It is easier to remove the rear wheel of a BMW than any other vehicle. Whilst we appreciate the ease of servicing this brings, it has also led to disaster on two occasions: The first time, the whole bike disappeared, leaving just the rear wheel chained to a lamp-post, and the second time, the wheel itself was stolen.
This bolt, made of tempered chrome-molybdenum steel, can only be removed using a special adapter. Replacing just one wheel bolt will be enough to protect your bike against theft.
For years, special wheel bolts to make the wheels theft proof have been standard in cars. This standard has now finally been transferred to the motorcycle sector.
Important: The wheel bolts should be stamped with the length (43) on the head and this should be visible with the wheel installed. If you are unable to determine the bolt length by the stamping in the head, you will need to remove your rear wheel to determine which version final drive you have. On some final drives, the threads for the wheel bolts are machined into the hub. On other versions, there are threaded bushings inserted into the final drive hub.
This bolt is for the 43mm version with the threaded bushings!