|05-06-2006, 11:37 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Su Valley, Alaska
The Adventure may once again be ridden. How soon? It is all up to Fed-Ex now.
You see, I have accidentally screwed up my Adventure. Badly enough I thought I wouldn't be able to ride it this summer.
There was an hour or so today where I believed I could not fix the current situation. I thought it might take a year or two, to buy the transmission and components to get it back on the road.
How? By following the BMW repair manual. Yes you heard that right , following the repair/shop manual.
The pivot pins which hold the swingarm and final drive require heat, how much seems to be "the missing link" of information. The BMW manual specifically directs 212 deg F to remove them. Wrong! WRONG????? I knew the heat was at 220 degs for 45 min. before I attempted a removal.
The mechanic at TMS (John) told me to use a torch.. A TORCH? I asked.... He said the manual is wrong. I knew something was wrong. But the manual? How can that be?
I have 3 manuals, 2 published by BMW, all agree, 212 deg F. Waa? Friggin WAAA???
So anyone deciding to remove the pivot pins from the swingarm or final drive. Maybe a clear understanding of the "real" method should be found first.
It is far to late for me.
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