Hey fellas, I removed my wheels so I could put my new Kenda Big Blocks on. When I disassembled everything, I realized I needed new rear brake pads, new rear bearings, etc. But when I went to put everything back together, I royally fu**ed it all up. The rear went on fine but for the LIFE of me I can't figure out how to reassemble the front end. I went to the dealer to look at other 800GSs but I can't get a clear view. I asked the parts guy and he said there IS no spacer on the right side (sitting on the bike) of the bike, but clearly mine has one. Here's an exploded view from bike bandit: http://www.bikebandit.com/2009-bmw-motorcycle-f800gs-horn/o/m18707sch628790#sch628736 Anyway, I had to get a new bearing cover (the black disc that covers the bearing) at the dealer, the parts guy told me the spacer on the right side just slides into it. BUT I can't get the axle to go all the way in. See the picture here. This is the right side (sitting on the bike); left if you're looking at it: This is the other side: Here's what it looks like if I remove the wheel and mock it up with the axle and spacers: So, the dealer told me the spacer on the left (right side sitting on the bike) should go in with the tapered end toward the wheel, but the schematic on Bike Bandit tells it the opposite way. And a different parts guy told me the 800GS just uses the axle as the spacer. Anyway, I can't get it to fit either way. So, WTF am I doing wrong? Can one of you guys (that actually know what you're doing) clue me in? If anyone else has an 09 800GS, could you remove your axle and tell me how it goes together? If you tell me, "hey, you want me to draw you a picture" like a smartass, I'll accept it--both that I'm retarded, AND the offer of the picture. :huh Thanks. Steven PS, here are pictures of the wheel on either side so you can see that I have the bearings covered with the little black gaskets.