'01 1150 GS Rubber grommet stud broken

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by gunnirider, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. gunnirider

    gunnirider Adventurer

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    went to change the oil a couple of days ago. removed the nuts and female (sex bolts) that hold the skid plate. one of the rubber grommet studs fell off the bike. is there a trick to replacing this stud? i have the part # on the broken stud, but want to make sure i perform this repair correctly. yes, i have crash bars on the bike and a secondary Touratech skid plate that all attach to the studs. should i change all of them or just the broken one?
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  2. tjt94

    tjt94 Been here awhile

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    No trick to it at all. It is a cheap part you get from BMW (less than $3 each). They are there to fail instead of a crash breaking the engine.
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  3. mudmullet

    mudmullet Been here awhile

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    order 3 or 4 of them (to save on shipping) and replace them as needed.
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  4. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Just grab it close to the block and you will find a steel hex encapsulated in the rubber. That will give enough bite to remove it. I like to put some anti sieze on them so they come out easy if they break.
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  5. gunnirider

    gunnirider Adventurer

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    thanks guys! i'll order the part today....and a few spares.
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  6. cidi

    cidi cidi

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    So I have been through several sets of these. It seems that everytime I make contact with the skid plate and rock or dirt these keep breaking :evil. Seems that I carry my skid plate more on the back of my bike than under it :huh. Anyone found a better solution than the stock set-up?
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  7. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Get better springs/shocks only real answer:1drink
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  8. cidi

    cidi cidi

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    Thanks Welshman! Not what I wanted to hear but the truth sometimes hurts...:eek1
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  9. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    I have a large jar of those broken mounts, as I used to rip my bash plate of regularly.:D
    Replaced shocks with a rebuilt GSA set and hyperpro springs has cured the problem:1drink

    "Just south of Denver" I spent a week in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago, rather nice..
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  10. gunnirider

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    have 63k on the bike with plenty of off-roading miles...guess i got lucky that i've only have one broken stud, but i guess the next project will be new suspension. good excuse to upgrade
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  11. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    I am a B.U.F.F. and tend to chase "friends" on gravel roads with the ocasional washout, so its a case of the wrong tool for the job, but I am attached to the old girl:D

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