Hmmm Part for my bike or from my car

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  1. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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  2. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    Off the underside of seat?
    Or centre stand bumper
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  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If its not that look for a missing bump
    stop under your bonnet
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  4. Morro

    Morro like a ship in the night

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    Vario pannier foot/buffer. That's if you have them.
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  5. Pilotuh1b

    Pilotuh1b Been here awhile

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    Yes, could well be from your bike. But, being so clean I’d say it’s from somewhere protected. Under the seat, inside a fairing. Or more likely from the car.

    Have you done any work on either car or bike recently?
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  6. SubAtomicGenius

    SubAtomicGenius Moto Villian

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    This. Plus the Vario case as mentioned. I believe that they are the same, 10mm bump stop.

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  7. JimsBeemer

    JimsBeemer 20080 R1200RT

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    Bumper that goes underneath your seat. I had one of these show up on my garage floor, couldn't figure out what it was for but it sure looked familiar. So I kept it on the workbench for months assuming that I'd figure out what I was for. Cleaning up one day, I finally tossed it. Was only a week or so after that when I removed my seat for some reason and went "Doh!" Ordered a replacement (not that expensive) but that's the story.


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  8. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the replies I do have vario cases too and will check that in the morning besides the seat. It’s not the center stand one that one is slimmer but was a good guess as that was the first thing I checked a few days ago. And it’s so clean since the bike is only 2 weeks old
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    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    Vario bumper for the win


    Thanks everyone
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  10. ChicoProf

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    I bought my cases well used, and I don't think I have that part. Is it a "foot" for the case to rest on when not on the bike, or a "bumper" that cushions it against a part of the bike?
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  11. TheTaxiHunter

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    It's a foot for the bottom of the case. Each case has two, I think. If yours is missing, you will have a small hole in the bottom of the case.
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    ChicoProf Been here awhile

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    I do have small holes in the bottom of the cases, now I know why.
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  13. morfic

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    Now that he identified the bumper can I ask: Is #9 the "Vario case hanger"?
    As in buying it, buying random OK case, attach #9 and win?

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    Please say yes :)


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  14. Greezy F

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    Need #9 and #11. The 11 carries all the weight, IMO.
    You could probably improvise 11 but may not be worth the effort.

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    two case hangers and the support would cost almost 300 bucks, would be cheaper to get a regular pannier rack and do what ya need to from there.
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  16. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    I think it's time to ask my boss if I can clock out and stay to design myself a part. (once the latest dump of new parts is programmed)
    Well, two, just think #11 is the easier of the two.


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  17. Greezy F

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    Also keep in mind that the BMW cases are not all nice clean rectangular boxes. Everything is odd angles and such, and part #11 sits on the case at a compound angle (at least on the RH/non-exhaust side). Check it out at a dealer....?
    I think you could machine a mechanical hanger part (if you have more skills than i do) that somewhat replace #9 and/or #11 and still use original Vario bike brackets. Or, wait for a busted set of cases to show up and cannibalize it. Whatever floats your boat.
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  18. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    Compound angles on bottom would make that a challenge if its carrying most the wait, the top should be pretty straight forward.
    My focus has always more been the top.


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  19. Greezy F

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    Top just keeps case from pitching forward, and off the bike. Bottom carries pretty much all of the weight. Try the mechanism (attach and detach a case) at a dealer and you'll see what i mean.

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