Hey all just joined the fold. 02 with 127K just followed me home.
Late in the year been watching this bike on CL slowly dropping in price. On a whim I texted a low ball warning and got a bring cash reply, game on! Fired up the van and headed to Green Bay, guy was a small time car dealer, bought it at auto auction, rode it all summer, had just bought a bunch of snowmobiles and needed cash bad. P,ig in a poke kind of deal, body looked good, was sitting, running, when I got there but the battery was flat wouldn't crank over when I killed it. 20 degrees and 200 yards of ice covered driveway ruled out a test ride, ABS lights were wigwaming. Into the van and home. On the lift in the heated garage for a clean up, once over and get it ready to take a test ride. Battery took and held a charge. Anti freeze wasn't visible in the bottle, so went to town found a gallon of genUwine Beemer coolant right here in Baraboo, a NAPA filter, filter cup wrench, and 4 quarts of 20-50. Guy said he put on 7500 miles this year and "only added a quart" No changes.... So \i was kinda worried about coolant oil pump failure.
pulled the radiator cap with this.
Radiator was full no oil on a paper towel dipped in the neck. there was some coolant in the bottom of the bottle. added more and went at the oil change. Oil came out black, whew! filter cup wouldn't fit in the hole so hack sawed off the lip no joy, read yet another thread on here and my "mark II" filter remover did the trick.
the cup wrench worked fine on the NAPA/Wix filter Found two filter seals in the oil so pulled the new filter back off and it's seal was on the filter. So it had been running with two seals on the filter! Battery charged up it started and ran backed it out filled the tank with premium and headed out for 45 miles at 37 degrees. Had to be careful, minor roads had some ice on them. Gonna love heated grips and seat here in Wisconsin! No serious issues everything works, even the cruise. Idles a touch rough, need to do a TPS reset. PO had new rear pads so I pulled the caliper but the pads were fine sanded em a touch and put em' back in. Brakes work fine, good lever pressure, checked the high side of the rear res, but not the lower, will continue to T/S the brakes per the various threads. Pulled the LH lower plastic and did a cold compression test. plugs looked good.
Good enough for a cold engine....
Straightened the LH tip over bar and will pull and do the RH one.
Near the end of the ride I got my "initiation". Busy town stop sign with some snow, slush, hill, taking a right turn, traffic came, re-stopped and before I could catch it bike was in full beached whale mode. A cage driver helped me right it and back home I went.
So the short list is;
final drive inspection.
air filter, fuel pump, filter, line and disconnects checks.
I'll see if I can get a major service list completed.
got the radio face cleaned up.
Tires are good and not old.
Bike has two aerials and a lot of wiring including a set of connectors above the dash... CB???
Still need to get through the owners manual, there sure are a lot of buttons, knobs, and gauges!
As it came out of the van.
tie down removed the mirror while in the van, the fall did no damage. Mirror tethers are on the list of to-do's.
So hey all. Found a great resource here. I'll admit I was surprised at all the down to earth guys and advice I've found already. Sorry but from the outside the Beemer crowd can appear a bit, well never mind that!