Outside changing tires.
Back one no problem. Okay. maybe a lot of cussing getting it off the rim! My spanky-new Riders Warehouse portable bead breaker is a bit small for the 180 rear tire (turning handle upside down helps) and it will chip the rim (from welded metal tang) when it digs into the bead area, but nothing touch-up paint won't fix. Bead breaking was easier with it. Forget that "Bang with a hammer nylon chisel" thing they sell for breaking beads. It helps once the bead is broken, but not primary tool to bust the bead.
Also, the 60Nm (~45 ft. pounds) wheel bolt torque seems a little low coming off the RT models which was something like 105Nm if I recall.
New Avon rear took 34 grams of weight which seemed a bit much compared to the zero on the Metzler Z6 that was on it (I checked that tires balance before). No paint dot to align it.
Anyway, back to the problem at hand....
Looking at front of bike, pinch bolt off the left side. Got the big bad allen headed thing in the axle with a breaker bar but it refuses to break loose! Pit Bulls on front and rear (rear is just resting with the support in the final carrier hole).
This is not one of those left-hand thread deals is it?
German Lock-Tight and heat gun needed? It has orange and white paint on the axle head and fork.
I sprayed some "Break-Free" on both sides of the axle and I retired to the computer to look in the swell BMW DVD manual. No help, as typical.
Is the axle counter-clockwise (normal) to remove?
I will assume that the calipers and fender can remain on the bike too since BMW calls the axle thing a Quick Change Axle
Torques look to be 38 ft. pounds axle and 14 ft. pounds pinch bolt (not that I object to Nm, but my wrenches don't speak Nm).