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Old 09-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #841
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I installed the BMW crash bars and I seem to remember two torque specs. 14Nm for the small bolts and 41Nm for the big one. 55 sounds WAY off....

I will check the instructions tonight but that sounds way wrong...
I remember the 55 figure...
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #842
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If I interpret the text correctly, 55 appears to be right.

Main frame to engine
top front, M12 x 255 - 10.9
Thread-locking compound (Micro-encapsulated)
or, Thread-locking compound (Loctite 243, Medium strength)
100 Nm
bottom rear, M10 x 45
55 Nm
bottom front, M10 x 45
55 Nm
top rear, M12 x 210
Thread-locking compound (Micro-encapsulated)
or, Thread-locking compound (Loctite 243, Medium strength)
100 Nm
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #843
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ok..maybe I am remembering torque specs for some other farkle..very well could be..I'm getting old
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #844
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The 19 NM was for the front M8 -- my bad.

I looked again at the H-B specs. H-B has you torque their front to 25 Nm (not 19) and their rear to 40 Nm.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #845
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From the instructions:

Securing left crash bar

- Spacers (engine protection bar) to frame: M8 x 20 19 Nm
- Tighten screw - M8 x 30 19 Nm
- Tighten screw - M8 x 35 19 Nm
- Tighten screw - M10 x 45 55 Nm

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #846
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My bike went in again. Initially I had been blaming the banging and clattering on the ESA (because it makes all sorts of noises if you have it set to pillion when riding solo).

One day my bike was parked on the street. My wife was outside with my daughter asleep in the pram so I decided to push the bike back out the way so the noise didn't wake her up. When doing so there was a hell of a knocking sound coming from somewhere below peg level

I had never heard this noise when not riding the bike and it only happened intermittently but pushing it back it happened constantly


I took the bike in to the garage and they identified it as a joint being underlubricated in the shaft drive. Two hundred miles later and I've not heard the knocking again :)
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #847
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Thanks. Got everything I needed at Home Depot. Extraction only took a few minutes. Temorary bolt went right in. Will replace the bolt as it ships in from Germany.
Glad that you got it sorted ... torque wrenches are a blessing for proper maintenance. Perhaps it had been over torqued at the factory and separated when you went to re-use it. Sometimes the locking agent increases torques considerably for extraction as well.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:49 AM   #848
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My bike went in again. Initially I had been blaming the banging and clattering on the ESA (because it makes all sorts of noises if you have it set to pillion when riding solo).

One day my bike was parked on the street. My wife was outside with my daughter asleep in the pram so I decided to push the bike back out the way so the noise didn't wake her up. When doing so there was a hell of a knocking sound coming from somewhere below peg level

I had never heard this noise when not riding the bike and it only happened intermittently but pushing it back it happened constantly


I took the bike in to the garage and they identified it as a joint being underlubricated in the shaft drive. Two hundred miles later and I've not heard the knocking again :)
Was anything done for the problem??? Thought those U-joints were sealed bearings.....
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #849
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The dealer said an under lubricated joint which they lubricated. Tbh I didn't question it. The knocking has gone now though :)
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:57 AM   #850
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I wonder if someone has experienced this, or I'm doing something wrong:

I have the oem GPS mount with BMW navigator. I had the cover in place for a few weeks because I don't need the gps often. I needed to remove it a few days ago but for some reason, the little lever at the top right that need to be pushed in refused to budge whatever direction I was trying. I managed to remove the cover by bending it slightly, and I could see that pushing the lever inwards got the 2 small tabs to move up slightly but not enough.

I put in the gps but obviously now, I can't get it off ... Any idea what I'm doing wrong? It's a problem whatever position the key lock is in.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:12 AM   #851
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I wonder if someone has experienced this, or I'm doing something wrong:

I have the oem GPS mount with BMW navigator. I had the cover in place for a few weeks because I don't need the gps often. I needed to remove it a few days ago but for some reason, the little lever at the top right that need to be pushed in refused to budge whatever direction I was trying. I managed to remove the cover by bending it slightly, and I could see that pushing the lever inwards got the 2 small tabs to move up slightly but not enough.

I put in the gps but obviously now, I can't get it off ... Any idea what I'm doing wrong? It's a problem whatever position the key lock is in.

The key allows the second locking tab to be disengaged, but it doesn't actually disengage it.

Once you turn the key there is a sliding tab on the back, on the left (facing the front of the bike). Unlock the key, then slide that tab to the left to allow the spring loaded latch to disengage on the right.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #852
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Just went to look at the bike and realised what I was doing wrong, just as you say.

I'm an idiot.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #853
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The speedo is nearly worthless for me as well, mainly because the Nav IV blocks most of it from view.
I use the GPS speed to overcome the shortfall and get a more accurate reading as the main speedo is off around 5-6%
My speedo including the digital speedo with Enduro Pro is about three mph high. I rely on the speedo on my NAV IV and also have my Iphone mounted in a waterproof case and run an app called Speedbox.

I am hopeful that when the GS911 comes out it will have an option to display an accurate digital Speedo. This can be programmed on the cars and my 2006 R1200RTP had a dead on digital speedo so they could pace people for speeding tickets.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #854
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My speedo including the digital speedo with Enduro Pro is about three mph high. I rely on the speedo on my NAV IV and also have my Iphone mounted in a waterproof case and run an app called Speedbox.

I am hopeful that when the GS911 comes out it will have an option to display an accurate digital Speedo. This can be programmed on the cars and my 2006 R1200RTP had a dead on digital speedo so they could pace people for speeding tickets.
fwiw I noticed that the analog and digital displays seem to match. My speed is also 3-4 mph high in the 60-70mph range. If there is going to be an error that's probably the preferred direction. (of course nothing wrong with accurate though...).

Maybe if I get the tires up to 50-60psi?
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #855
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Just had my rear brake pads replaced under warranty today.
My rear pads are also about done at 6000 miles, too, looks like about 1 mm left on them. I'll see what my dealer says about warranty coverage Tuesday when I take it for service; I'm trying to pin them down via email first, though. If they're not covered, I'm not inclined to spend the extra money at the dealer for essentially an oil change and brake fluid flush. There are no updates or recalls for my VIN otherwise.
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