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Old 07-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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R1200GS Gas Tank Ring Bolt

Okay, I'm not the most mechanical guy, but I can turn a screw driver.

I thought I'd install the bags connection electrical ring on my bike today, since it's been raining all day.

I got 3 of the 4 bolts out of the gas tank filler top, but the 4th one just spins around. If someone suggest drilling it out, I won't be able to do that I don't won't to be drilling near the gas tank, yikes! Plus I don't have the tools to do that.

I took off all the plastic around the center part of the gas tank, but I just can't get my hand up in there to hold the piece that I believe is turning with the bolt.

It's the bolt on the top right if your sitting on the bike.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I sure don't want to have to ride it up the dealer it's over 100 miles, just for them to do something simple. I don't mind the ride, but I do mind the Dallas traffic and the dealer hourly rate (not that I don't think everyone should be able to make a living).

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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Daypack II Nice

Did the same mod as you on my 2008 R1200GS Adventure. Very nice, used the Daypack II but with a powerlet electrification kit. Once you get it installed you will like it. Truly the Tankbag for people who dont like tankbags.

Mine did not do that and did not have to remove the topcover, but in my exp. I am not sure you can get under those bolts, I think its an insert that the bolt screws into

Will watch and see, maybe we will both learn something
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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Did the same mod as you on my 2008 R1200GS Adventure. Very nice, used the Daypack II but with a powerlet electrification kit. Once you get it installed you will like it. Truly the Tankbag for people who dont like tankbags.

Mine did not do that and did not have to remove the topcover, but in my exp. I am not sure you can get under those bolts, I think its an insert that the bolt screws into

Will watch and see, maybe we will both learn something
Thanks, I know what you mean about tank bags for people that don't like them. The only one I liked in the past was a bagster on my '98 K1200RS
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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I use JB Weld epoxy. Have fixed many stripped threads by cleaning the area good applying the JB weld (it take 24 hours to cure) then oil the bolt and screw it in loosely and let it cure then back out the bolt a bit and then tighten it up.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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Not sure if JB weld is compatible with the plastic tank. The insert is brass and the torque value on it is only like 3NM, Using some kind of epoxy that is compatile with the plastic would be best or use a hot melt glue gun with poly glue stick and a needle tip.

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:48 AM   #7
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I think Gorrilla Glue should be fine. No worries about hurting the tank, and it only has to be slightly snug.

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