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    Steering Head Bearing Plug...I think

    Okay, so if that is what I'm talking about, ( Big black plug between the handlebar mounts )how do I remove that plug? I tried using a knife, but it acts like it might be glued? Didn't act like it wanted to move. I purchased a round clock that I hope to make fit in that space, but not the one made specifically for that area. I need to measure the opening and it will have to come out for my plan to work..
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    Model and year of the BMW you're talking about is always helpful.

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    The plug is a press fit unless someone added adhesive. May need a bit more ooomph
    Have used a wider flat blade screwdriver

    Have a thermometer in two Roadsters in that spot
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Model and year of the BMW you're talking about is always helpful.
    Oh yeah...1997 R850R
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    The plug is a press fit unless someone added adhesive. May need a bit more ooomph
    Have used a wider flat blade screwdriver

    Have a thermometer in two Roadsters in that spot
    Cool. That's my plan!
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    Try working around the edges with wide putty knife (a plastic one will help prevent scratches). Or a five-in-one tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    The plug is a press fit unless someone added adhesive. May need a bit more ooomph
    Have used a wider flat blade screwdriver

    Have a thermometer in two Roadsters in that spot
    Not to steal, but slightly swerve the thread.
    Where did you get the thermometers?
    I have an 1150RT and would like to do the same.

    Now, swerve back to the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrugg View Post
    Not to steal, but slightly swerve the thread.
    Where did you get the thermometers?
    I have an 1150RT and would like to do the same.

    Now, swerve back to the thread.
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    Got ours from Wunderlich years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slime View Post
    The one I bought was used of the ADV forum. Formotion https://www.formotionproducts.com/shop/signature-series
    Ordered one last night.
    The only cheap amazon one's were in Celsius.
    I have enough to think or not think of when riding without doing temp math in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrugg View Post
    Ordered one last night.
    The only cheap amazon one's were in Celsius.
    I have enough to think or not think of when riding without doing temp math in my head.
    Celsius makes so much more sense than Fahrenheit. Why, just last week I was in some really hot weather in California. It was 39C!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    Try working around the edges with wide putty knife (a plastic one will help prevent scratches). Or a five-in-one tool.
    5-1-painter-tool.jpg
    Ha! Great minds think alike. I was just going to suggest that myself.


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