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Ok guys, what have I broken here?
Can I fix it with a hammer?
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Looks like its been cut off with an angle grinder. Broken metal/plastic dont look like that.
 

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It appears to be the plastic lower engine guard. I'm not sure a fix is necessary. Lay that hammer down and back away.
 
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Lucky you...OEM replacement is only $39.95...:)...
 

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It appears to be the plastic lower engine guard. I'm not sure a fix is necessary. Lay that hammer down and back away.
Yes!! Called an official "CRASH PAD, RIGHT". On a GT part # 11 14 8 527 628...Could be the exact same on the B, ascycles.com, double check.
 

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That piece is suppose to be a right lower engine protection slider type piece of plastic. I took them off my B because it made me think I was missing something due to the do nothing hole that used to be on yours. If you pay the shipping I'll send it free.
 

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Preema
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Yes!! Called an official "CRASH PAD, RIGHT". On a GT part # 11 14 8 527 628...Could be the exact same on the B, ascycles.com, double check.
Looks like they've put the GT part on but cut off the top bit with the bolt hole... As @Darbinco says, it looks like it was cut off with an angle grinder
 

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That piece is suppose to be a right lower engine protection slider type piece of plastic. I took them off my B because it made me think I was missing something due to the do nothing hole that used to be on yours. If you pay the shipping I'll send it free.
Thanks for the offer, its appreciated, but...
What is the use of them? I'd have to have ground the entire pannier away and more before they'd touch tarmac!

I reckon the dealer just cut the 'do nothing' hole of the top and left it like that...
 

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The plot thickens.... That is, apparently the GT part and the ‘do nothing’ hole is for the little storage bit the B doesn’t have.
The correct part is as below but they use the GT part with the top cut off when the B part is not available
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@Donna, are you telling us that this part came from BMW this way!?! If so, what a [email protected] way to go about utilizing a pre-existing part!
 

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@Donna, are you telling us that this part came from BMW this way!?! If so, what a [email protected] way to go about utilizing a pre-existing part!
Yup, and I only just noticed it... Pretty poor effort. Some of the Facebook hive brain suggest that it should have been removed and the bolts re-torqued. Guess it's a trip to the dealers. :confused:
 

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Yup, and I only just noticed it... Pretty poor effort. Some of the Facebook hive brain suggest that it should have been removed and the bolts re-torqued. Guess it's a trip to the dealers. :confused:
WOW! That's kind of hard to believe! I can see cutting the part down but not with such a rough finish. Let us know what you find out.
 

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Piqued my curiosity ........ My B has the lower storage compartments from the factory (no floorboards) and it has that plastic piece and the "do nothing" hole "do nothing" on mine too.

Can't envision any reason why it would have been cut off like that on your bike.
 

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The plot thickens.... That is, apparently the GT part and the ‘do nothing’ hole is for the little storage bit the B doesn’t have.
The correct part is as below but they use the GT part with the top cut off when the B part is not available View attachment 144286
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2018 GT with part attached to storage. Fyi.


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WOW! That's kind of hard to believe! I can see cutting the part down but not with such a rough finish. Let us know what you find out.
Yep. Concur. That’s a VERY un-German way of doing things. If someone in the factory made an “executive decision,” he could very well be in a bit of trouble. We buy BMW products for meticulousness and perfectionism. Will it work just fine like that? Sure. But it looks half-arsed. Just can’t believe they’d ever let a bike leave home like that.

@Donna, are you sure you didn’t recently break up with an angle-grinder salesman? If you did, he’s the one to use the hammer on.
 

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That picture tells me someone cut it partially and the end looks broken due to the coarse material at the end.
 
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looks like you finally leaned enough to one side to actually grind something down, I know you have been working toward this goal for years - well done Donna
 
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