Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Same engine in 04 as prior years.
I order from Chicago BMW ahead of my need; buy my oils and antifreeze locally; spark plugs on the internet; needed a spark plug socket for the new plugs, Sears; tools form AutoZone, along with funnels, electrical grease, and brake cleaner, gasket sealer, brake fluid, and clear tubing for the clutch fluid change (I used a baggy and rubber band left over from fresh broccoli to catch the clutch fluid); distilled water from the supermarket; ordered an new valve for the clutch fluid change; had DeOxit electrical contact cleaner and tie wraps and anti-seize grease already.
I did the 12K in stages instead of trying to do it all at once.
Plus, I watched Paul's video, made notes for each stage I planned, printed a torque sheet, and noted the valve clearances.
Next time, better screw control, draw a picture of where each of the different screws go.
While I had the tupperware off, I did the speedo mod, and adjusted the handle bars.
I cut up a Clorox bottle to catch the trany fluid.