Today, more brown boxes arrived with bike goodies. First up is the Haynes R1150GS Service & Repair Manual. I have several of the Haynes manuals already, and I really like them.
After reviewing the manual, I noticed my current torque wrench didn’t go down to 8 newton meters, so I needed a smaller one. I purchased this Craftsman Digitork Torque Wrench. Torque wrenches are expensive! Lucky for me it was on sale! I also noticed I needed some hex head and torx bit sockets to use with the torque wrench. BMW is very fond of both heads on their bolts. With the below I should be able to complete the remaining maintenance items on my list.
The big boxes contained the Aerostich Steel Wheel Crate Workstand. It was on sale from $237 to $165, and on valentines day, they had another special %14 off. For $142, it made sense. I ordered it on 2/14 and received it on 2/15 via regular shipping. Nice!
With the Super9 on top. It lifts the bike about 12” off the ground. Safety straps should be used. I just wedged the center stand down. to hold it up. More on this later. The BMW is taking up my workspace, so I can’t use it just yet. It also has a 500lbs weight limit and the porky BMW is 550lbs.
Here is the stand packed up to store. It doesn’t take up much space.
More exciting maintenance posts coming soon. It’s been warm here lately 33F-50F, so I’ve been riding the Super9 and SV650. My goal is to finish up the BMW by the end of February, so I can make room for the next bike to work on.