Hello I am new to the BMW bikes, of course I have wanted one for ever!! I am on the Pre-Sale plan. '12 1600GTL Silver arriving next week or week after. I have been reading (studding) the Ash/Castrol break-in method, I wonder to change the oil, can you just remove the oil filter and with the engine run/don't run switch turned to the "don't run"-
hit the starter for a few cycles to pump the remaining oil out? I am worried about losing the second small oil plug in the dry sump. I am familiar with american cars, some japanese bikes to a limited extent, and the german engineering (The Best In The World)
I am least familiar with.
I just thought I would ask you, and anyone with experience working on these great bikes.
Hey Forum members,
Just picked up my (practically) new K1600GT and excited to join this conversation.
The bike is a 2013 but only has 6400 miles on it, less than 1000 miles a year.
The bike has been generally well cared for and is in very good shape, but I'm not blind to the time component on...
I replaced my stock oil plug with a plug that had a short piece of 5mm allen wrench welded into the plug. It made it easier and safer to remove the plug through the sump plug hole. I evidently took some Gorilla pills last time I changed my oil because I had crank so hard to loosen the plug it...
I've been eyeing a bearing puller set from Sealey Tools. They seem to be a high quality manufacturer. Problem is that they are UK-based, and they don't seem to have a distributor here in the U.S. The AK716 bearing puller set is very expensive too at about $350, and customs may tack on even...
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