Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Success! I stuck a couple of wooden block to hold the bead down in the well and lubed it up good and it popped right on. I'm more convinced now that there is a considerable amount of finesse combined with a bit of strength at the right times and NOT to just bull it on as you could damage the bead. Thanks for the suggestion.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project