1. I just loosen the muffler remove the tire than put the bolt back in loose to hold the muffler up.GMack said:Congratulations!
You had better luck than I did.
1. I see you didn't move or remove your muffler. Will the tire come off the bike without messing with it? I took mine off since the BMW instructions said to.
2. I suspected the driveline may have been keeping me from breaking the union between the final and the driveshaft to swing it down fully. Did you push forward or secure the driveshaft in some form? I tried, but never succeeded. The boot broke loose at the back section and shouldn't have affected the driveline being the problem allowing separation.
3. Did you find a suitable (white) grease for the rubber boot or reinstall it with the stock stuff left on?
4. How many hours would you guesstimate the job took? Mine was close to 3 hours since I never did it before, but I'm slow...and even slower when things get stuck.
Glad the damn black plastic cover doesn't need to come off or mess with the pivot bearings. I'm also glad it can be done without removing the calipers or their sensor wire.
Seems the BMW repair manual CD/DVD is just wrong on so many counts!
Now we can argue about adding Dow Corning Gear Moly and the percentages to add. :rotf: