BMW Driveshaft to transmission output flange fitting, all Airhead models
BMW Driveshaft to transmission output flange fitting, all Airhead models:
The correct part number for bolts for all models is: 26 11 1 242 297
NOTE: Do NOT use a lock washer, even if yours came with one. Use only the bolts above. A drop of blue Loctite on each is a good idea. You need 4 bolts, and these should ALWAYS be replaced with new ones. Never reuse a bolt. These are designed to stretch a specific amount at the correct torque, and cannot be re-used (except in an emergency of course, but that's your decision!)
The correct tightening torque is WITH the BMW special adapter according to Haynes BMW Twins 1970-1988:
"NOTE: On all models the torque setting is specified to take into account the leverage which results from the use of the special crowsfoot type spanner BMW Tool 00.2.560; do NOT attempt to approximate it using any other means (such as applying a measured pull at the end of a spanner of known length). Use ONLY the BMW tool to tighten the bolts; if necessary take the machine to a BMW dealer..."
Torque settings according to "Haynes BMW Twins 1970-1988 Owners Workshop Manual":
BMW Models 1970-1988
/5 /6 - bolts 14.5 mm long
R80, R80RT 1985 on - bolts 13.0 mm long
All other models - bolts 13.0mm long
Torque Settings according to Clymer's:
Chapter 10, table 1 it gives specs only as torque and the text says to do it with a criss cross pattern. Doesn't mention the adapter. Values shown are:
BMW Models 1970-1988
1979-on (Except R100GS)
BMW tool 00.2.560 - adapter for torque wrench to torque bolts holding drive shaft to transmission output flange Specifications:
Center to center is 44 mm . It's just a 10mm 12 point box wrench cut off and jammed into a 3/8 " drive adapter. Note that the torque wrench fits in from the BOTTOM of the wrench in the right hand photo.
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Info by Philippe Gouraud, UK, (Philippe[Hannibal] on the HUBB)
First, Remove the small plastic outer ring:
It removes with three small (and fragile) plastic outer clips. Lift the ring with a small metal blade - or strong fingernail.
Next, see picture below:
Finally, disconnect the plug under the tank.
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