Originally Posted by Zeke
only the right side. but whatever.
...So, how do you remove the bolt on the left side of the "fixing bridge" - the large bracket - that secures and protects the top of the tank without taking the left side tupperware off??
....and without taking the sting ray completely off you can't possibly raise the tank at all. You can't access and remove the two front 6X16 hex head bolts that hold the front of the bracket in place. Without removing them it is impossible to move the tank up.
I'm just trying to figure out how you can possibly do this - by magic?
Like I said, the ONLY
thing you've done different is leave the tank in place, propped up. It's already completely released. You have to go through every single step as described in the BMW maintenance manual in order to even prop it up and then
get LOTS of gasoline splashed all over your hands, the engine and floor. Why would you go to all this trouble and not take the tank off the bike, stick it sideways on your bench and then unscrew the bottom nut? That must take - oh - an extra 30 seconds or so. A small price to pay for not having to clean up a huge and toxic mess...
There's certainly no time savings with your method and it probably takes even longer than usual - especially when you've got to spend extra time cleaning up spilled fuel.
Once again quoting you from October of 2009 the whole process takes: "less than an hour".
There is NO
shortcut and your video doesn't do ANY
credence to what you have claimed. It is only a prepared self-aggrandizing "snippet" and a small part of a long and laborious procedure that you have chosen to omit in an attempt to prove your point.
Which, of course, is pointless.