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Old 10-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #12
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: PDX Oregon
Oddometer: 40
torx size ?

Originally Posted by roadtrip22 View Post
So my time has come to remove the FD for repair. The pinion seal is leaking and since I don't have a way to get the whole bike to the shop I've decided to remove the FD and bring it in. Anyways I got everything apart but that big main bolt that bolts the FD to the swing arm is kicking my ass. So from what I could find there is BMW's fancy lock tight on the bolt. I took a heat gun to it and tried but it doesn't seem to want to budge. Am I missing something? Does it have to be really really hot? or is this a 2 person job? one to heat while the other unbolts or heat it and use a impact gun? Are these reverse thread? I don't wanna strip anything out. Any advice would be great help on how to get this damn bolt out.. untill then I'm headed to the store for more beer.. thanks..

I am in the same boat, trying to remove the final drive on my '05 R1200GS to take it in, and get it rebuild. What size is the torx bolt (item #12) that holds the FD in place ? The biggest that I have is a T50 and it was too small.
'05 R1200GS (the red beast)
'09 R1200RT (silver bullet)
'11 KTM 990ADV (snow white)

jalal screwed with this post 10-03-2012 at 03:38 PM
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