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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:37 pm Thread Starter
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Procedure for oil change?

Sorry if this has been discussed already, but I must be blind. I looked through both the maintenance and operators manuals of my 2004 KGT and nothing is mentioned about how to change the engine oil. I have a 1998 Honda VFR800FI which I change the oil on, so I am not hesitant about changing the oil, I just want to make sure I do it right.

Is an engine oil change pretty straight forward on an 04 K1200GT? What plastic has to come off? Where is the drain plug and filter located?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:59 pm
 
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Lightbulb Procedure for oil change?

On my 03 K1200rs I remove only the lower spoiler. Drain plug is easy to find. The oil filter is not visible...but look for a cover with three bolts. Loosten that cover with a drain pan underneath. You will then need a BMW oil filter cap wrench (or some suitable wrench that can fit inside the oil pan...small clearance), use a socket extension with the right size end to mate with the cap wrench, and unscrew the filter.

Darn easy, kindof.

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all the screws to drop the lower pan are obvious, but one screw on the rubber piece on the fairing is smaller size then the rest of the screws. also, one screw only lives vertically in front around top of radiator. please be sure to be patient!
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Procedure for changing oil is like any other: Drain the old then put in the new :p . Okay, I couldn't resist that smart-ass answer. As mentioned before, just drop the lower fairing and the drain plug and filter are there. As far as the filter wrench, don't bother paying your local dealer the $18 or so he will want for the "special" BMW wrench. Go to Auto Zone or Advance Auto and buy a filter wrench that fits for about $5. That's what I did. I think the size is 75mm, 15 flute but you can take your filter to match it up with the right one. Be sure also to change the crush washer on your drain plug.


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When dropping the belly pan. As mentioned there is 1 screw on the left side of the bike up at the top of the front opening. It faces down and to the left. There is not one on the other side. Also remove the lower screws on the rubber leg protectors on the GT.

When you pull the cap off the oil filter area. Be prepared for a little oil to come out.

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procedure for oil and filter change

Go to the pirate's website. There is a good article there for changing oil and filter for the K1200RS/GT. Everytime I change the oil/filter, I get the article out and use it as the guide. It is very helpful.

The first time, it took me 2 hours, and now I can change it in 1 hour 15 minutes.

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When dropping the belly pan. As mentioned there is 1 screw on the left side of the bike up at the top of the front opening. It faces down and to the left.
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Talking odd screw

That must be where the extra leftover screw goes. Thanks
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