Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Oil leak questions
My first BMW was a 2007 K1200GT. She was brand new when I picked her up. After eight years and 130K miles, I sold her. Other than regular scheduled maintenance, I never had to add oil.
Now, I have a 2009 K1300GT. I bought it while it was on consignment from BMW of San Francisco. It had 10K miles on it when I bought it in August 2015. Still, a wonderful machine. But, I now have to keep a quart (or two) of oil handy because apparently, I thought the bike had a drinking problem. I had it in for regular maintenance a couple of days ago and asked the dealer about the oil. He said that the manufacturer allows a quart of oil for every 1,000 miles. Does that seem normal?
He also said that if the <!> symbol comes on, I shouldn't ride it until I get oil in it. However, the manual states: Check the engine oil level on the oil level indicator the next time you stop for refueling. So, I'm a bit confused about that. When that indicator comes on, I try and check it as quick as I can.