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Offline jgk1459

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Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:55:23 PM »
I know this 'vibration' topic has been done to death but I thought I would share with you kind folk my experience in changing the rubber bushes today. My bike is quite bad, comfort is not the issue, seeing behind is!

I'm sure you'll all familiar with items 11 and 14 on the BMW parts schematic, well I bought these from the dealer for the princely sum of £15.40.

Having removed the bars and clamps, undone the main bolts through the yoke I found that the insert and mounts would not free up. Referring to the very same schematic; items 15 and 10 were corroded and stuck together completely meaning that I couldn't get the rubbers out.......

So, I managed to cut the exposed flange of the lower rubber off under the yoke (not a surgical cut, more of a tear with lots of foul language!) thus allowed the entire assembly to pass up through the hole in the yoke with brute force. Once out, I cut the remaining bottom and the top rubbers off and then heated the metal parts with a blow torch to get them apart. Wire brush, WD40 and magic....like new.

Took me around 2 hours to do the first one, 15 minutes to do the second.

Assembly was very straightforward.

Anyhow, all done. Not tested yet.

No idea if I've made a right meal of this but might be useful to someone thinking of doing the mod themselves.

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:41:39 PM »
I for one will be interested to hear if it makes a difference.
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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 12:23:24 PM »
Update, question and answers:

Has it improved the vibration?; yes and moved it slightly lower in the rev range, 70mph on the motorway is better
Are the vibes gone completely?; no, less harsh
Is mirror viability improved?; yes, a differing rev ranges for left and right
Is it worth the £15?; yes
Is it worth the time to install?; yes, if the metal parts weren't fused together!
Do I recommend it?; yes, but its not a cure for a viby XR, don't all rush out thinking its the answer!

By the way - heavy bar ends were fitted before and after.

Hope this helps someone,

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 01:12:25 PM »
Do you have the part numbers you used, so I can order the same parts.
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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 02:26:39 PM »
From the packaging:

31428569759
31428388607

Only problem is that I have no idea which part is which!

Best to check with your dealer when ordering.

Another thing......torque settings as advised by the tech as follows:

Bar clamps: 19nm
Yoke bolts: 25nm

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 03:30:15 PM »
Many thanks mate. :046:

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 03:32:05 PM »
Welcome.

And, good luck!!

If you have any issues message me. I'm no expert but happy to help if I can.

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 04:23:24 PM »
Had mine done FoC by the dealer and paid for by BMW for my 2015 XR in the UK. Was a little better but still used the bar ends.

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 04:26:33 PM »
If you speak to dealer they should do a free retro fit, as they have done a recall.
My dealer did when I got the bike.
Bar ends make a bigger difference, plus the vibs die down after a good few miles on the engine  :400: :305:

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Re: Yoke Rubbers - Replacement
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 04:31:32 PM »
I have a 2017 XR which has the complete anti vibration redesign, but I still find using the bar end necessary, but with the bar ends no vibration effects of any significance.

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