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Old 03-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #1246
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I will install my indy kit this week end
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #1247
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where do I get a kit??

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I will install my indy kit this week end
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #1248
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where do I get a kit??
PM Indy Unlimited. He'll set you up.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #1249
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Yeah PM me for an Indy kit.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:33 PM   #1250
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Question Still not fixed?

So after all these years the F8GS has been sold, BMW has not updated / fixed this problem?
Is there anyone from a BMW agent here who can say if there has been a service bulletin put out on it?

I haven't even checked mine yet, its a 2010 model...
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:05 PM   #1251
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So after all these years the F8GS has been sold, BMW has not updated / fixed this problem?
Is there anyone from a BMW agent here who can say if there has been a service bulletin put out on it?

I haven't even checked mine yet, its a 2010 model...
Mine is an '11 and the bolt was slightly bent after ONE (longer) dual sport ride. Do it before you have permanent damage.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #1252
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Eek Uh oh!

Uh Oh!

It thats the case I better check mine when I get home in a few days. Mine does a bit off road and and its usually carrying a fair bit gear too. So perhaps mine is already bent? I've just ordered an Adventure moto kit as it includes a new 12.9 rated hi tensile bolt with the mount. (As advertised the RM one looks like it's just the block only).

Its a pity that some have found their reinforcing blocks foul an Ohlins aftermarket shock, as I was mulling one over, but given that the Ohlins has no compression adjustment or remote reservoir, I wasn't sure if its any better than getting the OEM Sachs rebuilt and revalved with a decent spring. Poor specs for an Ohlins IMHO! All my other Ohlins have had compression adjustment. But then I see it is listed by Ohlins as being from their "budget" line. However one poster says you can grind out space for the hydraulic preload adjuster and reduce the pin length slightly too, (and also maybe turn it around a bit). Not sure if Wilbers have a decent shock for the F8GS...

Looking back at this whole thing; given that this is a well known issue with the potential for buggering the frame and stranding the bike somewhere nasty, I would have thought BMW would have made up their own little kit to be fitted to all F8GS's via either recall or at the next scheduled maintenance. Selling a bike whose frame can be damaged and shock break loose with normal use in its advertised activity is IMHO selling a product thats not fit for purpose. And doing nothing about fixing it when it has the potential for stranding a customer somewhere inhospitable or perhaps even causing injury (if the shock lets go at the wrong time) might almost be regarded as negligence. Poor show BMW...
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #1253
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So.....Got two Indy Kit's..... and thought we'd mock with the shock in place...rather than remove it.... I know...I know.... But we did.... Tried to attack my '09 first... Had a shock...gold in color... Made this contraption from a M12 with washers and a SS nut........

Installed...ready to begin.....

Half way there......

Done.......

New bearing, and metal sleeve installed and greased......
Do you reckon this will also work on the Ohlins shock?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #1254
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Do you reckon this will also work on the Ohlins shock?
I have never worked on the ohlin's.... But if the mounts are the same..... I would say yes.....

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #1255
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I have never worked on the ohlin's.... But if the mounts are the same..... I would say yes.....
I think it probably would but just checking before I try it on my brand new shock. I think there are two separate bushings, at least that what I've deduced from looking inside the bushing. If it's any help here's a couple of pics:



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Old 04-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #1256
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I think it probably would but just checking before I try it on my brand new shock. I think there are two separate bushings, at least that what I've deduced from looking inside the bushing. If it's any help here's a couple of pics:



That should work as well.... You might need to find the right size socket if it is different than the oem.... Other than that... parts are cheap....and if somethings break.... It is the bolt as we experienced on one of the bikes.... I'd have a go at it...

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #1257
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That should work as well.... You might need to find the right size socket if it is different than the oem.... Other than that... parts are cheap....and if somethings break.... It is the bolt as we experienced on one of the bikes.... I'd have a go at it...
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #1258
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On Ohlins, that bushing is actually 2 piece and you can pry out each end to expose the bearing that can be pressed out with a socket and a vice. You can also put each end in the vice and rock and pull the shock to remove each bushing. Do not press out the bushings with the bearing unless they are smaller than 26 mm O.D. I think these are slightly bigger.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #1259
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Hi all,
Anyone know the torque spec for the shock bolt? I'm thinking of checking mine finally this week. Gotta few months left on my warranty and just wanted to see what the dealio is.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #1260
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