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Old 08-08-2016, 11:54 PM
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Front axel removal

I'm wondering if there is a tool to hold the bushing while turning the axel without damaging the bushing. The bushing is so narrow and hard to grab and hold.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:02 AM
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Re: Front axel removal

Hi Arno

You don't need to touch the bushing or loose the bushing clamp bolt, simply you need to release the axle releasing the right bolt.

Look at this thread:

"Front wheel bearing replacement" http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=55516
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Re: Front axel removal

The left side pinch bolt to hold the bushing you are worried about should not be loosened. That bushing is used to center the wheel about 1 mm from the ABS pick up. Leave it snug, loosen the right side and pull the axle after you unscrew it from the left. If you have moved the left side, check the ABS pickup clearance to make sure it is about 1 to 1.5mm. Glad you are working on your own bike, makes you one with it. Ask any question here.
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BUT.... if you ARE going to continue to work on your own bike (recommended!), then for heaven's sale buy the BMW Service DVD!!!! These are sophisticated machines, and working on them blind, is a problem waiting to happen!
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Re: Front axel removal

Hey guys,

That should have been a no brainer, but now that I know it makes perfect sense.
Thanks so much for your reply.

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I have the BMW repair CD, but do not remember that this procedure was mentioned at all.
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this procedure was mentioned at all.
Perhaps this thread can also helps you http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=34941

This is the information on the Rep Rom CD...

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