I decided it was now or never. Five + hours later, I have all the plastic, fuel tank, side panels, shifter linkage, and rear shock off. You may appreciate the system on pic #2, for keeping track of all the screws. It worked great for me.
LT take down pics. See the photos here:
The worst of it was the blinding sun, followed closely by the GD fuel lines which refused to come apart...and last, dealing with my vision issues wearing trifocals.
I found a pinched wiring harness between the frame. One of the fuel lines appears to have a slice in it. The one crash bar is not setting properly in the frame, not quite sure how to fix that yet.
Is the 90 degree battery terminal extensions seen on the PS service videos, a common auto store item? Are the fuel lines same as for US autos or do I need to buy preformed lines from BMW?
Taking the rear shock off, I was surprised at the use of US sized nuts and bolts.
There was no way to have taken the rear shock off without having taking everything else off, as the wiring harness was locked tight up against the front nut and you could not squeeze a small screwdriver in there.
The little 3/4 round pins with the stems for the linkage, two were pretty badly bent, the lube seals were either badly damaged or missing.
I have yet to attempt any part of the front shock due to fatigue.
A number of the fairing screws were in the wrong places. That being the case, I am not sure what is supposed to be were, so I will have to make due.
The vent line out from the fuel tank was plugged with debris at the first plastic fitting down from the tank.
One of the crash bars is bent and does not sit properly within the female section of the bars.....drill a hole and use SS screw to set in place?
The dealer I purchased the shocks from is on vacation till next week, so I may need some additional assistance if someone cares to share...e-mail me at [email protected]
, I can call if you like. I haven't taken the new shocks out of the box yet, so possibly there are more detailed instructions with the shocks.
On the canister facing forward on the bike, I cut the line on the left side before the canister and plug it, remove the line on the right side from the canister and vent to bottom rear of bike - correct? Is that it?
Do I need to remove the squeaky rubber gasket under the steering to access the front shock?
Will have more questions as I get further into this. The weather looks good for the week.
The air filter looked ok. Is the fuel filter scheduled to be replaced at or before 36K? If so, it appears all other maintenance has been done, I may leave that alone. On the other hand, I would kick myself if I had to take all this stuff off again for a $20 filter.
I have an auto switch to hook up to the turn signals. It was intended to be used with aux lights, which are not in the budget at this time. I do have a set of Motolights which could use this switch. What do I need to know to hook that up to the motolights?
Any other suggestions while this is all apart?
Vacuum lines, grommets, seals, wires, clips etc.
I did not see the rubber seal that was discussed in the service dvd's, at the front of the fairing.
I used some thick grease to hold the small metal washers inside the rubber grommets. Not having a garage, I can only hope we do not get any wind storms while this is laying in the driveway.
I am sure this is probably pretty boring to those that have done this a few times, but I greatly appreciate any and all feedback to assist getting this first attempted service over with.
Where do I buy the food grade silicone to grease the steering rubber?
I do believe that should be it for this evening. I need a pic or description of the Idle actuator, so I know what to look for. Not sure yet if I will replace it, but again, I do not wish to have to take this apart again, any time soon.
Thanks for your replies in advance!