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Old 07-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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'01 1150 GS Rubber grommet stud broken

went to change the oil a couple of days ago. removed the nuts and female (sex bolts) that hold the skid plate. one of the rubber grommet studs fell off the bike. is there a trick to replacing this stud? i have the part # on the broken stud, but want to make sure i perform this repair correctly. yes, i have crash bars on the bike and a secondary Touratech skid plate that all attach to the studs. should i change all of them or just the broken one?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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went to change the oil a couple of days ago. removed the nuts and female (sex bolts) that hold the skid plate. one of the rubber grommet studs fell off the bike. is there a trick to replacing this stud? i have the part # on the broken stud, but want to make sure i perform this repair correctly. yes, i have crash bars on the bike and a secondary Touratech skid plate that all attach to the studs. should i change all of them or just the broken one?
No trick to it at all. It is a cheap part you get from BMW (less than $3 each). They are there to fail instead of a crash breaking the engine.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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order 3 or 4 of them (to save on shipping) and replace them as needed.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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is there a trick to replacing this stud?
Just grab it close to the block and you will find a steel hex encapsulated in the rubber. That will give enough bite to remove it. I like to put some anti sieze on them so they come out easy if they break.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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replace broken stud

thanks guys! i'll order the part today....and a few spares.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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So I have been through several sets of these. It seems that everytime I make contact with the skid plate and rock or dirt these keep breaking . Seems that I carry my skid plate more on the back of my bike than under it . Anyone found a better solution than the stock set-up?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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So I have been through several sets of these. It seems that everytime I make contact with the skid plate and rock or dirt these keep breaking . Seems that I carry my skid plate more on the back of my bike than under it . Anyone found a better solution than the stock set-up?

Get better springs/shocks only real answer
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Thanks Welshman! Not what I wanted to hear but the truth sometimes hurts...
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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Thanks Welshman! Not what I wanted to hear but the truth sometimes hurts...

I have a large jar of those broken mounts, as I used to rip my bash plate of regularly.
Replaced shocks with a rebuilt GSA set and hyperpro springs has cured the problem

"Just south of Denver" I spent a week in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago, rather nice..
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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shocks/springs

have 63k on the bike with plenty of off-roading miles...guess i got lucky that i've only have one broken stud, but i guess the next project will be new suspension. good excuse to upgrade
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #11
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have 63k on the bike with plenty of off-roading miles...guess i got lucky that i've only have one broken stud, but i guess the next project will be new suspension. good excuse to upgrade

I am a B.U.F.F. and tend to chase "friends" on gravel roads with the ocasional washout, so its a case of the wrong tool for the job, but I am attached to the old girl



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