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How to remove Swing Arm CAP

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I want to install a Swing Arm Slider on the R1250RT but I don't know how to remove the plastic cap that's already there.
Do I just flip it out with a screw driver . . . or drive holes through it and yank it off?
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post #2 of 6 Old Today, 2:23 am
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Re: How to remove Swing Arm CAP

Just use something pointy, like a small o-ring removal tool, needle, etc. No need to drill the cap. It just sits snug in the head of the bolt.
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Just use something pointy, like a small o-ring removal tool, needle, etc. No need to drill the cap. It just sits snug in the head of the bolt.
Thanks for that feedback hati. I'm happy to proceed now I have your insight.
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Re: How to remove Swing Arm CAP

BMW manual says:
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Re: How to remove Swing Arm CAP

An interesting caution not to lay the final drive flat.

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BMW manual says . . . . . . .
Thank you bandytales.
It was interesting to see the tool (008581) and adapter (008587) ~ I wonder how many garages have those tools on-hand.

I was able to prise up the edge of the cover using a pointy knife and then flip it out.
[thanks again hati]
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