Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: 08 oil changes first ime DIY
Well, Dennis, you've asked a lot of questions.
a). First of all, the $300 "oil change" at 600 miles was not only oil change - it was the 600-mile service. There is a bit more to it.
b). You ABSOLUTELY should learn how to change your oil - this is a routine maintenance item. If properly set up, this procedure takes more time for cleanup than the actual change.
c). Beemer Boneyard is Highly Recommended. Their kits are great.
d). Spend a lot of time reading the manual, reading the recommended service interval chart, reading posts on this forum. I am getting an impression that you just entering the LT-land and that you need to find out a lot. Make sure that in your rush to avoid dealer service you do not miss important required procedures later on in bike's life, like transmission oil change, final drive fluid change, brake flush, clutch fluid flush, etc. You can save a lot by DIY, but you can also screw up a lot.
Hope this helps.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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