The project is getting scarier, as I continue to remove parts. I do not recognize this bike
This is totally the unknown for me, but carrying on. I believe I have removed everything I could in order to remove the fuel tank.
Planning on replacing the fuel filter and the air filter. Picture 6009 shows some parts I am yet to install. I noticed two rubber o-rings. Are these spare, for I see them on the QD already? The clamps and hoses I will need to figure out where they go. Not sure which ones I need to replace here. Getting confused!
I also plan to flush the clutch fluid, and understand I should use DOT4 oil. Is the drain the thing showing on picture 6008? I understand I need the bleed valve, and that is on its way to me.
I have flushed the rear brake fluid, including the ABS compartment. You can see the difference in the oil color. I guess it was time to change. Front brakes still waiting for the vent valve to arrive. I have also changed the rear brake pads.
Picture 6009, I am assuming these hoses are for the assembly inside the tank. I purchased these parts one year ago, and do not remember now why I did it. I believe it was a recommendation from the forum friends.
Picture 5999, I was shocked with how low the coolant level was. It appears well below minimums. I am debating between flushing or simply adding coolant. I purchased two quarts of the coolant from BMW. They mentioned I should mix it with water, but not sure how much. I believe Kirk has a video on it. Also, on this same picture, the exposed wires, is this normal, or the protection is nearly gone?
Picture 6010, do I still have the plastic connectors there? QDs will be installed ASAP.
Looking at the other pictures, how is the overall appearance? Do you see anything abnormal?
I finally got the right side "tip over" bar out. Had to remove the entire assembly, and just hammered out once the assembly was off the bike. I greased a bit. Perhaps it will be easier to come out next time. I am also planning to lubricate the linkage as well.
I guess that for now that is it. Tomorrow I will attempt removing the fuel tank, and putting it back installing the QD. More of this journey to come.
As always, I appreciate your feedback and comments, as well as your support and encouragement. Thank you!