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Old 04-27-2010, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Removing front wheel?

On page 118 in the english version of the owners manual it says:

The left axle clamping
screw locates the threaded
bush in the front suspension.
In order to ensure that the
threaded bush remains correctly
aligned, do not slacken or
remove the left axle camping
screw.


Is it correct of me to translate that into "Don't touch the screws on the left side"?

On my previous bikes I've always slacken the screws on both sides.

(Owners manual: http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/no/no/_te...RR_2010_EN.pdf)
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On page 118 in the english version of the owners manual it says:

The left axle clamping
screw locates the threaded
bush in the front suspension.
In order to ensure that the
threaded bush remains correctly
aligned, do not slacken or
remove the left axle camping
screw.


Is it correct of me to translate that into "Don't touch the screws on the left side"?

On my previous bikes I've always slacken the screws on both sides.

(Owners manual: http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/no/no/_te...RR_2010_EN.pdf)
That's correct! Do not loosen the screws on the left side of the forks, they control the distance from the wheel to the TC sensor, they also state to remove the sensor but I didn't, but if you can, go ahead and remove so that you don't damage during removal and installation.

Check the distance to the sensor and recheck upon placing the tire back on the bike.

Hope this helps!

Michael

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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umm, dumb question, but how do you get the axle out to get the wheel off if you are not supposed to slacken the lhs axle clamp screw?
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umm, dumb question, but how do you get the axle out to get the wheel off if you are not supposed to slacken the lhs axle clamp screw?
Slacken the rhs axle clamp screw(s).

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Slacken the rhs axle clamp screw(s).

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Ahh ok, the LHS axle clamp screws dont actually clamp the axle...

... I just read my manual and it says "do not slacken or remove the left axle camping screw". yes its a "camping screw"

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but using that logic then the LHS axle clamp screws dont actually clamp the axle...
Correct.

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I had the front wheel off yesterday and can confirm that you only need to slacken the RHS clamping bolts.

Pretty straight forward to remove and refit.
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Ahh ok, the LHS axle clamp screws dont actually clamp the axle...

... I just read my manual and it says "do not slacken or remove the left axle camping screw". yes its a "camping screw"
That said, it's not a big deal if you do. I had to loosen them and remove the bushing in order to fit the fork leg in the compression jig for respringing. You just slap the bushing/spacer in there and make sure it's bottomed out before tightening the "camp screws", and everything lined up just fine for me.

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I haven't removed my wheels yet, but if this design makes the female part that the axle threads into removable (and replaceable) that's a big plus, compared to having threads insitu in the fork leg.

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