Fixing the proverbial leak - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2006, 9:07 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 219
Fixing the proverbial leak

Assuming I wanted to fix the timing chain cover leak myself. Is this recommended as DIY? I have seen comments stating "let the dealer do it" even one statement saying he wouldn't attempt it. Looking at ETK and the K12 CD it doesn't look like rocket science, but I know better. There is always a surprise. There must be more to it than removing a few screws, marking the position of the magnetic gate. Does anyone know of an illustrated step by step procedure? Or first hand experience.
digs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2006, 4:13 am
Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: , , UK
Posts: 3,750
Plenty of 'surprises'. If the dealer does it you have his warranty when it leaks again.

If you do it, you might just get to learn how to do the job better and quicker next time around.

If you search the archives for timing cover leaks, you'll find so many replies that it might make you wonder if being a NASA rocket scientist with a BMW CD is not an essential qualification, to do a job that's going to last 30K miles. My impression from many posts I've read is that's probably conservatively more than a BMW factory tech. could get on a new bike!



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
voxmagna is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2006, 7:57 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 219
Mbhon posted a 23 page illustrated step by step procedure. Did a search on the net which took me to the archives of the old site. I will use Hondabond instead of Permatex and hope for the best.
digs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oil leak help Skids K1200RS/GT (Classic) 0 Mar 25th, 2006 10:57 am
Oil Leak Question ktran K1200RS/GT (Classic) 8 Feb 12th, 2006 10:22 am
Transmission leak? Wildbeast Technical, Repair and Maintenance 12 Jan 19th, 2006 7:17 pm
Fuel injection leak? RRG Technical, Repair and Maintenance 0 Oct 31st, 2005 7:47 am
The proverbial bogus totem pole Bear Campfire 11 Oct 23rd, 2005 5:25 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome