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BMW Front Axle Removal Tool
by Marc Parnes Products

BMW Front Axle Removal Tool

All '05-'12 R1200 (except R1200C), '05 and later K1200 and K1300, K1600 and some F800 (definitely not for F800GS, be sure to check your F800 before ordering) BMWs have a 22mm internal hex front axle. (NOT S1000)  Being such an unusual size creates a problem for the owner when it comes time to remove the wheel without a special tool. It makes it even more difficult to torque the axle properly in the shop. To compound the problem BMW no longer supplies an axle tool with the bike. More importantly, if the need arises to remove the wheel out on the road a real challenge presents itself.

The tool pictured above is specifically designed as a shop tool as well as a rescue tool. It is 22mm on one end which mates with the front axle and 19mm or " on the other end which can be used with a socket or box end wrench in the shop. As an added feature it comes with a stainless steel 6" breaker bar so it can be used in an emergency out on the road. The 22mm end is also equipped with a 3/8" square drive which can be used with a socket to loosen the front axle pinch bolt and caliper bolts so the wheel can be removed. It can also be used to remove properly tightened Paralever rear wheel bolts.

The body is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum billet which has twice the yield strength of the more common 6061-T6 aluminum.

It's easily carried on board weighing less than 5 ounces complete with breaker bar. 

Watch the drive portion of the tool being machined. Part 1   Part 2 

BMW Front Axle Tool Inserted in Axle BMW Front Axle Tool Inserted with Breaker Bar BMW Front Axle Tool with 19mm Socket and Ratchet BMW Front Axle Tool with T-45 Torx Socket BMW Front Axle Tool Removing Caliper Bolts BMW Front Axle Tool Loosening Pinch Bolt BMW Front Axle Tool Loosening Rear Wheel Bolts

Using the Front Axle Removal Tool

When using the tool with the breaker bar please make sure the bar is fully through the tool so it can't slip out in use. In the shop you can use either a 19mm or " socket. A 12 point socket will work but a 6 point will extend the tool's life. The 3/8" square drive is for emergency use and has been tested up to the torque needed to loosen properly tightened Paralever rear wheel bolts. Care should be exercised when using the 3/8" drive not to over torque it or it will shear off. The 3/8" drive is not equipped with a spring loaded socket retention ball like a regular ratchet has so please use it accordingly.

Recommended torques for the R and K bikes are:
  • Front axle - 50 NM or 37 ft-lbs
  • Axle Pinch Bolts - 19 NM or 14 ft-lbs
  • Front Caliper Bolts - 30 NM or 22 ft-lbs
  • Rear Wheel Bolts - 60 NM or 44 ft-lbs

Recommended torques for the F650/800GS Twin bikes are:

  • Front axle - 30 NM or 22 ft-lbs
  • Axle Pinch Bolts - 19 NM or 14 ft-lbs
  • Front Caliper Bolts - 38 NM or 28 ft-lbs

Recommended torques for the F800S/ST/R Twin bikes are:

  • Front axle - 50 NM or 37 ft-lbs
  • Axle Pinch Bolts - 20 NM or 15 ft-lbs
  • Front Caliper Bolts - 30 NM or 22 ft-lbs
  • Rear Wheel Bolts (S/ST) - 60 NM or 44 ft-lbs

 

BMW Spark Plug Cap/Coil Removal Tool
BMW Spark Plug Cap Removal ToolMay we suggest that you upgrade your R1150 2 Spark, R1200 except R1200C, all F Twins, all G Thumpers, S1000R, S1000RR and new style K1200/1300 spark plug cap/coil removal tool? The factory supplied plastic tool slips off the cap easily and is prone to breakage. Recommended by Jim Von Baden and featured in his popular BMW R11xx/R1200 Maintenance DVD, our tool is CNC machined from aluminum and will not damage the cap or wear out. It's small enough to carry in your tool roll measuring just 1 " by 1 " and weighing less than 2 ounces. If you would like one please place your order on the Order Form below. For more pictures and information please visit the Plug Cap Tool page.
BMW Oil Filter Wrench
Our BMW Oil Filter Wrenches work on all R, K and F-Twin BMW motorcycle spin-on filters. They're equipped with a hex drive that utilizes either a 19mm or 3/4" socket. Machined from 6061 T6 aluminum billet on CNC equipment, they're beautifully finished and will last a lifetime. If you would like one please place visit the Oil Filter page.
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