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    Issue installing Painted Panels from 2018 RT onto 2014RT

    Hello everyone, hope you are all safe and hopefully getting a ride or two in during this diffucult time.

    Wonder if some one has any ideas here.... I own a 2014 R1200RT .. it is one of the original do not ride 2014 RTs ... it was all updated
    at that time and I am the original owner. Recently I had the opportunity to buy a complete new set of 2018 Mars Red RT panels
    from someone. They purchased the 2018 RT in Mars red only to take them off and put a different color on his bike, that model was
    the only one with black frame and other engine parts.

    The new panels came and everything was going great until I hit the front fairing panels..the ones that have to be carefully put into place
    by putting the inseerts into the side panel and push the pins into the rubber groments, finally secured with 2 screws in the front.


    I replaced all the panels and got to these front panels.... when i tried to put them into place the pins did not sit properly into the mounting spot.
    This happens on both the right side and left side. (See photo) The only thing that i could think of that was the side interior panels had been changed ?
    BMW lists a new part number for both that superceeded the 2014 parts

    46638566226 RIGHT INNER LATERAL TRIM PANEL
    46638566225 LEFT INNER LATERAL TRIM PANEL

    I can't find any obvious differences between the 2014 and 2018 panels...so these trip panels are the only thing i can think of. Anyone have any ideas
    on why the 2018 front faring panels would not fit my 2014. each of the other 9 panels have no issue...so can't figure this one out.

    Thanks in advance, Ira
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    Answered my own question

    I found the culprit , the interior panels were interfering with fairing panel pivoting on the pins and sit flush against the body. I cut a little more off the groves and the pin slots and that did the trick. As i ordered the new parts that appear to supersede the ones used on my 14 RT, i didnt mind experimenting on these. Happy with my 14 RT with nice mars red panels on it.
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