2002 BMW K1200RS Final drive bearing replacement- part 1

I love my BMW K1200RS. It’s a sport/touring motorcycle with an emphasis on sport. Even though it weighs in at 630 pounds it handles like a dream. However…

The final drive ball bearing on this generation of the K12 was prone to early failure. The cage that holds the balls at equal distances apart fails and you end up with a bearing that does not rotate in a true circle. It begins to groan and growl and eventually fails enough to destroy the oil seal. Mine didn’t get quite that far but it was growling badly and leaking a bit of oil.

This week’s video documents the removal of the bearing and in part 2 I’ll install a new one and reassemble the whole thing.

Keep on hackin…

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