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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-09-2017, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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GS Plastic Removal

Does anyone have any experience yet removing the plastics on a GS? I want to get under/remove the fuel tank. Removed what appeared obvious with no luck.
I have owned three other BMW's and currently have a F800GT in addition to the GS so I have some knowledge of BMW's way of doing things but as this doesn't come from a BMW factory I don't want to get too ham fisted.
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Probably not too many owners of the few out there have removed the plastics.
I saw a parts schematic somewhere online, if I find it, I will post it.
Maybe that would be some help, or a shop manual if they exist yet online.
May I ask why you are getting into the guts?
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What's the point of removing plastic from that part of a motorcycle?
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I want to run some wires. In addition I was thinking of gluing some magnets to the underside of the plastic tank cover so I could still
use my favorite tank bag which worked fine on my Sherpa steel tank.
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Does anyone have any experience yet removing the plastics on a GS? I want to get under/remove the fuel tank. Removed what appeared obvious with no luck.
Yes I have done this to run the wiring for a Garmin GPS, there's lots of screws involved but only two types, plus the long front centre bolt.


What I referenced was the Max BMW Parts Fiche, it shows where the shouldered and non-shoulder screws belong.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...png?v=07242017
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http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...5&rnd=07242017

Treat the plastics as the one unit even though there are two sides and a centre piece. If it is tight in one place then you've missed a screw. Once you have the whole tank plastics loose you then have to expand it slightly to get each side over the fuel tank 'wings'.
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Many thanks Eccles. I did remove all the screws from the tank portion, just like my F800GT and thought that would do. I will now approach it by removing it all. I see that the entire fuel filler cap remains in place.
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While we're on the subject - has anyone removed the headlight cover (diagram 46_1971 on Max's fiche?

[URL="http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=59125&rnd=07242017"[/URL]

What I want to do is install powerlet sockets in the two "wings" on either side of the instrument cluster. Diagram 46_1976 seems to indicate that there's enough space to accommodate them.
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eccles, so you have to remove all the plastic, both sides and top tank cover together? Thats a lousy design just to get to the air cleaner.
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Yes, though the the one piece plastics arrangement is not so bad, doing it a second time would only take me 10 minutes, a lot better than some other bikes I've had.

You can see the airbox under the front of the tank in this pic.

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Yes I have done this to run the wiring for a Garmin GPS, there's lots of screws involved but only two types, plus the long front centre bolt.


What I referenced was the Max BMW Parts Fiche, it shows where the shouldered and non-shoulder screws belong.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...png?v=07242017
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...png?v=07242017
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...5&rnd=07242017

Treat the plastics as the one unit even though there are two sides and a centre piece. If it is tight in one place then you've missed a screw. Once you have the whole tank plastics loose you then have to expand it slightly to get each side over the fuel tank 'wings'.
Not as easy as it sounds too .. on the 'r' which I spose is the same.
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