Hello all fellow 'K' owners, I just took delivery of my new '04 K1200RS couple days ago. Got it home and parked it on the side stand and sat for a day. Next morning started the bike up and noticed a large amount of blue smoke out the exhaust. Bike only has 20 miles on the clock. I am sure it is oil, and not condensation. Took a good warm up to clear things up.
Any suggestions as what causes this? Is this normal in A/M starts? Oil level is about 1/16" above the center of the window. At delivery, it showed no signs of oil burning. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Your BMW dealer has a service card that must be memorised prior to receiving their first check.
Side 1 states, "They all do that."
Side 2 states, "We've never seen that before."
Your category fits side 1. Relax, it diminishes over time. The cylinder walls are very slick, and the head is on the downhill side, so some oil collects at the rings when on the side stand. You'll get a lot of post on your question, but relax. "They all do that."
Wait until 6,000 miles or no oil consunption before going synthetic. Those slick rings need to seat first. After that, 150,000 miles of bliss awaits.
btw, One astute member stated that is's a lot easier to sit and admire your steed on the centerstand.
that would be normal, if you can use the center stand mostly. After several thousand it will diminish or go away entirely. Don't worry about it. it is kind of embarassing though so I use the center stand exclusively. Kots of posts on this in the archive section.
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Hey guys, thanks for the replies. Faster response than my dealer! That's good to know that it is normal or should I say 'charactoristics' of the bike. It's my first BMW. Many Honda's before, but nothing like this.
I placed the bike on the center stand today. Hope it won't be so embarrassing tomorrow A/M.
I have an '04 Zebra with 3,500 miles on it. When I park it at work, on the sidestand, for 10 hours, it smokes like crazy for at least a couple of minutes. It's embarrasing, I look around to see if anyone is looking! When I park it on the center stand, no smoke at all.