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Old 11-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #61
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a few dealers in the vendors section also sell rotors, galfer etc and give an adv inmate discount
renazco for example

I finally got my extension for removing the rear rotor, I got it from wiha and then dremel'd it a bit to make it a tad smoother so it doesn't hit the rear casing.
Here is how to change the rear rotor: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/R1200_Wav...r_Install.html

I have, recently, seen my first R1200GS with cracked rotor flange. It was minor, and the bike had 95K+ miles on it. An 06 R1200GS.

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #62
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I finally got my extension for removing the rear rotor, I got it from wiha .
You got it from whom?

I bought a nice full set of torex sockets from Homedepot a few years ago. The full set was only about $14.
Anyway, it seems to fit well for the rear rotor. It’s not tight but I am right up against the housing. The socket seems to fit well. I presume I’ll find out for sure one day
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #63
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I ordered a new flange from http://www.bmwriderparts.com/default.aspx at $265 USD (compared to $550 AUD at my dealer (hey us Aussie's dollar is at parity with the USD today!!!)).
It took a few weeks to arrive and is currently at the post office awaiting me to pick it up. Will advise if there are any problems.
THe brake disk from Beemer Boneyard is made in Germany and looks the part ($143 compared to over $500 for the OEM part from the dealer). Arrived within a few days to Australia. (I am impressed)

I am formally approaching BMW in Australia about this issue (recommending a recall or advisory) and would appreciate an email from those who have had the problem, with details of
Bike model
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So I can dispel the old 'hasn't happened to anyone else' comment expected from BMW.

Mine disintegrated when I hit the brakes hard one day and could potentially have been fatal if at speed.

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Old 11-04-2010, 05:46 PM   #64
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You got it from whom?

I bought a nice full set of torex sockets from Homedepot a few years ago. The full set was only about $14.
Anyway, it seems to fit well for the rear rotor. Itís not tight but I am right up against the housing. The socket seems to fit well. I presume Iíll find out for sure one day
http://www.wihatools.com/700seri/771Sockets.htm

none of the stores auto/home types had one when I looked.

so I went with this as it was much cheaper then the snapon version
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:23 PM   #65
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http://www.wihatools.com/700seri/771Sockets.htm
so I went with this as it was much cheaper then the snapon version
Thanks, Iíll save that site in case
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:43 PM   #66
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Thanks, Iíll save that site in case
hell if mine works well, you are welcome to borrow it.
you will only use it once maybe twice depending on how long you keep bikes
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:59 PM   #67
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Mine also rubbed against the case. I think I used an L wrench to break the old screws free and install the new screws, saving the socket for the final step with the torque wrench.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:21 AM   #68
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hell if mine works well, you are welcome to borrow it.
you will only use it once maybe twice depending on how long you keep bikes
Thanks Angry man.

I should have sold my bike a few years ago; they donít seem to be selling for much now. But what the hell, I like the bike well enough and I donít know what to replace it with.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:53 AM   #69
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Sorry for a dumb question, but every sport bike I own has cush hub - that is some form of rubber which compresses to provide a small amount of lash between the drive sprocket and the wheel. Is there any form of "cush" anywhere in the BMW shaft drive?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:41 AM   #70
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Thanks Angry man.

I should have sold my bike a few years ago; they donít seem to be selling for much now. But what the hell, I like the bike well enough and I donít know what to replace it with.
for all the trouble the bike has been in cost to repair the little things, it is the most comfortable bike I have ever had, and I have gone so many places on it now. I tend to keep bikes/cars for a long time. I like it well enough for now
that new yamaha however!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:54 AM   #71
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for all the trouble the bike has been in cost to repair the little things, it is the most comfortable bike I have ever had, and I have gone so many places on it now. I tend to keep bikes/cars for a long time. I like it well enough for now
that new yamaha however!
Exactly! I had my Goldwing before this bike and figured the if I had to go back to one bike, the GS would have to go. The Goldwing sits in the garage now and gets very few miles put on it while I ride the wheels off this troublesome child.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:19 AM   #72
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Sorry for a dumb question, but every sport bike I own has cush hub - that is some form of rubber which compresses to provide a small amount of lash between the drive sprocket and the wheel. Is there any form of "cush" anywhere in the BMW shaft drive?
No, not on the BMW.

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Old 11-05-2010, 11:11 AM   #73
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Sorry for a dumb question, but every sport bike I own has cush hub - that is some form of rubber which compresses to provide a small amount of lash between the drive sprocket and the wheel. Is there any form of "cush" anywhere in the BMW shaft drive?
The transmission has a spring loaded shock absorber in the output shaft and the driveshaft is two concentric shafts bonded together with a rubber layer. So, yes. the drivetrain has shock absorbing elements.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #74
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The transmission has a spring loaded shock absorber in the output shaft and the driveshaft is two concentric shafts bonded together with a rubber layer. So, yes. the drivetrain has shock absorbing elements.

What he said.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:07 PM   #75
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The transmission has a spring loaded shock absorber in the output shaft and the driveshaft is two concentric shafts bonded together with a rubber layer. So, yes. the drivetrain has shock absorbing elements.
ditto that
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