BMWSportTouring BMWST DB
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#641320 - 10/01/10 05:38 PM r1200rt front wheel removal  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 44
firefighter217 Offline
Newer Member
firefighter217  Offline
Newer Member

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 44
Texas
i didn't get a tool kit with mine and I'm a little confused on how to remove it to change out a front tire.

please help...
any links or anything is appreciated


cheers []> !

'02 R1150R (sold)
'06 R1200RT
#641334 - 10/01/10 06:03 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: firefighter217]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,959
Twisties Online
Boots
Twisties  Online
Boots
Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,959
Brookings, OR
You need:

Torx bit set, up to t-45
Torque wrench
22mm hex tool and a way to drive it.

Remove the front "beak." The painted plastic over the front of the wheel. t-27 IIRC.

Remove the two brake calipers from the front forks. t-45 iirc. Watch the speed sensor cable on the left. You may need to unhook it. Wiggle them off the rotors, so they hang freely.

Loosen the pinch bolt on the right front fork. t-45 iirc

With the bike on the center stand, jack the front wheel up, prop it up, or weight the rear to get it up. Just be sure whatever you do is secure and stable. I use a floor jack and a wood block under the engine, until the rear wheel touches the ground.

Remove the axle with the 22mm hex tool.

Work the wheel out.

To reinstall, reverse the procedure.

Torque specs for an '07 RT are here.

Be sure to get the speed sensor cable rerouted correctly and reattached.


Jan

Sand Beige 2007 R1200RT "Flyer"



Blind Man Images on Facebook
#641347 - 10/01/10 07:13 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Twisties]  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,851
johnlt Offline
Member
johnlt  Offline
Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,851
Green Valley, AZ
If you don't have the right "22mm hex tool", you can use a standard spark plug socket with the hex end. Put it on an extension backwards (extension goes into the socket where the spark plug goes). The outside hex end of the socket is about the right size. Not a perfect fit but close enough. (not my idea but I forgot who originally posted this approach)


johnlt
2009 BMW R1200 GS Adventure
2009 Yamaha WR250R
1975 R75/6 (loaned to my son....yeah right!!
#641367 - 10/01/10 08:43 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: johnlt]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,570
Redbrick Offline
Member
Redbrick  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,570
Santa Paula CA
If you're spark plug socket hex end won't fit, mine are too big, go to your local hardware, Lowe's, Home Depot,etc., and get a "shower wrench" for about $2...It's a double-ended, pressed steel hex socket thingy (21/32 and 27/32)....The 21/32 socket end on mine measures 22mm OUTSIDE and works perfectly...Slips right in the axle, put a screwdriver in the hole on the socket and lossen the nut.....Remembered that I got mine at Harbor Freight...

Here's another thread that might help..

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ub...true#Post353950

Last edited by Redbrick; 10/01/10 08:57 PM.

Phil....

"It's not the arrival, it's how you got there."

'05 R1200RT (red, of course)
#641435 - 10/02/10 01:44 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Redbrick]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,008
David13 Offline
Member
David13  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,008
Utah
Marc Parnes tool.
http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Axle_Tool.htm
I got another one, I don't know from where. It also fits the Hayabusa, and probably other bikes, as well.
dc

#641604 - 10/03/10 02:07 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Twisties]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,959
Twisties Online
Boots
Twisties  Online
Boots
Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,959
Brookings, OR
Pump the brake handle after the calipers are re-attached, and before riding.


Jan

Sand Beige 2007 R1200RT "Flyer"



Blind Man Images on Facebook
#642776 - 10/06/10 10:16 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Twisties]  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,523
Rob L Offline
Member
Rob L  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,523
Merrillville, IN, USA
REMOVE the speed sensor! I know that you can get the wheel out without removing it, but you will likely damage the sensor when the wheel is replaced! It take 15 seconds to remove the screw. The sensor costs $90+! Yeah....I bought one eek


Rob - Da Region
Quartz Blue 2014 Wethead RT buyback
Honda CH80s (2 of them, black and white, his and hers)
#642814 - 10/07/10 12:16 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Twisties]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,324
CoarsegoldKid Offline
Member
CoarsegoldKid  Offline
Member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,324
Coarsegold, Ca, USA
Originally Posted By: Twisties
Pump the brake handle after the calipers are re-attached, and before riding.

After the caliper(s) are reinstalled turn on the ignition so the servo is operable, then squeeze the brake lever and rear foot pedal. You will thank us later.


Joe

'05 R1200RT 109K miles, takes me down the highway.
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R 16K miles takes me through the woods.
#642881 - 10/07/10 04:26 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,242
longjohn Offline
Member
longjohn  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,242
lax
Have a zip tie or bungy cord handy to get the calipers up and out of the way.


John

2005 R1200RT 3.8k 31k 71k and rising
1990 PC 800 (dead) 100+k
1979 Yamaha XS750F (sold) 79k
Large avatar

#642978 - 10/07/10 02:41 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: longjohn]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,738
hopz Offline
Member
hopz  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,738
Colorado Springs, CO
Some people tape the wheel behind the calipers to prevent paint damage. A shop rag held behind the caliper works too.


<---- (That's not it) 2014 R1200RT-W

“As Woody Guthrie says, ‘Left wing, right wing, chicken wing.’I keep my mind open. Whatever you believe, it’s all a mystery in the end.”
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 2.8001 MB (Peak: 2.9896 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-11-19 21:53:09 UTC