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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 1:09 pm Thread Starter
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Brake Fluid Change

I am going in next week to have my brake fluid serviced. I have had the bike for two years and have 11500 miles on it. I saw on the dealer maint. sheet that I should have done a initial change at the one year mark. I have the servo system and ABS. What is supposed to be changed and when. The dealer said that there was a closed circuit system within the servo system and I think he said that there was another closed system that had a service interval within the ABS. I was hoping that you guys could shed some light on what is what and service intervals.
As a side note I put in a couple of days ago a PIAA 110 watt H7 Extreme White Plus low beam bulb for the original that had burned out and what a difference illumination!
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There are two services for clutch / brake fluid. The lower circuit (wheel circuit) needs to be done every year, the upper circuit and clutch needs to be changed every other year.

Here's a link to the procedure from the archives:
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I am going in next week to have my brake fluid serviced. I have had the bike for two years and have 11500 miles on it. I saw on the dealer maint. sheet that I should have done a initial change at the one year mark. I have the servo system and ABS. What is supposed to be changed and when. The dealer said that there was a closed circuit system within the servo system and I think he said that there was another closed system that had a service interval within the ABS. I was hoping that you guys could shed some light on what is what and service intervals.
As a side note I put in a couple of days ago a PIAA 110 watt H7 Extreme White Plus low beam bulb for the original that had burned out and what a difference illumination!
I assume from the avatar you have a KR?

I tried Sylvania silverstars and there was no difference from stock. Interesting the Piaa 110W are much better.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 4:49 pm
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brake bleed interval

I know on the R bikes 2005 and newer the interval has increased to 2 years on the wheel circuits and 4 years on the control circuits. My guess would be the same applies to the 2005 and newer K bikes.

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every service that i have gone to, they stated that BMW had determined the brake fluid did not need to be changed until 20????. i've had my k12r for 2 1/2 years and bought it with the 600 done, 6000 done, 12000 i took it in but i had done all the work so they did the inspection and checked fault codes. they told me no valve or brakes until later.

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I talked in person further with the service rep and It is confirmed that it is 2 years on the wheel circuits and 4 years on the control circuits. Thank you for the tech info. I did not understand the two systems before.
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Change Interfal

I had the same system, ABS/Servo on 2 previous bikes and I changed the fluid every year.
I ride about 12K miles per year, including daily commuting.
The fluid was very discolored, compared to the new fluid.
A mighty vac helps to lessen the mess, especially for the 3 control circuits.

Last weekend I changed the clutch fluid - first time with the mineral oil.
The oil at the slave cylinder, first out, was black. The rest was a light green.
The new fluid was light blue.

A subtle, but noticeable improvement in the clutch actuation was an added benefit.
I had a slight chatter when starting out with light throttle/ low revs.
This has disappeared. I plan to change the clutch oil annually from here out.
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Clutch fluid change

Slight hijack. What was it like changing the clutch fluid/mineral oil? How much mineral oil did you use? I have an 05 RT that is now 3 years old so by April 2009 it will need to be changed.

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I thought the mineral oil in the clutch was only changed when the clutch wore out. Life time sort of.
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