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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by xsf18cdf View Post
Dave, forgot to ask. It it difficult to replace the rivnut- for the dealer? I'm just wondering if he doesn't warrant it how many stacks of bills I'll be handing over.


Hi Gary,

No they are very easy if they have the tool (and rivnut) to do it. They are by no means exclusive to our bike either. BMW use on a lot (all?) models. The biggest challenge will be getting the bolt out. Try the edit I suggested above.

On the links above there are sources to buy them and make your own tool to install them. You don't have to buy the tool! The linked explanations show you exactly how to make one and they work the same way. It's pretty simple really. Very thorough explanations, especially #2:

Good luck!

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