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OfflineWiking

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    The front wheel cover
    « on: 2014-10-21 12:10:21 »
    The Riders Manual is guiding us to remove the front-wheel cover before removing the front wheel. But the bolts that hold the front-wheel cover is made ​​of stainless steel and they get stuck (like welded) in the fork of aluminum. If you still are able to screw them out - do it and give them a little grease.[/font]

    OfflineFP-NLD

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      Re: The front wheel cover
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-10-21 15:31:40 »
      I have removed the front wheel cover a number of times. Not only when changing a tire but also a few times to give it a good clean. Never had any problem removing them. Always put it back using the prescribed torque for the screws. If they are difficult to remove maybe they have been torqued up too much.
      Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

      Offlinejrsound

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        Re: The front wheel cover
        « Reply #2 on: 2014-10-22 22:31:28 »
        When you put the mudguard back on smear some copperslip grease on the screws which will help prevent the different materials from fusing together.

        Best Wishes,

        John.