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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2006, 4:05 pm Thread Starter
 
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Bieng the owner of a 06 GT I'm a bit disburbed that for 07, BMW has come out with a program where they ship the bike with a lower grade lub. and want it changed out at the 600 mile service. At that time they replace it with the synthetic and from that point forward it is susposed to be lifetime. Seeing that they are the exact same rear ends why shouldn't the 06's require it? Has anyone heard of failure or problems related to this?
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Do a search and find enlightenment. Then call your dealer and schedule an appt.

I have an '06 and BMW is now recommending an oil change at 600 as well on those, according to my dealer. They asked to do it on mine since I was way past 600, and of course I said yes.

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2 dealerships in AZ said they would do it, but it was not mandatory. Both will charge ~$100. Some on the web were only charge $30-$40. I was told the change in documentation is for 07's going forward. The procedure to do it yourself is on one of the K websites, and also in the service manual. Not too difficult. I'll tackle it at my first tire change. Search and do what makes you feel comfortable.

See the poster below, very informative...

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2006, 5:16 pm
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06 KR, had my final drive oil replaced at 1600 miles

I am most likely the one mentioned in the above post

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7219

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Whether you decide to have your shop change the final drive oil or go the do it yourself route you should order o-ring 33117695219 and new magnetic screw 33117665027. I did the change on my wife's R1200RT and my K1200S. Took about an hour and a half to do both bikes.

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Whether you decide to have your shop change the final drive oil or go the do it yourself route you should order o-ring 33117695219 and new magnetic screw 33117665027. I did the change on my wife's R1200RT and my K1200S. Took about an hour and a half to do both bikes.
The dealer installed those new parts during my service. Can you tell me EXACTLY where they are, or provide a picture?
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I guess that picture is what is causing my problem locating the actual parts. From the looks of it, they would be hidden under the rear brake. Am I correct that the o-ring and screw are pointed straight back when installed on the bike? And that they would only be in the down position once the final drive was rotated?

Basically here?

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You are 100% correct.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2006, 4:59 pm
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You are 100% correct.
Don't forget to replace the nut on the prarlever, or whatever it is called now, arm. This nut is critical enough, that it is worth replacing so the "nyloc" locking part of the nut is fresh and secure. They do call out to replace it in the service manual also.

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