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Old 06-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #841
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I sure thought I would have noticed it being hard to turn in if it was trapped in a corner or something, but I know my wife checks her own oil level as well so she could have jammed it in there wierd as well. (cause guys never screw stuff up!!)

Ill see if they will warranty it!!


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Yeah... like Woodwork said the only thing I can think of is that YOUR WIFE might have put it in at an angle and got it caught behind something and screwed it in anyway then some thermal cycling and viola ... a dipstick "bow"
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #842
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I used never seize
Okay yes it did look grey, new tires just have to torque everything.
I will try the anti seize thing before torquing.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:09 AM   #843
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Repalcing tires, Pirelli Scorpion for Anakees.
Manual mentions not to remove grease from axle?
Is there a reccomended grease for axle?
Can one use wheel bearing grease to coat axle with.
The front did seem quite grayish?
Or is it best to do as they say just not remove grease from axle?
I read most of this thread did not see mention.
Tire threads too long to reread.

That Pirelli really did not want to leave that rear wheel.
Not all greases mix. For instance if the grease on the axle is silicone grease and you use moly, the two will break each other down. For this reason I tend to clean the axle and hub before coating the axle with fresh grease.

The rear wheel of the K7X comes installed by the factory with E.P. Lithium NLGI #2 coating the axle.

The front axle comes dry as the front wheel is dealer installed. Most dealers coat it with whatever is handy so theres actually no telling what is on it unless your good at identifying grease.


The main purpose of greasing the axle is to prevent it from rusting internally and becoming very hard to remove without damaging the wheel bearings, but of course you also need a dab on your hub seals and whatever you use on the axle is going to get on the seals.

For this reason silicone is a poor choice as it will cause the seals to swell and anti seize is also a poor choice as it is not made to lubricate anything that moves regularly and contains either copper or aluminum oxide particles that will eat at the seals like sand paper making them loose water proofness fast.


Many dealers use anti-seize on the axle and if they are moderately competent, warn you down the road that your hub seals seem to be due for replacement. If the dealer is totally incompetent they won't notice your hub seals have failed and just wait for a bearing to go. If a dealer is highly competent, they will use E.P. Lithium like the factory does.

P.S. upper end E.P. lithium grease is often called "moly" grease as it is a petroleum base grease with a lithium-12-hydroxystearate thickener and molybdenum disulfide added as a high pressure additive that keeps the seal lip from pushing it out of the way and running dry.

Whatever grease you use, it should also have corrosion inhibitors added as well as water resistant additives.


INFACT, all the preceding paragraphs could be ignored if you just use boat axle grease and clean off whatever was on the axle before
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #844
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I gotta tell ya Joel, your participation in this forum is hugely appreciated. Your depth of knowledge on these technical matters is dramaticly more than is available from my dealership and others I've been in. We are indeed fortunate to have your help.

As is normal when I read your posts, I learned a bunch of things today. All greases are not the same, don't use anti-seize on the axle. Who knew?

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #845
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #846
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #847
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has anyone had to adjust the rubber anti vibe insert in the upper triple clamp? I discovered that when I dropped my bike, the bar clamp touched and marked it. The bars looked and were a bit off, they are better now. The Haynes manual has no mention of the inserts or if they can be removed without damaging them.

Just saw the part diagram on max bmw...do they just pop out?

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #848
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After many more miles, a situation has developed worthy of another Stupid Question......or maybe not so stupid.

Lately my ABS light has been coming on by itself (i.e. disengaging itself). This after rolling up to speed of 50 mph or more. The sensors are in position & look normal....nothing loose or broken. It resets when I cycle the key off and back on. ABS appears to work correctly while riding at slow speeds. But once its deactivated (red light is on), it does not turn itself back off while continuing to operate.

Now then, here's the really stupid (weird) part: When the this light comes on, my automatic turn signal cancellation device seems to deactivate. I've tested this thoroughly and am absolutely certain of the correlation between the two events.


Someone please tell me what might be causing this ABS problem, and how the ABS system and blinker cancellation system are related.

Kind thanks,

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:29 AM   #849
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After many more miles, a situation has developed worthy of another Stupid Question......or maybe not so stupid.

Lately my ABS light has been coming on by itself (i.e. disengaging itself). This after rolling up to speed of 50 mph or more. The sensors are in position & look normal....nothing loose or broken. It resets when I cycle the key off and back on. ABS appears to work correctly while riding at slow speeds. But once its deactivated (red light is on), it does not turn itself back off while continuing to operate.

Now then, here's the really stupid (weird) part: When the this light comes on, my automatic turn signal cancellation device seems to deactivate. I've tested this thoroughly and am absolutely certain of the correlation between the two events.


Someone please tell me what might be causing this ABS problem, and how the ABS system and blinker cancellation system are related.

Kind thanks,

HF

So I have had my rear ABS sensor broken for ... quite some time... I kinda like it broken, as when it wasnt broken, I would get lazy, and leave it on. I know leaving it off has made me quite a better rider off road. (Granted i have had zero off road experience before this bike.)

Ok, So my blinker canceling doesn't work either. The blinker works somthing like this: Turns off after riding 200 ft or 20 seconds, whichever comes last.

When I had my bike in for the 12k, the tech told me the cancel would not work if the sensor was broken. It has something to do with being able to accurately measure wheel speed, which is strange, because my speedo is still dead on.

However, my ODO is off a little.

My rear wheel sensor is broken, it is getting all of its data off of the front wheel sensor.

Observations...
1. My odo is off enough, that if it was counting wheel turns, it would be accurate if it was measuring the rear tire.
2. My speedo reads the same, so it seems the computer knows better and is compensating for the speed, but not the ODO.
3. The non ABS bike only have the rear wheel sensor. So this is the one that apparently the computer works best with, but it can also use the front for the tasks, just perhaps not with the same calibration, and for sure the cancellation does not work with only the front sensor.

So, Im not sure if an ABS bikes turn signal cancel will work with the rear wheel sensor only, bu it might.


I think your problem is an ABS sensor issue, just taking into account my abs sensor issues. And I would start with looking closer at the rear. (IF in fact it is the rear sensor that is needed for turn signal cancellation.)


So, not sure if that helped, but there ya go!!!

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #850
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Do you guys typically 'pound out' a big dent in your skid plates? I went through some deep sand Sunday and, buried within, was a big ass rock that threw me and the bike quite some distance. The dent is baseball-sized; close to, but not touching, the headers. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:18 PM   #851
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Hhhhhmmmmmm.......interesting. Thanks for the info, Ground Zero.

CaliKari.....yes, pound it out. But take it off the bike first. Just sayin

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:20 AM   #852
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Hhhhhmmmmmm.......interesting. Thanks for the info, Ground Zero.

CaliKari.....yes, pound it out. But take it off the bike first. Just sayin

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Thanks HighFive! Will be bending and pounding and repainting the GS tomorrow. 20,150 miles in 1 year! Roughly 2300 in the dirt; that's over 11%. Not bad.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #853
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Removing front brake reservoir cap

This seems like such a simple thing, but how do I take off the front brake reservoir cap off? Unlike most bikes, it neither twists off, nor are there small bolts to remove. I don't want to muck it up by putting a lot of pressure on it. I tried squeezing the two small tabs on just below the cap but that seemed to do nothing.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:07 AM   #854
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Take a piece of dental floss or very fine wire and wrap it around the two small tabs on the cap and pull it tight to depress them. Should come right off when you turn the cap.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #855
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This seems like such a simple thing, but how do I take off the front brake reservoir cap off? Unlike most bikes, it neither twists off, nor are there small bolts to remove. I don't want to muck it up by putting a lot of pressure on it. I tried squeezing the two small tabs on just below the cap but that seemed to do nothing.
You have to squeeze the tabs and twist at the same time. One trick (found somewhere in the forums) is to get a small piece of coat hanger and put a small bend in each end to press the tabs and twist the cap off.
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