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    2002 K1200RS-Steering Damper Replacment Tricks

    Folks,

    My good friend wants to replace the steering damper on his 2002 K1200RS. I briefly looked at it and it wasn't clear how to remove the end of the damper that attaches to the fork brace.


    The part in question is #1 in this Fiche.
    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...png?v=04282014

    What wasn't clear was how to remove the bolt #6. Does it pass through the bottom of the fork brace?

    So, what is the procedure for replacing it?
    Any "gotchas"?
    Any "tricks"?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Its a Torx T-30. A pain to remove. The PO of my 99 K12RS tried to remove it a chewed it up pretty bad; and since the damper was ok I left it as is. I have heard heating it with a torch might make it easier. Remove the F wheel and make sure the bike is secure before you tackle it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    Its a Torx T-30. A pain to remove. The PO of my 99 K12RS tried to remove it a chewed it up pretty bad; and since the damper was ok I left it as is. I have heard heating it with a torch might make it easier. Remove the F wheel and make sure the bike is secure before you tackle it.

    Good luck!

    JP
    JP,

    Thanks. It sounds like there is locktite on the threads.

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    My understanding is that YES, there is a threadlock, equal to Red as I recall. Heat, impact wrench, etc. And still some have ended up stripping and having to drill. Good luck.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >135,000 miles my primary bike again,
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