a reasonable price.

    Joe
    Can we ask what was done and how much? I have a busted zipper on my BMW RT tank bag and having a heck of a time finding a #8 YKK Vislon zipper for it in Canada. Lots in the States.. but a few bucks for a zipper and 25 bucks to ship it seems a bit ridiculous. Might be better to send it to a repair place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Can we ask what was done and how much? I have a busted zipper on my BMW RT tank bag and having a heck of a time finding a #8 YKK Vislon zipper for it in Canada. Lots in the States.. but a few bucks for a zipper and 25 bucks to ship it seems a bit ridiculous. Might be better to send it to a repair place.
    I had both elastic straps replaced. But I don't recall the exact price. Under $30 I think. This was quite some time ago.
    She is very nice. Why don't you give her a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    I had both elastic straps replaced. But I don't recall the exact price. Under $30 I think. This was quite some time ago.
    She is very nice. Why don't you give her a call.

    Joe.
    I sent a bag to her last May and called a few times, talked to her once (August) but still no fixed tank bag back. I am out my tank bag and the shipping cost. Not sure what the issue is but have pretty much given up on seeing my bag again.
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    Not hard to replace the straps yourself if you can sew.
    The elastic strapping is available at sewing stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Not hard to replace the straps yourself if you can sew.
    The elastic strapping is available at sewing stores.
    On K75 tank bags there are two 3" wide elastic straps that have fittings to grip the under side of the tank. They wear out. I can not sew leather and elastic - not in my skill set and equipment. But I can use weatherstrip adhesive and pop rivets. I used a knife to slice the old stitching. I then used new 3" elastic, I positioned the elastic correctly after gooping it with 3M adhesive inside the two-part leather sleeve.. I then secured the elastic inside the two leather layers with pop rivets, smooth side toward the tank. I covered the rivets where they meet the tank with little round Velcro adhesive tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    I sent a bag to her last May and called a few times, talked to her once (August) but still no fixed tank bag back. I am out my tank bag and the shipping cost. Not sure what the issue is but have pretty much given up on seeing my bag again.
    Wow. Now that is definitely NOT a ringing endorsement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Wow. Now that is definitely NOT a ringing endorsement.
    It's sad. Over the years Linda did several repair jobs for me, and was always present, pleasant, prompt, and reasonable.
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