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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #26
Jetmakerbrit
Cranky Flier
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Between SEA & YVR
Oddometer: 12
I serviced the FD on my '08 R12GS yesterday with some help from this thread thanks very much. I didn't previously know about the top/bottom fill/drain plugs.

From a n00b's perspective I'd emphasize the following:
- Put bike in gear to remove wheel, then back into neutral until remounting wheel.
- Make sure sensor is fully detached and safely stowed with caliper if dropping drive to access splines.
- If you haven't seen spline condition before, I'd suggest taking a look. Mine were completely dry i.e. no sign of any grease. Drain plug o-ring was torn as well and bike had been dealer serviced until now. Also, one of the manuals recommended lubing the boot with silicone grease.
- Brake caliper bolt torque is 24 Nm. I had to hunt around a little for this value.

Just my $0.02 worth. Thanks again for the post.

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