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Old 10-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #1336
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Hey Lukas,

The only solution for the new WP shocks using a 25mm O.D. bearing is to use a self lubricating bushing or bore out the shock mount to 26 mm bore. I will provide the bushing for people without access to a mill.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #1337
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Is there some trick to removing that plastic cover over the top of the shock? I've taken those 4 nuts off and a bunch of other plastic pieces but I can just barely move that cover.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #1338
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Is there some trick to removing that plastic cover over the top of the shock? I've taken those 4 nuts off and a bunch of other plastic pieces but I can just barely move that cover.

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There are 2 torx screws on the sides where the fairings attach.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #1339
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Is there some trick to removing that plastic cover over the top of the shock? I've taken those 4 nuts off and a bunch of other plastic pieces but I can just barely move that cover.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:37 AM   #1340
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It has been a while but I think there are black cable ties from the main wiring that need to be cut off.and replaced later when you reinstall the plastic shock mount cover.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #1341
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I have a buddy with an F800GS, trying to help him prepare a little for this bent bolt problem. Been diggin' for 10 pages or so, 80 to go and I'm completely burned out.

Can't find a pic or a link or ANYTHING about the Indy Unlimited brace. Indy, are you trying to keep these things all for yourself? SHARE bro!

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #1342
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First 10 pictures show kits being installed

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #1343
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I'm coming up on a rear shock change this winter on my 658, but I haven't finalized my decision yet. I'm kind of leaning toward a Wilbers. Is the Indy kit a "one size" fits all, or does it have to be ordered for a specific shock?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #1344
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Indy kit is shock specific. Wilbers is covered. Just confirm which shock you plan to buy when you order the kit.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #1345
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I'm curious if the 2013 has the same upper shock mount design as the 2012 and earlier models?
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #1346
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I thought you sold your F800 and went with the orange Kool-aid. You cant come here anymore.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #1347
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I thought you sold your F800 and went with the orange Kool-aid. You cant come here anymore.
Yes, and I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the orange Kool-Aid as well! Though from my experience with my 990 R so far, no Kool-Aid has been necessary to convince me...The bike speaks for itself! Suspension, power, lightness, stability, well-thought-out design features, etc...Just curious though. Having owned my F8 for 3 years I am still mentally invested in that bike....and the thing that bothered me most aside from the front fork inadequacies was that stinkin' upper shock mount design. Just wondering if BMW finally addressed it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #1348
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Y'all still talking about this?




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Old 10-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #1349
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Sure! Inmates come and go in the thread, and newcomers who are considering an aftermarket rear shock need to know.

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True. I haven't been in this section in a while. My stock OEM bolt and shock have held up well, 16,000 miles.

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #1350
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Looks like the 2013 design is the same as the prior years.

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And since I don't have a socket or anything large enough for the bushing and stuff to go through - aborting.

Someone asked previously... Basically pop the seat, remove two of the fairing torx (T25), the 4 bolt heads w/ washers (8mm) and 4 zip ties that are holding the wiring harness down. There's a round doo-hickey that gets removed, as does the connect with the two wires. The other end of the two wire connector is removed with a screw driver pressing a release lever to the outside from the center (directly under the oval portion that connects, allows it to slide towards the front of the bike). Slide the plastic thing towards the rear and attack the large bolt with a T55. At some point it'll slip and the shock will tighten against bolt. Lean some weight against the rear (I was on a center stand) and the bolt will wiggle loose.

And now back to 100NM... Sigh.
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