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Old 04-11-2018, 08:35 PM
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Buttoned her up and

Buttoned her up last weekend after some minor service on the new to me last August 1200RS. I did the usual oil, air, and fuel filters, quick disconnects, flashing brake light, aux lights up front, new heated grips on relays, plugs, new crank and oil cover gaskets, RTV on the sump pan, fork seals and oil, new SS body fasteners and a belly pan that isn't broken too.

As I cleaned up and refilled the tool box I know I'm missing one 5mm allen key.

I'm pretty sure it's on the airbox under the tank. Going back in this weekend....
I really hope it's there.
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Re: Buttoned her up and

Aw it will rattle out. Pesky little pos. Great bike I had three of them and what a wonderful machine. Solid, eats miles and has a comfort that talks to you. Enjoy and go somewhere. I suggest the Moki dugway for a start. Live large. And, remember it is an air breather. Starts to heat up below 55 mph. So, keep it at 80 and enjoy. Plenty of help here for the details in the future. Start by changing out those rubber brake lines to Spiegler.
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:39 PM
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Aw it will rattle out. Pesky little pos. Great bike I had three of them and what a wonderful machine. Solid, eats miles and has a comfort that talks to you. Enjoy and go somewhere. I suggest the Moki dugway for a start. Live large. And, remember it is an air breather. Starts to heat up below 55 mph. So, keep it at 80 and enjoy. Plenty of help here for the details in the future. Start by changing out those rubber brake lines to Spiegler.

Came with braided lines so that's already done. This is a nice hex with a flex head so I should go looking for it before I go for a ride - snow in the forecast this weekend anyway.

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I like them better than a socket or ball end for most applications
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:14 AM
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I took off the left side panel and it was staring at me wedged between the airbox and the fuel tank. Mission accomplished and she's ready to ride.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:09 AM
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Now she's got 2 leaks. One from the left fork leg and oil from underneath. Back on the lift this weekend to investigate further. I'm hoping they are simple fixes....
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Re: Buttoned her up and

The fork leg is like a fork seal, easy to replace, good thread here, http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=26871 ; as for underneath, that could be any number of things, let us know what you see when you get there.
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The fork leg is like a fork seal, easy to replace, good thread here, http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=26871 ; as for underneath, that could be any number of things, let us know what you see when you get there.

The fork is dripping from the bottom (See first post: I replaced the seals and have not yet ridden it) - I suspect I need to remove the wheel and put in a new crush washer on the drain bolt.

The belly of the beast is on the docket for tomorrow after my long run. That one is a bit more worrisome as the PO had the filter cover siliconed on. I'm hoping it's that - I did use a new 3X88 O-ring. Has anyone got a good (cheap) source for 4X88 O-rings? I'll inspect, re-torque and go from there....
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Re: Buttoned her up and

Why not use the "stock" "O" ring from BMW?? Probably the best solution..
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:06 PM
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Why not use the "stock" "O" ring from BMW?? Probably the best solution..
I did use the stock 3x88. I'll dig in tomorrow and report on what I find.
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Re: Buttoned her up and

There is an old thread on here where the same thing was happening? Leaking even with a new O-ring?

Assumption then was a warped or nicked cover? Maybe the same bike from back then?

A couple passes over sandpaper on a flat surface would tell right away.

I fixed a similar leak on a GS.Little plastic crank cover in front of a 1200GS is sealed with a O-ring.Corrosion got in and compromised the sealing.Cleaned it well from all the accumulated corrosion,new O-ring and some of that great non drying sealer called Hylomar, no more drips.
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Fork leak is on me: I removed the drain bolt, annealed the copper washer, and reassembled to book torque. I hadn't bothered with treating the washer or torquing the non-structural bolt (13Nm, who woulda thought?). Lesson learned.

The oil leak is more troublesome. I'm 99% sure it's the filter cover. Loosen, re-torque and we'll see. I don't want to drain the sump if I don't have to. I rode it around the block and it's parked in the garage with cardboard to catch drips just in case.

Right rotor got hot on the test ride around the block. I may have a sticky caliper.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:07 AM
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Re: Buttoned her up and

Copper crush washer in the forks?Early Ks had different forks.My 03 are Aluminium.Changed the fork oil for the third time over the winter.Same now old OEM crush washers.I had new ones in the box'o'bits spares and gave them away to my friend for some work he was doing on a Yamaha.

Hum them brakes.Altough I never had problems with mine I do extract the pistons some every year and clean them.Some.....just enough to clean them from the concrete like road salts/dirt accumulated around them.Prevents binding against the internal seals when pistons are pushed back all the way in by new brake pads.

As per BMW/Brembo DO NOT split the calipers.Odds are about 50/50 that they may leak and the O-ring sealing the halves isn't available from BMW.
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I finally got a moment to work on the K. The pin that holds the pads in is bent. Part is on the way. I was able to source 4X88 o-rings from the theoringstore.com (BMW specs 3X88, according to the fiche). The diameter could be about 3 mm narrower so I cut one up and used gasket sealer to tie the ends together. The stock o-ring was not filling the channel so I need the extra width to seal it up. Time will tell if my fix works. Next time I'll use a 4X85mm oring.

I might get to ride it soon....
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:26 PM
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I made this too. Dang that oil fill is a PITA.



Less than $20 for the parts. Pour in the oil and crack a beer.
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Dang that oil fill is a PITA.

Get that "special" funnel from BM'Rboneyard...makes it "easy"..
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Re: Buttoned her up and

They're specific O-ring glues out there. I would only use a glued O-ring in a stationary setting.
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They're specific O-ring glues out there. I would only use a glued O-ring in a stationary setting.

It was the "Sunday afternoon and everything is closed" option. Next time I think I'll have a small assortment of orings at the ready. If it works I will share this information for the next person with this odd problem.

No drips this morning so I'm off to a good start.
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I finally got a moment to work on the K. The pin that holds the pads in is bent. Part is on the way. I was able to source 4X88 o-rings from the theoringstore.com (BMW specs 3X88, according to the fiche). The diameter could be about 3 mm narrower so I cut one up and used gasket sealer to tie the ends together. The stock o-ring was not filling the channel so I need the extra width to seal it up. Time will tell if my fix works. Next time I'll use a 4X85mm oring.

I might get to ride it soon....

The brake pad pin arrived and I've come to the conclusion that the PO had the wrong size pads and bent the pins to make them fit. New pads and a second fixing pin on order so another week on the lift.

The o-ring repair is holding oil so I put the belly pan on.
That part is awesomeness, I might even try to clean off some of the oil off the rest of the bike. It's clearly been a while since it was holding it's own oil...

Thanks for following the journey of sorting out a used bike.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:26 AM
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New pads on both sides and straight fixing pins solved the problem. Was there a run of pads that were't sized correctly?

Shot of the pins and pads - the size was close, but not the same, off by a couple of mm:


I hope to find some time this weekend to take a full test run on my new bike.
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