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  1. Keep us up-to-date. And take a couple of pictures...

    Keep us up-to-date. And take a couple of pictures of the new U-joints when you get the rebuilt shaft back. I too have a 2007 RT and I may consider having u-joints rebuilt.
    Thanks.
  2. Where are you sending for a rebuild? Brunos or...

    Where are you sending for a rebuild? Brunos or MSI? Did they quote you a cost? Turn-around time? Will the new u-joint be serviceable?

    Thanks.
  3. Dual Controller Mount (cheap)

    I made this mount for my dual controller out of a piece of galvanized strapping I bought at Lowes in the lumber department. I had to bend and cut, then I painted balck, but now my controller is up...
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    Agreed! I was expecting to have to apply alot of...

    Agreed! I was expecting to have to apply alot of force to slide flange off. However, the heat was key. After about 10 minutes I could start to hear the flange expanding then off she slid a couple of...
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    I understand. From a dimensional standpoint there...

    I understand. From a dimensional standpoint there were no differences. The outside diameter (OD), the inside diameter (ID) and the thickness were the same. The BMW bearing was bad: the roller balls...
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    Here's the setup where the 505 sits on inner race...

    Here's the setup where the 505 sits on inner race and the 507 sits on top of the 505 sleeve. This is the setup for pushing the wheel axle into new bearing. That's the old bearing on the bottom.
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    All went extremely well. The tooling worked to...

    All went extremely well. The tooling worked to perfection! Once the wheel axle was pressed in, I re-assembled the bearing housing to the final drive housing. I took my time and all went well. I...
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    Prior to pressing the wheel axle into the...

    Prior to pressing the wheel axle into the bearing, I took several measurements of the spline side of the wheel axle with my 6ÔÇØ calipers. I then measured the thickness of the bearing. I...
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    Once the bearing and seal were in place in the...

    Once the bearing and seal were in place in the bearing housing, I had a third tool made (BMW 33 2 505, sleeve) to now press the wheel axle into the inner race of the bearing. Tool 505 was made so...
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    Now time to re-assemble. I had heated the housing...

    Now time to re-assemble. I had heated the housing per RepROM to 200 degrees using a toaster oven. The bearing spent a lot of time in freezer. I had another tool made (BMW 33 2 507) to press new...
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    No differences between old BMW bearing and new...

    No differences between old BMW bearing and new NSK bearing. I used calipers to measure OD, ID and thickness.

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    I removed the oil seal with a screwdriver without...

    I removed the oil seal with a screwdriver without any major problems. The seal was damaged upon removal but I had ordered a new when I ordered the bearing. Next was to remove the internal lock ring....
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    Picture of bearing housing. 37260

    Picture of bearing housing.

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    At this point, the wheel axle needs to be pressed...

    At this point, the wheel axle needs to be pressed out of the bearing. I was a little reluctant to apply pressure to the bearing housing using three-jaw gear puller. So I sprayed some penetrating oil...
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    Here is the housing after the wheel flange is...

    Here is the housing after the wheel flange is removed. At this point I removed the ten T40 bolts holding the bearing housing to the FD housing. It took a little, careful prying, but the two halves...
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    Here is the plate bolted to flange with 5/8ÔÇØ...

    Here is the plate bolted to flange with 5/8ÔÇØ nuts as spacers. The 8ÔÇØ gear puller is mounted on top, grabbing the plate. I heated flange with Benzo-matic torch: took about 12 minutes to get...
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    Below is another ÔÇ£toolÔÇØ I needed to...

    Below is another ÔÇ£toolÔÇØ I needed to make: 3/8ÔÇØ metal plate. Again, itÔÇÖs not pretty, but it worked great. I bought five ÔÇ£lugÔÇØ bolts at Lowes (M10-1.25x75). The hole in...
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    2007 RT Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    After reading some of the increasing number of posts on the Final Drive (FD) issues, I decided to check mine. I disconnected the brake caliper and sure enough, there was some play and while spinning...
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    Nsk 6013vvc3

    nsk 6013vvc3
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    I just ordered the NSK replacement bearing ($109)...

    I just ordered the NSK replacement bearing ($109) from Rob at Hermy's in PA. He keeps them in stock. 610-562-7303.
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    I own a 2007 RT and I have been keeping an eye on...

    I own a 2007 RT and I have been keeping an eye on the final drive (FD) threads. I'm at 16000 miles.

    I'm wondering if the RTP bikes have had similar issues? And, if so, what has been the "fix" for...
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    Maybe FLYINHI can shed a little light and define...

    Maybe FLYINHI can shed a little light and define "difficult to start" as posted in the original post at the start of this thread.
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    That's cool, I understand your reservations about...

    That's cool, I understand your reservations about the UB. However, I have had mine UB for 3+ years with no problems. Back in 2009 I bought my first BMW, a 2003 R1150RT. I was a little disturbed when...
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    Ub12220

    I too have a 2007 RT. November thru April I run a lower viscosity oil, I believe 10W-30 which is acceptable up to 80 degrees F (check manual). Prior to starting, I turn on key and wait until the...
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    The screws are 1/2" long. I think I bought a bag...

    The screws are 1/2" long. I think I bought a bag of 5 at the time. The screws do not come in contact with outer portion of lid. There is a gap between the interior and exterior. I used a small drill...
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