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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2008, 3:03 pm Thread Starter
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Front wheel removal & Maintenance manual

I have a 2004 K1200RS. In the maintenance manual it states to "note the position marks on the tire or ABS toothed ring and the direction-of-rotation arrow on the tire." Taking note of the direction of rotation is obvious, but what is meant by noting the position marks on the tire or ABS toothed ring? I want to remove the wheel to get a new tire installed and don't want to pay the exhorbitant shop fee for something I can do easily in my garage.

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I think what BMW is trying to say, is to be sure that the ABS ring is on the left (while seated) side of the wheel when the wheel is orientated with the directional arrows on the tire. Because the wheel will only go on one way.

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I suspected that was the case because there is no reason to make sure the ABS ring goes on exactly as it comes off. I will simply follow the directions in the manual and invent something to keep the front end up while I make the change.

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I pull the belly pan and use a bottle jack under the oil pan to hold the front end up.

Pull the front fender, brake calipers and the wheel comes right off.


When re-installing the wheel, be sure to bounce the suspension several times to align the forks before you tighten the right side axle pinch bolt. Sometimes the steering gets weird if you skip this part.

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