Originally Posted by mowoc
I changed the oil for the second time yesterday in my bike, and I ran into a small problem. I am not sure which nitwit designed this bike, but the center stand was in the way of the third oil filter cover bolt. I barely got it out of the hole, and I could not get it back in with out stripping the threads.
I used the slightly smaller bolt for the belly pan to get it back together.
Does anyone see any problems with that? Any other suggestions? Maybe I could move the center stand back a bit?
I'm gonna have to stick up for the engineers in der Fatherland,
if you're having a problem with something as simple as removing three allen bolts from the filter plate,
I suggest that the honorable title of nitwit
belongs to yourself
rather than the engineers that designed this fantastic motorcycle.
And moving the centerstand back?
You obviously didn't think that comment through very well,
do you have any idea how much work that would be?
and how many other things it would affect?
The LT is perfectly centered and balanced on the centerstand,
why would you "screw" with that?
Sure it has some idiosycrisies but after you've been around BMW's for a while, you'll realize,
that if there was a better way they would have used it.