dan cata Posted January 25, 2013 Share Posted January 25, 2013 I have noticed that especially after the year 2000, bmw makes some parts out of zamac and not aluminum. Not sure the reason why, it cannot be weight since it's close to the one of aluminum. Perhaps bmw wants their customers to buy the new part instead of repairing/welding it. the issue I had was with a friend's r1200rt windshield frame, especially the parts that keep the plastic windshield. I have replaced the upper brackets but one of the plastic mounts was cracked. I took it to a welder, he tried to get it back together and as far as I can tell, so far, so good. Not sure how long it's going to last, though... Has anyone else try to repair zamac parts instead of swapping them with new parts? If so, some input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dan Cata Link to comment
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