BMW K1200, K1300, and K1600 Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
437 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
just changed oil and filter on my '04 kgt. does it have to be like this? torx screws everywhere..............jesus. i'm gonna cut a hole in the lower shroud next time. screw takin all that off. btw, my harley filter wrench worked great on the beemer. wtf!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
billbeemer said:
just changed oil and filter on my '04 kgt. does it have to be like this? torx screws everywhere..............jesus. i'm gonna cut a hole in the lower shroud next time. screw takin all that off. btw, my harley filter wrench worked great on the beemer. wtf!
Buy a set of torx bits/drivers and enjoy the better bite that torx gives you. I just changed brake rotors and the brake rotor bolts on my 95 were about to strip out. I noticed the new ones were changed to torx and think that is a good thing. Torx was an upgrade to the old fashioned allen head to keep it from stripping out.

Unfortunately, the ABS ring is attached to the rotor with old fashioned allen screws and I stripped the head out of two of them...

Torx bits aren't expensive.

Good luck,
Jerry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
153 Posts
German engineering theory

Don't use one part where seven will do. Assemble so to one part can be removed without removing all seven.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
I am not fond of the oil change on the beemer so I bought a lift from Harbor Freight thinking it would be easier and guess what - it is easier to lay on the ground and do it than on the lift. The lift does make tire changing easier.
Later == Bobby

I still have 17 oil filters left for the beemer
:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
504 Posts
Ahem…

billbeemer said:
just changed oil and filter on my '04 kgt. does it have to be like this? torx screws everywhere..............jesus. i'm gonna cut a hole in the lower shroud next time. screw takin all that off. btw, my harley filter wrench worked great on the beemer. wtf!
Jeez, I need just one Torx bit in an electric screwdriver (to drop the engine "spoiler", leaving the side panels, etc. in place.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
460 Posts
Really not all that bad....

dropping the belly plastic doesn't really take that long......an oil change usually doesn't take much longer than a half hour. I love the looks of the tupperware....it is worth the pain at the time removal when needed. Speaking of which, I'm going to remove it tomorrow to install a new horn....but that is another thread....:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts
billbeemer said:
just changed oil and filter on my '04 kgt. does it have to be like this? torx screws everywhere..............jesus. i'm gonna cut a hole in the lower shroud next time. screw takin all that off. btw, my harley filter wrench worked great on the beemer. wtf!
Some one on the last site cut out the lower shroud just for that reason. They even had a template. I've done it enough times that it no longer is a pain in the ass.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
828 Posts
oil changing breeze!

I think there is no problem with torx screws... just another set of drivers for my tool box. Can't complain about having more tools - uuuuggghhh, ugghhh!! Changing the oil is much easier than a car and with the center stand - not a problem. Although, that lift sounds enticing!

lytnin said:
I still have 17 oil filters left for the beemer
:)
Bobby,

Are you selling those filters?

ONON-
Mark
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
440 Posts
Oil Change

If you think you hate Germans after the oil change, wait until you change the air filter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
Pathogen7 said:
!


Bobby,

Are you selling those filters?

ONON-
Mark

No I am not selling them. I bought them from a guy on the board that works for the company that makes beemers oil filters. I ordered 10 and then ten more came to me ups as a double order and he gave me a deal on the second 10. I think they are Mahle filters and other than not saying BMW the box, filter and seal package all look factory BMW.
Later == Bobby
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
Oil Change: Torx and Plastic Issues

Or...simply head down to your local full service hardware store (yes, there are still a few around) buy stainless steel allen bolts in the same size and be content for the rest of your life. On certain colors, the stainless looks good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
848 Posts
One guy did that

There was a guy on Vic's board (now gone) that cut holes and his fairing and he posted photos of the job. Perhaps he will show at this or another board since Vic is gone.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top