Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo, TX, USA
Re: I found out I am a whiny baby today
How naked? If you changed the coolant, it sound like you just slid her pants off; the engine spoiler, that is. Oh well, I see where this is going. Enough kidding.
If you're not in a hurry, order some fuel line QD's and do that, too. When I changed mine last month, there was so much tugging on the fuel lines that I just went ahead and pulled the fuel tank. That involves unbuttoning her top and... (Good Gosh! What am I thinking!?) Anyway, you'll need to remove the fairing for that little chore.
While you have the engine spoiler off, you could change the spark plugs. Go to the BMW dealer and pay 9 bucks each for Bosch plugs. Or, order some Splitfire TP416D. If you don't want to pay shipping and waiting, then get some NGK 3932 plugs from the auto parts store for $2.25 each. That's what I use.
If you still have the urge to feel around her rear, pull the right rear panel to expose the brake fluid reservoir. If it is low, then the ABS light blinks. Get a plastic syringe from the drug store to carefully put the DOT 4 brake fluid in.
That's about all I can think of, just offhand. Search this sight for weep hole drilling instructions. Lotsa good info.
Hey, shouldn't you be riding that thing instead of wrenching? It went from 45 yesterday to 90 today in Amarillo, so northern Colorado should be improving. Hope I can make the Ft. Collins Brewfest in late June.
Speak up if you have any problems with the bike work.