K16GLT final drive oil change? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old Apr 21st, 2012, 3:28 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: El Paso, TX, USA
Posts: 223
K16GLT final drive oil change?

While a K16GLT is not in my future--my stable with its K75, multiple K11LTs and a K12LT is more than I can manage--I received an e-mail from a faculty colleague who is clearing out his collection (except for his Gold Wing) to make room for a K16 due to arrive next saturday. He was specifically wondering if my little group of wannabe wrenches had a lift so that he could remove the rear wheel when the final drive needed an oil change. We do, so that's not the issue.

So my question is just one of mild curiosity: on all of our bikes (K series and R series) the final drive oil can be changed without removing the rear wheel. Is that different on this bike?

And while I'm on the subject, what other significant procedural changes are there in oil changes from those used on K12LTs?

Just wondering....

Larry Johnson
El Paso TX
1992 K75RT
1993 K11LT
1995 K11LT
1996 K11LT 9project bike)
2003 K12LTC
ljjohns is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old Apr 21st, 2012, 6:13 pm
Old Slow Guy in A Fast Car
katnapinn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kyle, Texas, USA
Posts: 8,597
Re: K16GLT final drive oil change?

You do not need a lift to change the FD oil as the tire will come off with the bike on the center stand. It make it easier but that it all. The rear wheel WILL have to come off as the filler plug is in behind the rotor. After removing the wheel you just turn the rotor till you see the fill plug. It is at the 2 o'clock position on the FD. It is very easy to change the FD oil. I did my engine oil & FD together in about 45 minutes.

Stevie Shreeve
katnapinn is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old Apr 21st, 2012, 6:19 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: El Paso, TX, USA
Posts: 223
Re: K16GLT final drive oil change?

Thanks, Steve.

I'm trying to lure my colleague (the former chief of all the Air Force bands and now the chair of the Music Department here at UTEP) to this site.

ljjohns is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Final drive oil change SpeedyG RT Series 29 Oct 27th, 2014 5:26 pm
Putting Oil in 2010 and Up Final Drive 150flyer RT Series 24 Apr 1st, 2012 11:01 am
Final drive oil mechanic K1200LT 8 Nov 6th, 2011 1:18 pm
Final drive pivot bearing change method CharlieVT K1200LT 13 Aug 17th, 2011 12:14 pm
050 1200 RT Transmission and rear drive oil change 05-1200-RT RT Series 6 Aug 14th, 2011 4:49 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome