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Side cover grommets
12/19/18 at 19:25:41
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Getting ready to order some new grommets and WHOA,,,,,, $4-$5 for each one !!!!! I'm not going to do that.

I have none to measure. Does anyone know the dimentions or a cheap after market something that will work for around a $1 apiece.

I searched and  found that georgesgiralt in 2013, "(and quite cheap, I paid 5.6 € for the whole six lot two days ago)", not so anymore, the price has quadrupled
  

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Reply #1 - 12/19/18 at 20:54:55
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I have some new ones laying around somewhere, if I can find them I'll measure one...
  

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Justin B. wrote on 12/19/18 at 20:54:55:
I have some new ones laying around somewhere, if I can find them I'll measure one...


Thanks Justin.....

I too have  some, had them for years , 15-30 of them in a brown paper lil sack. Locating them has been futile..ARRRRGH!
  

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Reply #3 - 12/19/18 at 21:55:50
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Oh for the benefits of youth. I probably have enough spare parts to build an entire bike.......but wrere did I put them.  Smiley
  

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Reply #4 - 12/20/18 at 03:44:58
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I bought some a month ago for Motorworks in the UK for £1.1 (+ VAT) each. Part No FRA36510.

  
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Reply #5 - 12/20/18 at 19:22:33
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Next time you needs some thing from Moto  Bins  ad these to the order
  

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Or just order them alone
  

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Mrclubike wrote on 12/20/18 at 19:25:07:
Or just order them alone


I just did! Thanks for that tip.

There was other stuff on the site that had discounted prices opposed to what I'm seeing here in the States. It won't be long until we can print this stuff(maybe now?) and be done with it and back on the road in 10 minutes.
  

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Reply #8 - 12/20/18 at 22:08:13
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Sorry for being late, but in France BMW sells them for 2.43 € apiece.
And they're readily available.
I do not know how this translate in other currencies, though.
  
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Reply #9 - 12/20/18 at 22:59:53
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georgesgiralt wrote on 12/20/18 at 22:08:13:
I do not know how this translate in other currencies, though.


That's a little lesss than $3 US which is better than the prices here but still expensive for what you're getting. That grommet probably is made for less than a dime( $0.10 US)
  

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Reply #10 - 12/21/18 at 16:48:46
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McMaster Carr has some that will probably fit. 

https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-grommet-bushings

Hey also stock the vibration damper parts that sit under the battery.  Fit perfect, less than half the price of BMW parts.

  

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Reply #11 - 12/21/18 at 20:42:06
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DeeG wrote on 12/21/18 at 16:48:46:
McMaster Carr has some that will probably fit. 


DeeG..... I went there and the defining measurement I can't come up with is the small inner diameter and with out a good fit there they will be rattling around.

Did you notice that all the grommets around the size we need were all under $0.50 and some down to $0.10, not the $3-$5 that BMW is trying to squeeze out of our behinds.   

Reminds me of a time I was screaming in Brown's BMW at the parts counter/showroom about the price of the valve cover center nut on my R50/2. I had just paid $50 for a piston (4 VW pistons from Germany were under $50 at the time) when I remembered I needed center nut for the valve cover. He told me it was $3.75 for the center nut in 1973 money. I cringed at the price and he told me I was lucky because the ones on another bike were even more expensive. He used the wrong words at the wrong time because I wasn't feeling too damn lucky at the moment. I lost it at that point, and went to the dark side, demanding to know who was Fuxxing me, was it YOU, was it BMWUSA or was it Germany. They were glad to see me leave that day.
  

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Re: Side cover grommets
Reply #12 - 12/27/18 at 01:38:37
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I guess these grommets are supposed to be glued on?  Most of my replacements (from MB no doubt) disappeared so quickly I haven't bothered again.
  

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Reply #13 - 12/27/18 at 13:20:31
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Several of my Grommets have been replaced with these
I think the work a lot better
Unfortunately I do not know where the come from they were on it when I bought the bike
  

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Re: Side cover grommets
Reply #14 - 12/28/18 at 00:33:20
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Mrclubike wrote on 12/27/18 at 13:20:31:
Several of my Grommets have been replaced with these
I think the work a lot better
Unfortunately I do not know where the come from they were on it when I bought the bike



I like'm. Someone was thinking out side the box again, they do't have to be GROMMETS to do the job.
  

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