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#841067 - 07/10/13 04:00 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Twisties]  
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Note: The size of pinch bolt (at least on my '06) is T-40.

Also, as noted in other comments, the 21/32 "shower valve socket" from Menard's worked great to remove the front axle. I put a 26mm socket over the other 27/32 end and attached a socket wrench to that to drive it.


-Tim Dearborn
'06 BMW R1200RT
Blue Island, IL, USA
tim@dearborns.net
#977144 - 12/28/16 06:35 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Timothy Dearborn]  
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Hey guys, I'm not a regular poster here (sorry! ) but this topic came up on a search and I just wanted to check a couple of things with you.

Obviously, me being a male and all that, I launched into the front wheel removal without RTFMing whistle in order to get a new front tyre fitted. I have one issue and one question.

Issue: I removed the front calipers, and just wiggled them slightly to move the pads/get enough clearance. After replacing, I pumped the brake lever, first with the ignition off, then with the engine running, but it still feels kinda spongey. If I squeeze hard enough, I can get the lever back to the bar. What have I done wrong here?

Question: re the advice further back up the thread about the speed sensor. As mentioned, I didn't RTFM first, so I ploughed in and removed/replaced the wheel. I didn't encounter any resistance anywhere and I didn't hear any breaking noises, but if I have damaged the sensor, how can I tell? No speedo? No cruise? I haven't ridden the bike yet, only finished a short time ago.

Thanks in advance!

#977152 - 12/29/16 12:05 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: firefighter217]  
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How to remove front wheel is covered in owners manual.


Kent Christensen
Albuquerque
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
#977168 - 12/29/16 04:47 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Cappo]  
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The brakes don't come on stream until you have ridden the bike a few feet, so that the ABS can run its check.

It is not necessary to remove the ABS sensor on the front wheel to remove the wheel. At least not on the 2005 - 2009 versions.

Chris


Chris
05 R1200ST
06 R1200RT
IBA 32722

The difference between theory and practice, in theory, is less than the difference between theory and practice, in practice.
#977171 - 12/29/16 12:01 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: Cappo]  
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Originally Posted By: Cappo
Hey guys, I'm not a regular poster here (sorry! ) but this topic came up on a search and I just wanted to check a couple of things with you.

Obviously, me being a male and all that, I launched into the front wheel removal without RTFMing whistle in order to get a new front tyre fitted. I have one issue and one question.

Issue: I removed the front calipers, and just wiggled them slightly to move the pads/get enough clearance. After replacing, I pumped the brake lever, first with the ignition off, then with the engine running, but it still feels kinda spongey. If I squeeze hard enough, I can get the lever back to the bar. What have I done wrong here?

Question: re the advice further back up the thread about the speed sensor. As mentioned, I didn't RTFM first, so I ploughed in and removed/replaced the wheel. I didn't encounter any resistance anywhere and I didn't hear any breaking noises, but if I have damaged the sensor, how can I tell? No speedo? No cruise? I haven't ridden the bike yet, only finished a short time ago.


Morning Cappo

First off-- what are you working on? Your profile shows an R1100RT but you are posting in a Hexhead thread.

Tell us what model & what year you are working on.


D.R. ___
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#977234 - 12/30/16 05:24 PM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: dirtrider]  
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Ah yes, sorry for the confusion! I used to run an R1100RT, I now have a lovely fully-loaded 2012 R1200RT SE cool

The wheel removal was simply for a tyre replacement. I tied the lever back to the bar overnight and it seems to have come back firm, although I haven't ridden the bike yet - it's been a combination of foggy, cold and damp here in the UK, and whilst I do ride to work every day, rain or shine, I haven't quite found the time or enthusiasm this festive week to get togged up and go out!

#980472 - 02/19/17 02:46 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: firefighter217]  
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Replacement for 22 mm axle removal tool:
Go a good hardware store that has rod connector nuts. Find the size that has a measurement across the flats of 7/8 ins. By one for a buck. Place in a 22mm or 7/8 in socket. Works good.

#999950 - 10/31/17 12:29 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: firefighter217]  
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This will be my first time removing the front wheel on my 2009 RT. I understand that a 22mm hex is needed but what is it actually used for? I see where it goes on the right side of the axle. Is the axle threaded and needs to be spun to remove? Does it need to be torqued when replacing the axle? I couldn't find a YouTube for reference. Any help will be appreciated.


2009 R1200RT
2004 R1150RT
2003 R1150R (sold)
1984 Yamaha Seca 750 (wrecked)
1968 Yamaha 350 RD
1973 Yamaha MX 100
1971 Yamaha 60 Mini Enduro
1970 4hp Lawn Mower Motor powered mini-bike


#999953 - 10/31/17 01:06 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: speedybee]  
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2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#999954 - 10/31/17 01:18 AM Re: r1200rt front wheel removal [Re: temesvar]  
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Perfect..thank you Temesvar!


2009 R1200RT
2004 R1150RT
2003 R1150R (sold)
1984 Yamaha Seca 750 (wrecked)
1968 Yamaha 350 RD
1973 Yamaha MX 100
1971 Yamaha 60 Mini Enduro
1970 4hp Lawn Mower Motor powered mini-bike


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