Clip broke some how?

Yesterday i noticed on my right upper fairing where the battery is the CLIP had broken right at the front angle The right side with the BMW logo has to be replaced. I had to go to the Honda dealer that works on BMWS and the fiberglass & logo would cost a total
of $538 bucks I do NOT know why the clip broke that holds the right upper fairing. I have NOT hit any potholes at all. I am thinking
that the original owner had been riding on dirt rds. where he lived. Any case i have to look on Ebay for the part. Cuz i WILL NOT
buy it from the dealer to much $$$Can someone help?
 

EvilTwin

Active member
If it is still attached, then just repair the plastic behind it? Or did it completely fall off and get lost?
 
The plastic did not break it was the clips that hold the 2 parts together on the front corner where it meets up
with the gray cylinder block just below the headlights on the right side. I do NOT know if you can repair those
clip that hold the tupperwear in place? I did do some searching last night on Ebay for that part. But so far it
is a no go Yes the right side upper cover is still attached I do not know what some things are called. I am a
special needs person meaning a slow learner.
 
If it is still attached, then just repair the plastic behind it? Or did it completely fall off and get lost?
It is called either right front faring or side trim upper right part no. 46638563818. i got that from the Honda
dealer. That part needs to be replaced.. I have been doing searches with NO luck yet can someone help please?
 

EvilTwin

Active member
Most of this panel is held on by screws. If the tab that holds the front edge has broken, I would try and glue it back on using some sort of epoxy. If the other screws are still holding, its probably not going to fall off. Or put some clear tape over it to hold.

The price on the panel is 356 new and that is not painted in whatever color you have. You can either fix what you got or replace it. You bought a BMW, parts aint cheap and there are not a ton of used parts available since this is a pretty low volume bike.
 

mjnorris

Member
If the front clip is broken a strong gust of wind at hiway speeds can come up from underneath and blow the panel out from the inside. This happened to me on a very gusty day doing 75mph on the expressway on my way to work one morning. I was running late as usual so did not look for it until after work. Never found it. Hopefully you can get the correct color replacement if you cannot fix the clip. You need to use a plastic welding adhesive. JB Weld will not stick(first time I ever experienced that).
 

mjnorris

Member
The clip usually gets broken because whoever is removing the panel does not know that front screw exists. When I bought my replacement (first one stolen and trashed by tweakers trying to find the engine kill switch) the front clip was broken. I did not know this and was why I lost it on the hiway. Then when the second on got stolen (not much damage this time) the repair tech doing the insurance repairs did not know it was there. They used some sort of plastic fusing adhesive that left mild chemical burns on the tech’s hands. I’ll bet he never forgets that front screw.
 
The clip usually gets broken because whoever is removing the panel does not know that front screw exists. When I bought my replacement (first one stolen and trashed by tweakers trying to find the engine kill switch) the front clip was broken. I did not know this and was why I lost it on the hiway. Then when the second on got stolen (not much damage this time) the repair tech doing the insurance repairs did not know it was there. They used some sort of plastic fusing adhesive that left mild chemical burns on the tech’s hands. I’ll bet he never forgets that front screw.
Stolen 2 times OUCH sorry to hear that. They could not find the kill switch they are DUMB.
 
Most of this panel is held on by screws. If the tab that holds the front edge has broken, I would try and glue it back on using some sort of epoxy. If the other screws are still holding, its probably not going to fall off. Or put some clear tape over it to hold.

The price on the panel is 356 new and that is not painted in whatever color you have. You can either fix what you got or replace it. You bought a BMW, parts aint cheap and there are not a ton of used parts available since this is a pretty low volume bike.
Right now i have tape holding it What BMW should have done on that is put a screw on the pointed area and
putting tabs to cover the screws. Yes i know the BMW parts are NOT cheap just like the Silver Wing plastics
are NOT cheap either. My Swing was totaled just because of the plastics being ALL scratched from the
accident i had in Dec. 26 th. The total came out to $3.299.78 n the bike was only worth $3.950

Is the battery n air filter behind the upper right fairing? Still reading the owners manual . thanks for the info
I wonder why Ebay or Amazon don't have that my color black U.F. fairing.?
 

EvilTwin

Active member
I had to replace one panel on my Swing, it was one of the lower valence panels and got cracked. It was 96 bucks shipped and already painted in the right color. Really no comparison between the cost of BMW and Honda parts. And of course there are a ton of old Swings on the road comparted to C650's
 
So i took the 3 screws out that were holding the upper right fairing. The screw on the very tip of the
fairing i left out. I fiddled around with the fairing and it went back into place. You could not tell that it had
come loose . I have been riding it without any problems with the fairing come apart at the very tip. I was NOT
going to buy a NEW fairing for $538 bucks So all is good now.
 

mjnorris

Member
Read my comment from may30. Gust of wind pushed panel out far enough for hiway speed wind to catch panel and tear it off bike. That front screw is there for a reason. Find a way to make it work.
 
Read my comment from may30. Gust of wind pushed panel out far enough for hiway speed wind to catch panel and tear it off bike. That front screw is there for a reason. Find a way to make it work.
I did read your comment and i liked your input. I will see how it goes i just wanted to let the group know
about this.
 
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