Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Mission Viejo, CA, USA
I just returned from CCR-11 after a 16 day, 5,000+ mile tour of most western states going as far east at Sturgis and the Black Hill of SD. The unit # 25 GTL ran absolutely fabulous two-up and pulling my Unigo trailer. The bike never missed a beat and my trailer hitch design and trailer lighting solution never flinched. My installation of my Valentine 1 buried in the front cowl where the R/H speaker module used to be also worked extremely well (especially on those days we had rain). All was sweet except for having to spend the bulk of one day in the Phoenix, AZ area chasing down a new rear tire which had worn past the wear bars after 6,800 miles. A passing note, the 190/55-17 rear tire used on the GTL is apparently common to only one other bike (Honda VFR-1200). My front tire is close to the wear bars as well, but it got me home where I can deal with that issue.
My big question is that I'm over due for the 6K service. Has anyone found the service info details anywhere that will aid me in doing my own service. I realize that a 6K is pretty basic, but its always nice to have a road map to follow rather than spending a ton of time going down blind alleys. Like my LT, the GTL will probably never be at a BMW dealer for service as I prefer to do my own and know my bike inside and out. My dealer is quite aware of my own service efforts and is helpful to some degree. But at this time he stated no "shop manual" is available yet.
Anyone been to this stage yet?