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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2017, 11:44 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation metal in engine oil.

Hey guys... does anyone know if there is a common part that fails in the 2001 K1200rs engines? changed my engine oil recently and noticed a motherload of metal fragments. This is the first time i have seen even a tiny bit of metal in the engine oil. I hasn't noticed anything different when riding, having it idle... the metal did look a bit like big end bearings, but hard to say for sure without knowing for certain. cheers.


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Cam chain grinding off bits of guides or tensioner. Jus' my US$.02

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2017, 8:34 pm
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Do you have the magnetic drain plug? Anything attached to it?
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Do you have a plug to recommend? I'll put one in my bike if it seems to be decent quality. thx

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The drain plug on my '09 1300 is magnetic; it came on the bike. Maxbmwmotorcycles.com - BMW part number 11 13 7 720 999 SCREW PLUG, MAGNETIC - M16X1,5-ZNNIV

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Thx, I haven't had the pleasure of changing the oil, as of yet.

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Changing the oil will take a little time. You have to drain the oil tank which takes a while, and I use the conical cap from a gear oil container to cap off the drain hose. The best tool to use for the oil filter are oil filter pliers. You will have to loosen the mount for the shifter a little to remove the oil filter.

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Thx, it's on my wish list -chuckle-.

The oil seems to be in relatively good shape, so I'm picking my way thru other issues. ;-)

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Do you have the magnetic drain plug? Anything attached to it?
no. the bike does not have one.

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Thx, I haven't had the pleasure of changing the oil, as of yet.

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Your bike should have the magnetic drain plug, being an '09 1300GT.
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