It sounds like you've found the aanswer to the question you PM'd me about on the ZZR site.sportrider said:As luck would have it, the 3rd bolt was stuck and had to use vice grips to budge it loose, so it's off to my dealer today to get a new bolt.
This is the 1st time I've taken a wheel off of a shaft driven bike - man was that a piece of cake...nice!
The pitbull stand works like a charm too.
Erik, I guess I was lucky. I did have the head stripping problem the first time I removed & reinstalled the rear wheel. It seems like a strange place to use Torx fasteners. I don't really like Torx fasteners... they just don't seem like a positive device. I guess I'll have to assume the German engineers are smarter than I am.Erik said:I have a Snap-On digital torque wrench. I can set it in Nm or Ft Lbs with the push of a button. Problem is that the heads of the bolts (Torx) are VERY soft and will strip. I think BMW intended it this way so that one could not over tighten them and damage the final drive. Or they expected that if removed they would not be reused and new ones would be fitted. Anyway I think I got them tight enough and the thread lock should keep them from loosening.
Ho Hum !! Same comments on different forums!!sportrider said:No instructions, no hardware...Ilmberger figures your on your own.
For the non-european types, 60 nm for the rear wheels comes out to 531 inch pounds.
sandbar said:Ho Hum !! Same comments on different forums!!
All Ilmberger huggers come with instructions!! Whether or not your supplier chooses to include you in the loop depends on them, but I would take it up with them rather than making a general statement about Ilmberger.
If you need the instructions, then e-mail me at:
and I will send them to you!
Why 60NM??? The correct figure is 30 NM - not very tricky - it is hardly more than hand tight!!!
UK Agent and Distributor for Ilmberger.
Smart ass - Eh???sportrider said:I know many people that have installed these and they didn't get any instructions either...smart ass! Ho Hum!
Before this thing gets totally out of hand, lets get a couple of things straight.karlb said:Sandbar, as a manufacturer, I would suggest that what this thread indicates is a problem in
YOUR Distribution Chain.
...........YOUR CUSTOMERS on YOUR CUSTOMERS SUPPLIERS (those would be YOUR DISTRIBUTERS)