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post #1 of 41 Old Apr 11th, 2016, 5:39 pm Thread Starter
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K1200LT 40K km service - Lots of love!

My K12LT received just recently a lot of love.

- New Spiegler brake lines. The OEM were falling apart inside. the brake fluid was black.
- New Brake master cylinder (the old one had a bad screw on the cover, and found this one for $20 !!!)
- Complete brake fluid flushing (obviously)
- New air filter.
- Gearbox oil change. (85W90) 90API
- Final drive oil change (75W140). Was confused as the manual calls for both 75W90 and 75W140.
- Clutch brake fluid flushing.
- Engine oil change.
- Engine oil filter.
- Engine valve check. All in spec.
- New spark plugs.
- New fuel filter and hoses.
- Coolant change.
- New rear emblems.
- checked the stanchions (will need new seals).
- Fixed EHCS!!! (just today)
- New Shorai battery

That's a love of love!

I paid a kid $275 to help me do it. It took us about 3.5 days.
I can't even begin to fathom how much all of that (40K km service) would have costed me at the dealer. Or at a shop.
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My K12LT received just recently a lot of love.

- New Spiegler brake lines. The OEM were falling apart inside. the brake fluid was black.
- New Brake master cylinder (the old one had a bad screw on the cover, and found this one for $20 !!!)
- Complete brake fluid flushing (obviously)
- New air filter.
- Gearbox oil change. (85W90) 90API
- Final drive oil change (75W140). Was confused as the manual calls for both 75W90 and 75W140.
- Clutch brake fluid flushing.
- Engine oil change.
- Engine oil filter.
- Engine valve check. All in spec.
- New spark plugs.
- New fuel filter and hoses.
- Coolant change.
- New rear emblems.
- checked the stanchions (will need new seals).
- Fixed EHCS!!! (just today)
- New Shorai battery

That's a love of love!

I paid a kid $275 to help me do it. It took us about 3.5 days.
I can't even begin to fathom how much all of that (40K km service) would have costed me at the dealer. Or at a shop.
It is almost a necessity to be able to do your own wrenching unless you have really deep pockets. None of that is particularly difficult to an experienced wrench but putting all that labor together is many hours. I still have to make it through a few of those items on my LT like coolant and a valve check.

Good job though. That is a lot of work. You will be far better off with the new lines.

The PDF manual I have for the LT indicates an SAE 90 API GL5 for reference. I think they changed it at one point from recommending the 75W140 to the 75W90. My reference for this statement is on this site at the link below.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt/...ight-spec.html

Ride on.
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My K12LT received just recently a lot of love.

- New Spiegler brake lines. The OEM were falling apart inside. the brake fluid was black.
- New Brake master cylinder (the old one had a bad screw on the cover, and found this one for $20 !!!)
- Complete brake fluid flushing (obviously)
- New air filter.
- Gearbox oil change. (85W90) 90API
- Final drive oil change (75W140). Was confused as the manual calls for both 75W90 and 75W140.
- Clutch brake fluid flushing.
- Engine oil change.
- Engine oil filter.
- Engine valve check. All in spec.
- New spark plugs.
- New fuel filter and hoses.
- Coolant change.
- New rear emblems.
- checked the stanchions (will need new seals).
- Fixed EHCS!!! (just today)
- New Shorai battery

That's a love of love!

I paid a kid $275 to help me do it. It took us about 3.5 days.
I can't even begin to fathom how much all of that (40K km service) would have costed me at the dealer. Or at a shop.
I can tell you exactly what a dealer would charge. Had all of that done last year. $1525.00 ouch!!!!!! it still hurts
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I also love doing the wrenching because it grows me closer to the machines. The LT can be very thankful.


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... and just so I wouldn't feel like BMW makes perfect machines...

Today, I just was running the LT, and cleaning the rear wheel from oil.

The "battery" light starting blinking, as if the engine was being lugged.
Then it died.
Now the battery is a brand new Shorai.
The engine turns very quickly, and it makes sounds as when the tank is removed and you're trying to turn the engine.
In other words, either my fuel pump just crapped out, or there's a loose connector.

We will see...

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... and just so I wouldn't feel like BMW makes perfect machines...

Today, I just was running the LT, and cleaning the rear wheel from oil.

The "battery" light starting blinking, as if the engine was being lugged.
Then it died.
Now the battery is a brand new Shorai.
The engine turns very quickly, and it makes sounds as when the tank is removed and you're trying to turn the engine.
In other words, either my fuel pump just crapped out, or there's a loose connector.

We will see...
Well, you just did the fuel filter so open the tank and look for swirling fuel when you turn the key on and the pump primes. The hose may have popped off under the 50PSI. Not sure abotu the battery light unless the engine was stumbling before it died.

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CoolK!

Yu da man!

Yes, the engine was stumbling, struggling to stay alive.

That could be the ticket. I can hear the fuel pump running. So, possible a burst hose, or a loose clamp.

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CoolK!

Yu da man!

Yes, the engine was stumbling, struggling to stay alive.

That could be the ticket. I can hear the fuel pump running. So, possible a burst hose, or a loose clamp.

Thanks again,

Eyvind
Not sure what filter and hose you used but I am sure you know that not all fuel hose is created equal by reading the many posts on this forum. If you didn't get the BMW hose, make sure it is submersible and Fuel injection rated or it will deteriorate from the outside. I don't think it would deteriorate that fast though so more likely it popped off is that is the case. Let us know what you find.

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Getting ready to finish my 80k and have the replacement hose on standby. I'm really not a replace it BEFORE it breaks kind of guy, kind of takes the mystery out of it, but being stranded on the side of the road is another matter!

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Getting ready to finish my 80k and have the replacement hose on standby. I'm really not a replace it BEFORE it breaks kind of guy, kind of takes the mystery out of it, but being stranded on the side of the road is another matter!
Exactly. IF it is the original hose, it has been sitting in gas for 11 years on your bike if you have no history of it having been changed out. That is long enough and pulling the tupperware and tank to replace it on the road is not something I want to think about for something I decided to wait till it broke and previously had the chance.


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Absolutely.
I'm more of the "replace before it breaks". It gives me a sense of preventive-maintenance accomplishment.
That's why I replaced all the brake hoses... I think I read in the manual somewhere that they should be replaced every 4 years... the bike is almost 10 years old now (time flies !!!!).

Because of that, I replaced the hoses, with hoses I bought locally. The original hoses looked cracked.
If you ever took apart a LT, you KNOW you won't be seeing the inside of the tank for a very long time. (the last time I replaced the air filter was at 20,000km, in 2013).
The filter looked okay, but they're cheap. It's more expensive to take the darned tupperware apart!

Tomorrow I'll be taking the tank down and figure out what's going one.
For good measure I got a quote for $90 bucks for the two hoses, gasket, and clamps. If the locally bought hoses burst. I'll get the new parts.
I'm also getting stanchion seals, and replace them, just because.

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Absolutely.
I'm more of the "replace before it breaks". It gives me a sense of preventive-maintenance accomplishment.
That's why I replaced all the brake hoses... I think I read in the manual somewhere that they should be replaced every 4 years... the bike is almost 10 years old now (time flies !!!!).

Because of that, I replaced the hoses, with hoses I bought locally. The original hoses looked cracked.
If you ever took apart a LT, you KNOW you won't be seeing the inside of the tank for a very long time. (the last time I replaced the air filter was at 20,000km, in 2013).
The filter looked okay, but they're cheap. It's more expensive to take the darned tupperware apart!

Tomorrow I'll be taking the tank down and figure out what's going one.
For good measure I got a quote for $90 bucks for the two hoses, gasket, and clamps. If the locally bought hoses burst. I'll get the new parts.
I'm also getting stanchion seals, and replace them, just because.
Yeah, I am also a before it breaks guy also. Just a side note, besides being submersible, it also needs to be EFI rated because it has 50 PSI normally in it.

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Yeap. That's what it was.

I'm buying EFI rated and 50-psi hoses right now.


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Yeap. That's what it was.

I'm buying EFI rated and 50-psi hoses right now.


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Buy the original clamps also or use fuel injection rated clamps. Make sure the fuel line is also submersible. I really prefer stock hose even though it's expensive.

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This is the hose I bought. The clamps are stainless steel.

Do you still think I should buy the oem parts?

It'll take about 4 weeks to get here.




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This is the hose I bought. The clamps are stainless steel.

Do you still think I should buy the oem parts?

It'll take about 4 weeks to get here.


No problem with pressure rating, this is more than enough.
HOWEVER... if indeed this particular hose was specs for submersible usage, it should have other ratings / numbers on it.
Something like EITHER of these numbers:
(1) 30R10 (this is an SAE spec)
(2) 737981 (this is a DIN spec)

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I didn't see...
Now I'm getting paranoid. Guess I better order the parts...


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Also changed the oil in the FD from 75W140, to 80W90 as recommended.

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I didn't see...
Now I'm getting paranoid. Guess I better order the parts...


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If you do it with stock parts then you should should be good for 6-8 years. You can use dull end nippers to pinch the Oetiker clamps.

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Should I also get the gasket?
Or just the hoses and the clamps.
It's $30 bucks more...

I'm also getting the grips.





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Okay. Ordered the hoses from BMW, not the gasket.
And the new grips.


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It is almost a necessity to be able to do your own wrenching unless you have really deep pockets. None of that is particularly difficult to an experienced wrench but putting all that labor together is many hours. I still have to make it through a few of those items on my LT like coolant and a valve check.

Good job though. That is a lot of work. You will be far better off with the new lines.

The PDF manual I have for the LT indicates an SAE 90 API GL5 for reference. I think they changed it at one point from recommending the 75W140 to the 75W90. My reference for this statement is on this site at the link below.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt/...ight-spec.html

Ride on.
...Thought I had "deep pockets"...just a hole in them from my LT's healthy appetite for greenbacks!
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The LT has been by far my cheapest BMW. Since I bought it (previous owner forked the $4k for the Abs pump) I only spent on:
- tires (2 sets) 22k km.
- brake pads 1 set
- spiegler brake lines
- fuel filter
- air filter (1)
- and now the grips, fuel hoses, and stanchion seals.
Nothing. Dead reliable.

My K12R has sunk $24k on parts only. Long story.
Even my GS (good bike) made me spent on rebuilding a FD.

The LT is the most reliable bike I own.
The most reliable was a HD. But only had it for 12k km.


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Just in case someone comes across this post looking for what's included in the 40K km service.
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I'm from the Netherlands. Can anyone tell me what stanchion seals are?
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Front fork tubes and their seals

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The windshield wasn't working because one of the pin locks came off...
Found beefier locks and sanded them down to make sure they fit tight.
Since I lost one pin, until I find it I'll be using a screw.
The windshield has many cracks. I'll drill holes to stop the cracks.
Some pics.


What a lousy and cheapo mechanism...



The improved pin locks.




The cracks in the windshield. Maybe time for a replacement? What's good?

I'll look for the pin and tomorrow we will continue.



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The windshield wasn't working because one of the pin locks came off...
Found beefier locks and sanded them down to make sure they fit tight.
Since I lost one pin, until I find it I'll be using a screw.
The windshield has many cracks. I'll drill holes to stop the cracks.
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What a lousy and cheapo mechanism...



The improved pin locks.




The cracks in the windshield. Maybe time for a replacement? What's good?

I'll look for the pin and tomorrow we will continue.



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Some pics of the many holes I drilled into the stock windshield. So many stress cracks everywhere. After a small snafu with the metal backings for the chrome accents. It developed more!









Of course this is only temporary. (That's what I said last time I took it down 2 years ago).

Possibly time for a new windshield.

I'm 5'10" with 31" inseam (short legged).

The stock windshield is weird. The only position it feels good is down.

For someone my height, what'd be a good replacement windshield? I mean brand and size.



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you have got the rubber insulator installed under the glass yes? do not over tighten the screws.

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I saw this ad yesterday at a place I often check for good used parts. There is a fellow selling a windshield that I can vouch for because I bought a Ft. Worth Rack from him a few weeks ago. Here is the link; The IBMWR Marketplace: Brick K- Bikes (Longitudinal Multis): parts for sale, page 1 Maybe you would like the Aeroflow windshield, I have never been behind one myself. Good luck.
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No problem with pressure rating, this is more than enough.
HOWEVER... if indeed this particular hose was specs for submersible usage, it should have other ratings / numbers on it.
Something like EITHER of these numbers:
(1) 30R10 (this is an SAE spec)
(2) 737981 (this is a DIN spec)
This is what I ran into when I changed my fuel hoses and pump. I got done and checked in on this site only to learn that the hoses I used was fuel line but it was not submersible. I had no idea there was a difference. I had to tear it down and do it all over again. I used the squeeze clamps and I got a tool for $14 from a local welding shop. The same clamps are used on cutting torch hoses. I now use them on all my air lines and hoses. You learn a lot working on these bikes and this site has been a tremendous help. Lots of knowledge and helpful folks on here. Thanks.

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Yes, what did I know about submersible hoses until this week?

It's working now, but I ordered the right parts from the mothership. It'll be here in a month or so. That means doing all that work again.

I never used any rubber insulators on the windshield. It's been stock.
There are some rubber thingyies in the mounting frame itself, but none in the outside.

This time around I cut some of the exploded fuel hose and made some rubber washers.

Found a ZTechnik windshield. Seems to be the large one.



Also, my left winglet was broken (the side lower deflector). Found one in good ole eBay for $26.

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So, I listened to the collective wisdom and replaced the in-tank fuel hoses for the όber-expensive OEM stuff (I'm sure is made of gold fabric or something)

Take a look at the new hose. The fuel was already deteriorating it.



Pretty impressive. I'm glad I did changed it.
Good for another 10 years at least.
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So, I listened to the collective wisdom and replaced the in-tank fuel hoses for the όber-expensive OEM stuff (I'm sure is made of gold fabric or something)

Take a look at the new hose. The fuel was already deteriorating it.



Pretty impressive. I'm glad I did changed it.
Good for another 10 years at least.
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I couldn't bring myself to spend the $65 US for 6 inches of fuel line. If I get 10 years out of the nylon EME lines, I will be very happy and at 1/3 the cost. They should last longer than that though.

It didn't take long at all to damage that new line you initially installed. Just a couple weeks.

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I couldn't bring myself to spend the $65 US for 6 inches of fuel line. If I get 10 years out of the nylon EME lines, I will be very happy and at 1/3 the cost. They should last longer than that though.

It didn't take long at all to damage that new line you initially installed. Just a couple weeks.
Guys, amazon has everything, even many submersible Fuel lines options under twenty bucks.

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Guys, amazon has everything, even many submersible Fuel lines options under twenty bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ible+fuel+hose
Yep, looked there and then tried to go buy some locally but they wouldn't cut the roll as they had never sold any previously by the foot.

The problem I had with all the submersible stuff from Amazon is it came in 1 foot lengths only and in some cases, 6 inches.

I got the flexible enduralast ones from Amazon and they are actually shipped from Euro Motorelectrics, come with clamps and includes 2 pieces for $22. I wanted something that would hopefully last longer than 10 years and was willing to try them. I will let you know.

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Must be good to have such availability and low prices... Sigh...


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Yeah, it reaches. Just our government taxes 15% and up. If it's made of rubber 56%.
Plus shipping to Nicaragua at $3/lb.
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