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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2007, 8:01 pm Thread Starter
 
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I've got to be more thoughtful when I do my pre-ride check... This afternoon, I noticed that the front axel, RHS (rider perspective) has a hole in it which *seems* could be for a cotter pin. Now, I checked with the local dealer on the phone a online bmw website with microfiche of parts and vigorously shook the tire with the steering locked; all indicate no issue. But, would anyone be willing to take a gander at theirs and report back for my peace of mind? Weather in DC has been perfect for two weeks! Miracles never cease

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2007, 8:30 pm
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That hole is for your tool to twist the axle out and to hold it from spinning while you reinstall the shaft....no pin...dealer didnt tell you what its for?
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The hole belongs. It's used to insert a drift or suitable screw driver to assist in pulling the axle during wheel removal.
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I've got to be more thoughtful when I do my pre-ride check... This afternoon, I noticed that the front axel, RHS (rider perspective) has a hole in it which *seems* could be for a cotter pin.
There should be two holes.
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I've got to be more thoughtful when I do my pre-ride check... This afternoon, I noticed that the front axel, RHS (rider perspective) has a hole in it which *seems* could be for a cotter pin. Now, I checked with the local dealer on the phone a online bmw website with microfiche of parts and vigorously shook the tire with the steering locked; all indicate no issue.
Did you read your owner's manual when you got the bike? I'll bet you didn't. Read the section on front wheel removal.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2007, 8:40 am Thread Starter
 
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Smile re-read

I read it when I got home. They didn't tell me that either when I bought the bike or when I called - and, while I did read the owners manual when I bought the bike, well, my memory isn't quite what it never was in the first place... There are two holes, didn't word it well.

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Get a Clymer manual.

You might not read all the stuff, but at least you get an early warning from the word count under the headings before launching in. You then decide if you can do the job from a rider perspective or need to become a mechanic. Doing some jobs from a rider perspective can be expensive or dangerous if done wrong.



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