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post #1 of 1 Old Nov 6th, 2008, 9:10 am Thread Starter
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It started simple enough......


What should have been a 15 minute front wheel removal turned into a 2 hour ordeal last night.

Everything was going fine until I went to loosen the left side pinch bolt. Yep, it snapped off.

Spent the rest of the time drilling out the stuck portion. Luckily BMW did not use a hardened bolt there, but then again if it had been hardened it probably would not have snapped off.

Now I have to decide if I want to heli-coil it or just use a longer bolt and back it up with a nut. The simple solution will likely win.

Just had to vent a bit.......

Have a nice day.

-2000 K1200LT
Life's too short to ride ugly motorcycles
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