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Over a trip to Leesburg in FL by stupid mistake i dropped my bike on a stop. Luckily i have my side cases and they protected any other part of the bike to scratch or damage.
On the bad note, my right side aluminum case bended on the inside, it seems that the metal quality is not the best to hold the bike's weight.
On the same trip my friend with his GS1200 also dropped his bike and his cases didnt even scathed.

The purpose of this post is not to compare the PanAm with the GS (thus GS seems stronger material made) but to see if anyone has any idea on how to repair this aluminum cases once bended.

thank you all
 

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Oh sch...
But i would disassemble the whole Panier by Drilling the rivits out.
Straighten up the bended Aluminium parts and reassemble it with new rivits..
It is only a Suggestion.
Or Check eBay.
Good luck
 

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I just had the same thing happen to mine. I heated up the back side of the panier and beat it the best I could from the inside until it was straight again. I used a map gas torch and a mallet. It's far from perfect but the seal on the lid lines up with the body of the panier and I can still take it on and off of the bike so I'm calling it a win.
 

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I just had the same thing happen to mine. I heated up the back side of the panier and beat it the best I could from the inside until it was straight again. I used a map gas torch and a mallet. It's far from perfect but the seal on the lid lines up with the body of the panier and I can still take it on and off of the bike so I'm calling it a win.
Welcome to the forum @Lucascal1304! How long have you had your Pan America for?
 
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