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    2015 GSA Front Wheel Spacer

    I just changed the tire on my front wheel of a 2015 GSA. The BMW service manual indicates that the spacer on the left side (ASB wheel side) is supposed to go in with the lip towards the wheel. On mine the ridge is large and I believe it was installed from the Factory the other way around. In any case the lip side of the spacer appears to large to pass by the bearing seal. Anyone have an answer for this ?
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    How exactly does the service manual indicate this. Does it say so? Is it an exploded view of parts?

    I'd be inclined to put it in the way it fits which is apparently the way it came out.
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    Try looking at the parts fiche at Max BMW.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...8&rnd=04282014

    Diagram #36_1769

    If it will only fit one way, then that's the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Try looking at the parts fiche at Max BMW.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...8&rnd=04282014

    Diagram #36_1769

    If it will only fit one way, then that's the way.
    There is no detail in that drawing. That is the first place I looked. Great idea. I'm going In to the dealer tomorrow. They have a regular GS on the floor and I will see if there is a spacer what way it is in the bike. I'm sure I have it correct as it did not appear to fit any other way, but as my wife says, your not always right....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    How exactly does the service manual indicate this. Does it say so? Is it an exploded view of parts?

    I'd be inclined to put it in the way it fits which is apparently the way it came out.
    The service manual has a drawing of a spacer with a very small protrusion on the end, much smaller then the one on my spacer. They say that this is to go towards the wheel. Mines does not go through the seal so I'm assuming I have it correct ? I will go to the dealer tomorrow and check with a GS on the floor.
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    The real answer to this problem

    I had the spacer in correct. Today I went to the dealer and checked a bike on the floor. The collar or flange is against the fork not the wheel. The moral of this event is check the spacers on a new bike before the fall out of the wheel onto the lift or other parts unknown. Thanks t all for your comments.
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    I don't always get back to things that I take apart in a timely fashion. A Sharpie and camera help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I don't always get back to things that I take apart in a timely fashion. A Sharpie and camera help
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    I thought I was the only one who did that! I never mentioned it for fear of being labeled scatter-brained. It is with a profound sense of relief that I realize I'm not alone. No 12-step program required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    I thought I was the only one who did that! I never mentioned it for fear of being labeled scatter-brained. It is with a profound sense of relief that I realize I'm not alone. No 12-step program required.
    Noooo Pete you are not alone. I further use a wizzer wheel (sometimes a file) to mark parts with hash marks as well. Yesterday I rebuilt a hydraulic cylinder off my back-hoe last night.......Lots of Sharpie marks and pictures as most of those parts can go in backwards. Whatever it takes
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    I thought I was the only one who did that! I never mentioned it for fear of being labeled scatter-brained. It is with a profound sense of relief that I realize I'm not alone. No 12-step program required.
    Unless you lose the smartphone with the pics

    But thanks to the technology that lets one take a lot of pics for reference
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