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    Tame Racing Driver Stig's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ovr View Post
    PM sent,,,Tim
    Just to share publically... After posting about the upper support arms contacting the plastic on the nacelle, Tim, the maker of the 10OVR brackets being sold at Beemer Boneyard, offered to send me a new pair after reading my post. I appreciate when companies stand by their products and would try the lower brackets in the future as well. I'll report back on the new upper brackets when I get them installed.

    Tim, any other people notice this or were mine just cut slightly large?
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    Tim -- thanks for the quick work on the lower brackets!

    Can you give us the lowdown on the removal and installation process? Does the hex shaft need to be removed from the motor? Will a gear puller be enough to remove the old bracket? I assume you need to tap the new bracket on then secure with the set screw? How much of the shaft should be exposed with the new bracket fitted?

    Sorry for the questions, but I am assessing this as a winter project and don't have a terribly wide assortment of tools and shop equipment to work with.

    Thanks,
    Theo

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    2012 MINI Countryman S, 2004 MINI Cooper S JCW, 2000 BMW 328i

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    It's not a hard job,,,,
    1,,Remove upper side panels
    2,,remove windshield
    3 pull pins (4) to remove bracket that windshield bolts to,,
    5 pull off rear view mirrors
    6 remove interment cluster cowling
    7 Unplug head light and turn signals
    8 Run windshield motor to down position
    9 remove head light assembly (4 bolts with big washers as seen in pix)
    10 Remove windshield motor assembly (8 torx )
    Now you have the motor assembly on the work bench
    11, I use the face of the cut off wheel to clean up the ends of the hex shaft ( You could also use a dremel tool or file to do this,(,I think BMW pressed the ends of the hex shaft to keep the arms on,)
    12,Tap the hex rod through with a small hammer and punch

    13,,clean up hex rod with a little emery cloth and Install new arms and tighten down allen's ......
    14 put in all back together and ride,,,

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    Thanks, Tim!

    Fortunately, I experimented with removing the front nacelle after I purchased the bike and your pictures are a great refresher. You can also find nacelle removal instructions that Luis Roth (Semper_Fi) wrote up for an RT in the Hexhead/Camhead DIY/Tech Library section HERE.

    Will call BB this afternoon...
    Theo

    2009 R1200RT, 2007 Shadow Aero 750 (sold)
    2012 MINI Countryman S, 2004 MINI Cooper S JCW, 2000 BMW 328i

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    Lower Arm Removal

    The arms on my 2006RT have circlips holding them on. After removing the circlips, I used a screwdriver to pry the arms from the shaft. It did not take a lot of pressure to remove them. Apparently. BMW used different methods to secure the arms over the years.


    Prying the arm off


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    Lower windshield supports are now on the BeemerBoneyard website!
    Theo

    2009 R1200RT, 2007 Shadow Aero 750 (sold)
    2012 MINI Countryman S, 2004 MINI Cooper S JCW, 2000 BMW 328i

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    Replacing the windshield bracket on an 06 RT

    My left bracket broke on my recent SS1000 trip to New Orleans. No big deal, just lower the windshield, then at the next gas stop sort of push the two halves of the bracket together. That held for another 1000 miles or so, until I hit a good bump.

    So now that I'm home, I ordered the Beemer Boneyard replacement set. Good news?they're on sale! $70 for the PAIR! More good news?I ordered them @ around 3-4pm, and the very next morning the package arrived on my doorstep. Amazing.


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    rob

    Great information. I'm a newbie with a broken upper arm, but plan to replace both sets of arms on my 2006 RT. Two questions:
    1. Is it really necessary to remove the windshield motor assembly? The hex shaft seems completely accessible while still attached to the bike.
    2. Re: the ends of the hex shaft being "pressed" to keep the arms on and cleaning up the ends with a file...If the ends of the shaft are already clean, should the arms be easily pried off or does pressed mean that a little bit of metal must be filed off each of the six faces of the hex shaft, on the outside of the arms, to enable the arms to slide off the shaft? I'm leery about forcing anything. How about WD-40?

    Quote Originally Posted by manx1089@yahoo.com View Post
    It's not a hard job,,,,
    1,,Remove upper side panels
    2,,remove windshield
    3 pull pins (4) to remove bracket that windshield bolts to,,
    5 pull off rear view mirrors
    6 remove interment cluster cowling
    7 Unplug head light and turn signals
    8 Run windshield motor to down position
    9 remove head light assembly (4 bolts with big washers as seen in pix)
    10 Remove windshield motor assembly (8 torx )
    Now you have the motor assembly on the work bench
    11, I use the face of the cut off wheel to clean up the ends of the hex shaft ( You could also use a dremel tool or file to do this,(,I think BMW pressed the ends of the hex shaft to keep the arms on,)
    12,Tap the hex rod through with a small hammer and punch

    13,,clean up hex rod with a little emery cloth and Install new arms and tighten down allen's ......
    14 put in all back together and ride,,,

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    Direx

    Those directions are incredibly complex. Too much removal of stuff. I video taped my install procedure in glorious HD, and will share on YouTube when I'm finished.
    Hershey, PA
    IBA# 41,645
    2006 BMW R1200RT "Pacific Coast II"

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    Quote Originally Posted by C172MyP51 View Post
    Those directions are incredibly complex. Too much removal of stuff. I video taped my install procedure in glorious HD, and will share on YouTube when I'm finished.
    Look forward to seeing it.

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