Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Montgomery, Texas, USA
Fresh fuel, and a correct dose of Sea Foam.....Check your oil level, ride it to op temperature then change your fluids...Not a big deal really.
Sea Foam is a magical substance that will stabilize, clean, and otherwise treat your whole system, down to the injector nozzles. Kinda like a Listerine for Gas motors. Techron works good too, and BMW makes their own stuff, but they also approve the Techron. I bought my recent 04 and it had set up for 3 years, with the occasional start and ride around the block. I drained and refilled and used Techron for the first 2 tanks (it was on hand), and sea foam every tank there after for 5 tank loads. PRIOR to sync'ing TBs, etc. The results are immediate and amazing. It went from a rough idle, poor cold start beast to a kitty cat in 1 tank, and my rough 600rpm idle went to 1k and smooth in 2 tanks, THEN I sync'd and fine tuned. Also (I don't know about the newer 1200s) if you hear a rattle internally when cold that doesn't really go away when warm, check your cam chain tensioner. Mine did it and I popped that sucker out and it was cruddy and sticky. Cleaned her up and voila, no more noise (other than the normal Boxer Concert of Purity and Righteousness)
Good luck, and welcome back from wherever the hell you were that caused you to neglect and not take care of your duties as a Boxer Jockey. Poor bike...In that cold dark place with no wind in it's cooling fins....No sweet slippery oil oozing around and caressing its inner most bearings, no spark coursing through it's wires causing it to explode with precise chaos and sumptuous harmony. No subtle manipulation of it's sensitive throttle and curvaceous clutch... Nay...She patiently waited, loyal, proud despite her dusty haze wondering if she would ever feel that torque curve pulsing through her prop shaft ever again.....Never straying, never complaining...If only women had Boxer engines.....
In other words RIDE THE SHIITE OUT OF IT...LOL
Ride it, Live it, Love it...It don't last forever
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