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Old 07-13-2014, 08:19 AM
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Schadenfreude and the Art of Regular Maintenance

Apologies to Mr. Pirsig (stop auto-correcting me Siri ) and his alter-ego Phaedrus. This one is a bit wordy, so take your ADD meds before reading.

One of the reasons I bought this Oilhead is the incredible amount of DIY maintenance information out there on these bikes.
That and the RT (and it's cousin the K1200LT) are beautiful bikes to my eye.

For those who don't know - the term "Oilhead" refers to the generation of Beemer (thanks Herr Mega) Boxer twins that were produced through the mid '00s. They also were the bikes that replaced the classic "Airhead" design.

Anyhow, I bought mine with 32k on the clock and in pretty good nick cosmetically for a 12 year old bike. Tires had a slight bit of cupping but otherwise the Metzlers have plenty of life left in them.

The motor pulls well, but ran a bit rough. I swapped the oil, flushed out the grey-green DOT4 in the clutch for new, clear fluid, put fresh gear oil in the shaft final drive too. Still need to replace the tranny oil and get an air filter. A bottle of Techron FI cleaner also went in the tank. All this done, and the motor seems happier. Some new plugs and a valve check are also planned.

I did my research, knew what was going on, and rode out of there with the bike $100 over dealer cost.

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:27 AM
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Oh, and it wasn't THAT wordy. I'm on drugs and was able to stay awake.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:58 AM
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for James.


Oh, and it wasn't THAT wordy. I'm on drugs and was able to stay awake.
Hey Russ - if you're reading this - your comment regarding the riding position in my initial thread was almost true! However, I figured out that the 3-way adjustable seat was in the low position. Moved it up to the high and am much happier. Also figured out that this bike has HeliBar risers installed. Both raises and sets back the controls (haven't measured exactly how much) and fits me rather well.

One other thing about the oil change and the Techron. One of the long-term Oilhead owners on the BMWST forum suggested using the empty bottle as a funnel for the oil. Well, I did that but when I removed the bottle cap over the open oil filler hole on the left jug, the little paper gasket dropped in! I learned real quick how easy it can be to remove and replace the valve cover on this bike.

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The CHP ran with the RT1100/1200 for a few years.

I rode a RT1100 over to the state fair one summer for display, after when we picked it up, the lookie loos had fiddled with every switch on it and the heated grips were on, I didn't know how to turn them off so it was either hot-hot-hot or hot-hot grips on a 100° day.

But the new Harley's are costing half as much in maintenance now.
Except the Harley haters who got their RT's replaced are not happy.
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The CHP ran with the RT1100/1200 for a few years.

But the new Harley's are costing half as much in maintenance now.
Except the Harley haters who got their RT's replaced are not happy.
I think some of them have been posting on the B-forums. A lot said about the motor officers trying to make deals to be the last in line to turn in their RT-Ps. I think it's sad that no one has been able to get the electrics sorted on the Connie 14 Police bikes. Those are some good looking rides and that motor!
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I think some of them have been posting on the B-forums. A lot said about the motor officers trying to make deals to be the last in line to turn in their RT-Ps. I think it's sad that no one has been able to get the electrics sorted on the Connie 14 Police bikes. Those are some good looking rides and that motor!

They were never built (certified?) as a police bike (the Cowie Connie) or package, the wiring is (was?) under "gage" for the demands of the lighting and radio system on some of them.

Funny thing H0NDA made the ST1300P yet not once did they ever submit one for testing process, I think someone said because they (H0NDA?) didn't want the libility?

We have been using, for some 6 or more years, all LED emergency lighting on the motor fleet. Which "I think" works much better than the old strobe stuff.
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Ahhh, more maintenance on the Boxer. The craptacular standard battery that the stealer put in it died recently (7 months old.) So rather than dealing with removing the rear view mirror, 17 screws, and side panel again to get to the battery conveniently located under the fuel tank... ... I picked up an Odyssey gel battery from Batteries Plus.

Also went ahead and put new plugs in the jugs tonight. Apparently the previous owner did not believe in the application of anti-seize in the boots nor dielectric grease on the threads (or is it the other way around ) because there was no evidence of either having been used previously. Hell, that might have been how the did it.

At least now I'm finally able to ride it again. But that's a story for another time.
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When ya gonna ride it up this way. The Queen Size air mattress awaits your arrival?
Well my friend, there's a good chance that by this summer the lovely Dr. Mrs. DMD MPH MSD XYZ PDQ (she spent a LOT of time in school) and I will be living in a zip code closer to yours. Watch this space for further details.
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when I removed the bottle cap over the open oil filler hole on the left jug, the little paper gasket dropped in!
Bet you couldn't do that again if you tried.

Me, on the other hand, I could stand across the street and it woulld magically make it's way into my open filler hole, sink to the bottom and disappear forever.
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