Monday, January 31, 2011

BMW Ride Side Cover

Winter is a time to work on my snow fearing bikes such as my 2001 BMW R1150GS. My Ural loves the snow, but the rest cower inside afraid of the white stuff – salt. A perfect time to take them apart and do some maintenance.

When I bought the BMW, I noticed a number of things that needed “fixing”. One of those was the exposed wires and hoses on the right side.

Here’s a photo of the before picture on the right side:

Before Ride side cover for bmw r1150gs

The right side cover below. I’ve also heard it referred to as a “lower fairing". I think that’s stretching it a bit.

Ride side cover for bmw r1150gs

I think the BMW part number is: 46637671732. The part number is: 377905

The rubber grommets were already there, but no cover. The after picture below looks much cleaner doesn’t it?

After Ride side cover for bmw r1150gs

There are a few more little projects to do on the BMW before I move on to the SV650 and the WR250R. Little brown boxes have been arriving steadily for the past month. Now it’s time to get to work!


  1. I just love those little or BIG brown boxes that arrive... woohoo!!!

  2. Hang in there. St. Paul weather is nasty. you are practically my neighbor!

  3. Chris, I was going to say "let the farkling begin" but that's something that comes with the GS. Wonder how the PO managed to lose that?


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  4. Chris:

    you're so lucky to have a fleet to work on and be able to choose your ride du jour. I also like those brown boxes only mine come with photography accessories inside

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  5. Bash3r: Me too! I just got a big box recently too >:)

    Chewy: Yes, getting weary of winter. Where are you?

    Dom: LOL, yes GS love farkles. I need to remove some of the PO's farkles too. No idea, there are a few things missing and strange. I'm guessing based on other indicators, it fell in the garage or a slow speed crash and some pieces went missing/broke.

    Bob: Trade your car in, and you could have a fleet too! ;) The downside is keeping up with the maintenance; a handy spreadsheet keeps track of the details. Photography goodies are nice too!!

  6. Chris;
    I am on the east side of Saint Paul, near Hwy 94 and Johnson Parkway. Shivering constantly!

  7. Chewy: LOL! We need to get you in a heated coat ;) You going to first thursday tomorrow?