I'm home from my 3,000 mile ride to Seattle and back, time to get back to it.
Purchased a new BMW "bow" (hand rail) from Irv Siever BMW. At $51 it was cheaper than having the black one chromed. California ARB (EPA) has made it so that chroming anything is too expensive any more. Too bad.
Had to custom fit the bow to my seat pan. While all the seat pans are the same, this new bow seemed to be built to the wrong design specifications.
Jug I made to assure screw hole width remained in place while I tweaked the bow arms to fit.