Originally Posted by Mistofeles
So you mean it is possible to add a block to the system to get the oil lines external ?
I have not yet opened the fairings of the bike to see how the pums are sittuated.
The tubes will be no problem. I have some good friends with a full machine shop and I think they can help here.
What do you mean by 'wait' ?
The doctor told me without seeing the bike that he believes the sound comes from 'the end of the crankshaft there is a pinion with a moving part, which is made to lessen the noises of the bike.' If it is so, it might be (I think) possible to repair it if he takes the crank cover off and then the crank off without removing the pistons.
I am pretty sure them rivets are the ones on the "output balancer", you can see them through the crank cover, but to remove/replace/repair the oil sump has to come off. Not that easy of a job. Don't know about your doctor's hourly rates....!
So what I mean is....don't spend all your money on add-ons until you get all the stock mechanical systems all working like they should,BMW OEM parts are getting very expensive.
For the oil cooler block, yes I am "almost" positive that would fit, they are the same engine block/oil pump, if all the clearances check out you should be OK. If you want to be even more positive, you can wait for me I'll be taking it out of the K1200RS, it may be seeping a little oil, so I guess I'll have to fix that but that won't be until the end of the year.
For the oil cooler radiator itself you could probably use any kind of good quality aftermarket, may be easier to mount and looks like you can get the plumbing figured out easy.