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Old 07-24-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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BMW R1200GS windshield brackets broke!! What now

I was on my 2005 BMW R1200GS and while on the highway I noticed that my windshield was wobbling alot, I pulled over and both brackets in the middle of the windshield were broke. My local dealer here in daytona beach, Fl wants 10$ per bracket. They are out of stock of the bracket for the right side and they are on back order. I leave in 2 weeks for a long trip. What can I do? I bought two left brackets hoping that i can just rig something up. It looks so simple to rig up something to put inside that 1/4 " tubing to support the windshield. Has anyone ever come across this? Does anyone know where I can get a bracket for the right side? I have to have this before I leave in two weeks. Thanks Joshua
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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Are you talking about these little doohickeys?

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...for_2008_bikes

Touratech claims they are in stock so maybe they can get them to you before your trip
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:20 AM   #3
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Yes those are it exactly. But 42$??? Holy Moley
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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Cost of doohickeys...surprised?

If anything goes on a BMW...it means Bring More Wampum.
You might also want to try the BeemerBoneyard.com ....who knows.
Also, search the ADVRIDER parts forum....who knows.
If not there in Parts forum...place a WTB ad there for these...who knows...somebody might have some they'd GIVE you...or sell you cheaply.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:02 AM   #5
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I didn't realize these were originally plastic. My PO must have replaced them with TT when he had the Parabellum windshield installed. I say that because I recently had a hard crash which destroyed the windshield, the U-shaped bar that wraps up and around the instrument cluster that those two little parts slide into, and basically everything on the left side of the handlebars.

Those two little parts survived unscathed.

I'd cough up the $40 and go with the TT replacements if you can get them in time for your trip.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:05 AM   #6
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Super Glue is your friend.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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I too had one of those brackets break on my 2008GS. Went to order replacement and found out that the earlier GS's, such as yours, had plastic brackets and then BMW switched to a metal bracket in either 07 or 08. Maybe the plastic ones are still available, but BMW is not providing replacement parts (metal brackets) for the 08. Contacted 5 major dealers nationwide when my local dealer told me this. Got the same answer- " that part isn't being imported". Finally went TT inspite of the cost. Their brackets say "not for 08" but they fit like a glove. Expensive - yes - but they work and are stouter than the originals. It was either that, or try and build my own version of them.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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Super Glue is your friend.
Haha if you saw some of the accessories on my bike you would know that super glue came to my mind immediately. I lost the shaft portion of the bracket so i cant super it now! Sucks
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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Haha if you saw some of the accessories on my bike you would know that super glue came to my mind immediately. I lost the shaft portion of the bracket so i cant super it now! Sucks
I only said that because that is how I fixed my broken bracket. Look around your house, you most likely have all kind of little plastic pieces that would glue right up. Doesn't work, you can spend the big bucks later.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:43 AM   #10
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I only said that because that is how I fixed my broken bracket. Look around your house, you most likely have all kind of little plastic pieces that would glue right up. Doesn't work, you can spend the big bucks later.
Two 6 x 50mm s/steel bolts cut the heads off bend in a vice to 90 deg.
Stick the shouler side into the tube and the threaded bit through the screen "use rubber washers so you dont crack the screen" domed s/steel nut to make it look nice
Temp repair 2yrs ago and
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