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R1200RS frame plugs.

Discussion in 'R1200RS Appearance Mods' started by jamesgarnor, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. jamesgarnor

    jamesgarnor Active Member

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    Sadly the BMW has many ugly looking frame holes. Some manufacturers provide nice looking expandable alloy plugs.
    Nothing from BMW though.

    But I can recommend these.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R1200...194419?hash=item2a5b5921b3:g:d-EAAOSwMmBV0fo9


    They look quite smart when fitted and not expensive. Fitting tip is put them in hot water for a few minutes, much easier to get them in the holes that way.....
     
  2. roger coleman

    roger coleman Well-Known Member

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    yes Ive seen those, other bikes have coloured ones, I want some in Lupin Blue
     
  3. tobyduke51

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    Just ordered some thanks for the tip. Anymore good products keep me informed please.
     
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  4. jamesgarnor

    jamesgarnor Active Member

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    Be wary the two large plugs, one either side above the rear of the cyclinders do not stay in (well mine dont) because the tubes they fit in are finished with the face on an angle.
     
  5. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Silastic? Works on almost everything.
     
  6. Grumpy Goat

    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I like the holes and the ability to see through the trellis. :)

    More importantly ... moisture can escape and evaporate easier if the holes are left open and therefore reduce the chances of rust. Conversely the plugs could stop / slow larger amounts of water (rain?) from getting into the frame in the first place. Six of one and half dozen of the other. To each his own.
     
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  7. Scorch

    Scorch Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone post some photos of the plugs fitted? I've been thinking about getting some, but want to see how they look first.
     
  8. Malcolm Cutter

    Malcolm Cutter New Member

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    Heres a picture of the plugs in my bike. I bought all seperate plugs and added a BMW centre piece to either side large plug
     

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  9. Keith Daynes

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    Malcolm , they look good. Can you tell me where your got them from please ?
     
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    Malcolm Cutter New Member

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    Keith Daynes Member

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    Ok thanks for that, i'll have a look tomorrow....
     
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    hdready Active Member

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  13. Keith Daynes

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    Hi & thanks - must have missed that post. They look good too - i'll have a look through the Wunderlich catalogue today.
     
  14. Scorch

    Scorch Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the images.
    hdready, If I recall correctly, the Wunderlich ones are vastly more expensive than the £14 cheap ebay ones mentioned above.
     
  15. woolf

    woolf Active Member

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    Wunderlich only makes them for the GS . I have ordered a set from Horning , they are made for the 2016 R1200RS , the come in BLACK , RED , or SILVER . I have the BLACK coming . just fond that RIZOMa has the for the 2015/16 R1200R so they should fit the RS . I well check them out this weekend and post if they fit .
     
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  16. woolf

    woolf Active Member

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    I just ordered a set of frame hole covers from RIZMOA in Italy , saw them on a GS & liked the look .
     
  17. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

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    Prices certainly vary for these but if you can measure the diameter yourself then prices start for under £2 for packs in various sizes or amounts.
    I have found some on ebay, just search "plastic blanking plugs" and there are black/white/grey options available.
     
  18. jamesgarnor

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    In some of the holes, ordinary plastic plugs will not stay in because the face is quite angled.
     
  19. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Silastic? Polydent?
     
  20. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I went the R&G route - a little pricey, but ridden hard, rain and snow, bumpy first gear down hill hairpins, and nothing has popped out.

    (I was reminded not to blank the rear spindle with the R&G set because the engineers want the hole cooling the rear hub and all the little bits inside....)
     

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