Originally Posted by RedHawK12GT
I have removed all my tupperware to put some add-ons on my bike. While I have it apart
I am changing the spark plugs, oil of course, air filter, etc... . Can anyone recommend? while I am at it, should I drain and refill the final drive, flush the coolant, and possibly flush the brake fluid?. I know you will say I am ANAL, but this bike has 6k on it, that's all.
Where's Wizard?, jump in here. Also, anybody know of a better $ than $53.95 for a K-N
air filter element??. Thanks.
Here is a quick rundown of what needs to be accomplished from your list. Do you have the RS maintenance manual? It helps out and gives you decent guidelines of service intervals.
-If you are changing the plugs, then I am assuming you are putting in NGK Iridiums, might as well!
-There is no harm to change out the final drive/gear box oil. Next time you are at your BMW shop grab an extra bottle of gear oil (75/140 I think). It take about a quart to change out the final drive and gear box, combined. Oil is cheaper than my sound of mind.
-I don't see any reason to flush the coolant, unless you bike has been sitting around for a while (more than a year). I haven't heard much about the bubble problems, but if you bike is running well, then there is no reason for a coolant flush.
-I wouldn't flush the brake lines, not at 6k, you might want to inspect your rear brake pad, they tend to wear down every 6-8k. But if you really want to take on this endeavor, then there are decent outlines on how to accomplish this task on pirates site and in the archives.
-Run your bike over to the BMW shop to run a quick computer diagnostic, most will charge you a 1/2 hour service.
And $54 is probaly the best price for a K&N.