Took apart the K1200GT for the first time. I always buy stuff, take it apart, do maintenance and put it back together. I have yet to put it back together.
It appears it was very well taken care of, but definitely needed some maintenance. Had my first Tupperware party. Was pretty easy, but had to be careful because I had never done it before, nothing was damaged.
I drained the oil (which was over filled, it was high out of sight on the sight glass). Changed the filter, which is pretty cool, it sits up inside the engine case with a metal cover that protects it. You need a special filter wrench to get it off. Got all of that stuff at Beemerboneyard.
Took the tank off to change the fuel filter. It was a tiny bit harder than I thought, but wasn't hard at all. Old filter was dated 2014, so it had been a while. Used aftermarket parts, hope the BMW Gods don't get me.
My bike has the "whizzy" servo ABS brakes.....very cool system. You pull the brake, the brake pressure from the master cylinder (either hand or foot) acts on the servo unit, then it takes over and boosts the signal and there is another circuit that pressurizes the calipers.
So you bleed the two master cylinders to the ABS the old fashioned way (I used a vacuum pump), then you bleed the ABS to the brake calipers using the onboard servo pump.
The fluid was dirty. These systems need to stay clean.
Most of it looked like this until I got the fresh stuff through.
When you are doing the calipers, the bike is turned on to energize the servo, then you just pull the brake lever (or push on the foot lever) and the servo starts pumping fluid through the system.
You need this special funnel that screws into the reservoir that feed the ABS system, it's hard to tell, but the straight section has fluid in it. You watch it go down as you pull the brakes.
Also changed the final drive oil.
I did not do the spline shaft lubrication because I don't have the special tools, but I don't think my bike needs it. Can anybody confirm if I need to do this ASAP or if I can wait until next year? Mine is an 03 with 24K miles.
I started cleaning it, got the top done, now to get the grime off the bottom and put it back together.