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Old 04-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #31
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Yup way to persevere.
Can I ask what sort of bolt do you plan to put back in there? I will likely bust mine when I try to remove it as it is very reluctant to turn. More heat I suppose.
My plan is to replace it with a stock bolt. I'm thinking Blue Locktite with a paint mark to make sure it isn't backing out.

The other option is a harder bolt. However, as I learned with my 800GS, that creates a whole new set of issues.

Definitely use heat when extracting your bolt. Mine was already broken, so it wouldn't have made a difference. But if yours is not already broken, definitely ease the process with heat.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #32
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Congrats on getting it out!

Glad you were successful.

Make sure you clean the threads in the hole, and don't use a bunch of locktite on the new bolt... just some. then mark the bolt so you can tell if it ever turns from the torqued position.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:14 AM   #33
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #34
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Glad it worked out for you. Been awhile but as I recall, the replacement bolt from BMW has a lock patch applied to the new bolt.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:17 AM   #35
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Sheared my nuts off...

Last summer we had one of the captains on a fire truck call in and said, "I have just sheared my nuts off"... To which the dispatcher taking the call responded in quite the deadpan voice, "Well, will you be needing a tow truck or an ambulance?"

ba da bump!

heehaw, heehaw...

Great job fixing your nuts and thanks for sharing the story and the pics.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:25 AM   #36
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Last summer we had one of the captains on a fire truck call in and said, "I have just sheared my nuts off"... To which the dispatcher taking the call responded in quite the deadpan voice, "Well, will you be needing a tow truck or an ambulance?"

ba da bump!

heehaw, heehaw...

Great job fixing your nuts and thanks for sharing the story and the pics.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #37
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Good job fixing the bolt! I had the same issue a couple years ago on my R1200GS and it was a mess.

To stop the problem from happening again, give special attention to steps 8 and 9 in this blog post. There is a floating spacer in the GS swing-arm that becomes seized in place. When the spacer doesn't tighten properly against the shock bushings, the bolt bends or breaks.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventu...k-Installation

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Old 04-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #38
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Good job fixing the bolt! I had the same issue a couple years ago on my R1200GS and it was a mess.

To stop the problem from happening again, give special attention to steps 8 and 9 in this blog post. There is a floating spacer in the GS swing-arm that becomes seized in place. When the spacer doesn't tighten properly against the shock bushings, the bolt bends or breaks.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventu...k-Installation

Interesting. Although the blog post you've linked referes to the 1200GS, it does look like my 1150GSA also has a bushing there. I looked to see if it could be removed easily and it didn't seem to want to come out.


Anyone know if that is a removable (and greasable) bushing on the 1150 like it is on the 1200??
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #39
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Interesting. Although the blog post you've linked referes to the 1200GS, it does look like my 1150GSA also has a bushing there. I looked to see if it could be removed easily and it didn't seem to want to come out.


Anyone know if that is a removable (and greasable) bushing on the 1150 like it is on the 1200??
I've got to wait 'til I get home to check but I've had that bolt in and out many times and don't remember the bushing being removable.

However a quick look at max's parts fische shows the bushing as a separate part on the 1150.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #40
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I've got to wait 'til I get home to check but I've had that bolt in and out many times and don't remember the bushing being removable.

However a quick look at max's parts fische shows the bushing as a separate part on the 1150.
So it does. Who knew? Anyone know how to remove it? Should it come out easily?

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On my bike it was seized petty hard. I had to use a socket that fit in there nicely and a hammer to pound it through. With the shock out, the spacer is short enough to come out of the swing-arm in the space where the shock absorber sits.

Mine took a good bit of sand paper on the spacer itself and the bore it sits in to get it moving smoothly. My friend's 1200 spacer slid in and out smoothly.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #42
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On my bike it was seized petty hard. I had to use a socket that fit in there nicely and a hammer to pound it through. With the shock out, the spacer is short enough to come out of the swing-arm in the space where the shock absorber sits.

Mine took a good bit of sand paper on the spacer itself and the bore it sits in to get it moving smoothly. My friend's 1200 spacer slid in and out smoothly.
Rather than pounding on it why not use a bolt a washer and deep socket or piece of pipe and pull it out? I hate hammering on stuff.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:32 AM   #43
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Rather than pounding on it why not use a bolt a washer and deep socket or piece of pipe and pull it out? I hate hammering on stuff.
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