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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-Mar-2019, 08:09 PM (089)
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Hi All,

Not sure if I missed the post so please excuse me.
Has anyone ever try to true their BMW R1200GS rims on their own?

I hear it's very complicated.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-Mar-2019, 08:57 PM (123)
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I took my 18 GSA in for first service at 750 miles and all but one spoke on the rear was loose. So bad I had to trailer it to the dealer. They replaced the rear under warranty. The front only had four spokes loose so the dealer went ahead and tightened those.
Petty scary deal because I never felt any sort of issue when moving.


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Just trying to understand something, when you say loose , is that having play in the spoke or just the sound of one not tight ?

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You could grab mine on the rear wheel and noticeably wiggle them in place.


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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-Mar-2019, 01:58 PM (790)
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Are the 2019's having this same problem. About to pull the trigger on a 1250.

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-Mar-2019, 06:36 AM (483)
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Nobody has reported any spoke problem with the 2019 model that I know of.

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 28-Mar-2019, 03:25 PM (851)
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I tighten a couple on my rear wheel that had a slight thud sound but notice when torqued the grub screw to 17 inch lb two of them seemed to strip inside the torx head, not sure if the grub screw might be the issue

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 28-Mar-2019, 10:14 PM (134)
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I hope this is a manufacturing and not an engineering error. My new front for my 18 is on order.

I have a BMW 335i (2008) and when that motor came out they had three years of woes with high pressure fuel pumps due to engineering issues. It got old quick but eventually the propeller heads figured out a fix and no problems since.

As important as this bike is to BMW Motorrad sales I bet they'll jump on the problem and make it right. Just might take a while.

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I was looking into picking up some extra grub screws and noticed on the BMW parts fiche that the grub screw is listed as non stainless steel, anyone here know if there is a reason they don't use stainless ? The reason I ask is because you can buy stainless one's on Ebay ( 100 ct ) for like 4.99, is there any reason I can't use these instead ???
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Guess: because stainless is susceptible to thread galling.
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