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Re: Center bolt on R1100 with 5-spoke wheel

Hello Soren,

"Soren S. Jorvang" <soren@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I have a 5-spoke rear wheel that I am about to put on my R1100RS.
> Having the bike apart anyway (clutch job and misc. other servicing),
> I noticed that there is a center bolt hole in the rear drive that
> appears to have the right depth to hold a 5th screw with a 5-spoke
> wheel.
> So, maybe I should just buy an extra screw and bushing, but I wonder..
> The R1150's come from the factory with only four wheel bolts, and
> there is a market for logo'ed plugs that fit the center hole.
> Is there any reason why I shouldn't use the fifth bolt?

Are these the 5 *dual* spoke wheels, like on the R1100S? If so, the center 
hole remains empty. I don't know why it's there, other than to gather 
contaminants and promote corrosion.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada