Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nairn , Highland, Scotland, U.K.
Paralever Bearings Change
A small amount of sideways movement on the rear wheel of my 2003 GT from worn paralever pivot bearings, prompted me to replace them. It has proved to be a fairly straightforward job, as some of you probably know, as I understand it is a common problem on K1200's. It is necessary, according to the manual, to heat the two pivot pins to 120C, using a hot air gun, prior to undoing them which, I assumed, was to break the hold of "Loctite" on the threads. After they were removed, there indeed appeared to be Loctite residue on the threads which I cleaned off. On re-fitting I checked the tightening torques, using the BMW manual (CD) as reference, and was supprised to see that the use of Loctite was not specified here.
Has anyone out there done this job who can confirm that Loctite isn't required ? Also can anyone tell me why if it isn't used, why is it necessary to heat the pivot pins ?
Confused !! Neville.
Last edited by NevilleG; Feb 1st, 2008 at 2:06 pm.