Mark – 2015 R1200R-LC Exclusive
Curiously, the assembly is made in Portugal
Thanks mate! I will get that ordered.Hi Jack I bought a mixed size pack from ebay about £6 the item number was 313108838695
Hi Beaky,Hi Jack I bought a mixed size pack from ebay about £6 the item number was 313108838695
I wouldn't use a hammer, it should just push on with a bit of effort.Hi Beaky,
I’ve got my washers in and have removed the cowl to expose the prongs.
It’s clear that the fixing method used here by BMW is an absolute joke. The TFT unit can simply be ripped off the bike with enough force. They have given no thought to security at all, and once the word gets out there on the street no BMW TFT unit will be safe, as they are all fitted in the same way.
Any tips as to how to get the washer on nice and straight and into the groove without causing too much damage? I was thinking of using a socket of matching diameter and hammering it on, but not sure I can hold the unit strongly enough in place to resist the hammering force...
Yes, might be worth doing that because using the starlock clips is a hidden method of protection and a thief will still try to rip it off.Do you also need to add a sticker ‘Theft Protected’ to deter attempts?
Motion-Sensor Alarm, like 120db. Blast them!I'm wondering if there is a way to make it secure some how ?
Unfortunately the TFT screen can simply be ripped off its mountings without removing anything else. The little clips securing the prongs are very small and flimsy and with a decent amount of force will bend and distort and then pull the rubber o-rings through the holes in the bracket. The screen is thus removed from the bracket and only attached to the bike by its electrical cable.Did those who have been unlucky enough to be a victim of this theft discover the cover had been removed or was the display just wrenched off the bracket with a good heave and everything else left intact? Probably worth putting the security torx screws on the cover anyway???
Yes, that does sound like a potentially good solution.Thks for reply Fazerboy. This begs the question of whether or not a bracket joining all 3x TFT display case lugs and secured by torx head screws using threads tapped into the end of each mounting lug would actually add any benefit?
On the bright side, the fact you say the whole mounting rubber and (I assume) the OEM washer come out of the cast bracket still attached to the TFT display mounting lugs (only the hastily departing scrote could tell us that) suggests to me those 3x TFT display mounting lugs might in fact be fairly strong. At least a bracket mounted across all three would make it somewhat more difficult than it is presently using the OEM 'securing' method??