Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pleasanton, CA, USA
Oil change gone awry....
So in preperation for an over night ride next week down to Cambria with Dave Taylor and others, I decide I'll change the oil. I'm one of those that changes it at 3k.
So everything goes fine, get it completely drained, resevoir, oilpan, and filter.. SO the filter I got, er the dealer gave me, was the wrong filter, to big. Those mother %#@#$#...... Dealership does not open Tuesday. Cannot leave the bike where its at. The old filter is not damaged at all. I have the filter tool from beemer balancers. So I decide to just pop it back on and complete the change. SO no leaks around filter.
SO I'll keep a close watch for leaks on the filter. I'm thinking I'm OK (Filter only had 3k on it).
SO I could get a new filter and swap that out during the week. I dunno?
The oil that was in the bike was standard beemer oil fromp the dealer. I put in the castrol GPS (real synthetic) which is what the manual calls for. SHould not be an issue?
Any opinions? Should I just let it go for another 3k?
2008 R 1200 GS ADV
2007 K 1200 GT Graphite
98 HD Sportster 1200C [Sold] (Mistake)
Various dirt bikes in my youth.