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Service Trans with hydraulic center stand????

I will be doing a 12K mile service for a friend of mine who has an LT with the hydraulic center stand. My question is does it need to be removed to access the trans drain plug or is it a partial removal????
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I will be doing a 12K mile service for a friend of mine who has an LT with the hydraulic center stand. My question is does it need to be removed to access the trans drain plug or is it a partial removal????
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None of the above. There are step by step instructions in the hall of fame, just do a search for 'transmission drain" or start here:

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...smission+drain

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Re: Service Trans with hydraulic center stand????

Thanks, for the info, I have done my own transmission service on my 02 but I just wanting to know if I was going to have any surprises with his newer bike...
So I guess its safe to say based on your "none of the above" the center stand motor is not in the way of the drain plug...

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Re: Service Trans with hydraulic center stand????

Just changed the transmission fluid on my '07 LT with the power center stand this weekend. Put it up on the center stand, but also put the side stand down to allow access on the left side.

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Re: Service Trans with hydraulic center stand????

Thanks Larry for the information..

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Re: Service Trans with hydraulic center stand????

There may be waiting a surprise for you if you don't have a special or modified hex wrench (L-shape). Standard length will not fit, so you will have to saw it off to fit, unless you can get ahold of a short ended one.

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Transmission oil should be changed every 24000 miles (40000km), so if it is a 12k miles service you don't have to do this, unless you have problems with gears shifting.

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I just did mine. at 12900 . I used synthetic and it made it shift much smoother.
Yes, the drain plug is a problem child. But you do have to loosen the hanger for the exhaust and then move things out of the way. I made a drain troft out of cardboard, and it worked great. The trick is to get the fluid back in .
I filled it till it ran out of the hole, then stopped.
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I just did mine. at 12900 . I used synthetic and it made it shift much smoother.
Yes, the drain plug is a problem child. But you do have to loosen the hanger for the exhaust and then move things out of the way. I made a drain troft out of cardboard, and it worked great. The trick is to get the fluid back in .
I filled it till it ran out of the hole, then stopped.
Its the only way I could figure out.
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For filling the tranny with gear lube, I use a baby bottle with the very tip of the nipple cut off. I write on the bottle with a magic marker as to how many ounces it takes; the type of lube; and the size of the crush washer for the fill plug, as well as the torque setting. I measure out a total of 21 ounces (7 ounces in a bottle 3 times = .67 qt per the book). Close enough for me. HTH.
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For filling the tranny with gear lube, I use a baby bottle with the very tip of the nipple cut off. I write on the bottle with a magic marker as to how many ounces it takes; the type of lube; and the size of the crush washer for the fill plug, as well as the torque setting. I measure out a total of 21 ounces (7 ounces in a bottle 3 times = .67 qt per the book). Close enough for me. HTH.
Now, if we can just remember where we put the bottle..?

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