Originally Posted by Spinedr
I am changing the tires on my 08 GT with 15000 miles. I was looking at Meese's post about tires and desided to use the Avon tires as seen as the best so far based upon his experience. I am using Z6 and they only lasted 5500 miles. That is not bad but would like to try something different this time. Now my question, I looked at the hall of wisdom and the only referanece was Messanger 13 using 22 MM socket or the spark plug remover 1/2 drive at 13/16.
Is there anything ealse I need? Can anyone tell me torque wrench numbers and procedures in removing both tires?
The user manual that came with my 2007 K1200GT includes complete wheel removal and re-installation instructions for the front and rear wheels, with photos. There is a warning to mask the inside of the wheels to prevent scratches when removing the brake calipers. There are special instructions for the brake pad wear and ABS sensor wires. You will need some type of front wheel stand or another way to raise the front wheel. I assume that the 2008 K1200GT user manual has the same wheel removal and re-installation instructions, right?
The manual also includes the torque values. For your convenience, I copied them here for you:
Quick-release axle in threaded bush: 37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Clamping screw on quick-release axle in wheel carrier: 14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Front brake caliper on wheel carrier: 22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Rear wheel on wheel flange. Tightening sequence: Tighten diagonally. 44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Muffler on manifold: 26 lb/ft (35 Nm)
Muffler on right passenger footrest: 12 lb/ft (16 Nm)
Here is the BMW part number for my 2007 model user manual, in case you need a replacement, or the 2008 version doesn't have the instructions. I think it costs $25. Riders Manual (US Model) K 1200 GT. 06.2006, 2nd Edition. Order No.: 01 47 7 706 157