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Apr 13th, 2013 6:58 pm
pauleknight
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
Paul,

Slight change in plan. My buddy John(who also lives in Brooksville) wants to buy my LT. Looks like he will probably conduct the tech session. Stay tuned.

NP, you haven't had it that long, did you decide that you do not like the LT?

I am probably going to be selling mine later this summer also.

Think that the R1200 GSA is back in my blood.
Apr 13th, 2013 1:03 pm
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pauleknight
did you ever decide on a date for a tech session?

Paul
Paul,

Slight change in plan. My buddy John(who also lives in Brooksville) wants to buy my LT. Looks like he will probably conduct the tech session. Stay tuned.
Apr 13th, 2013 1:00 pm
pauleknight
Re: FLA tech session?

did you ever decide on a date for a tech session?

Paul
Mar 26th, 2013 9:20 am
DaveDragon
Re: FLA tech session?

I'll try to make this tech session as well. It's been a while.
Mar 25th, 2013 7:23 pm
pauleknight
Re: FLA tech session?

Craig,

You have all the info you need above.

I would add that the space for the filter wrench is too small for most off the shelf oil filter wrenches,

The one that beemer boneyard can include in your kit will do the job nicely.

You can speed up the process if the night before or earlier in the morning to have the plastic removed for all that you want to get done... The time is not bad to remove the plastic once you get used to it, but the task the first time can be daunting and time consuming as you get everything under control.

2006 is not that old, but you might consider getting a few well nuts, speed nuts and spare screws for the plastic before you start.

Depending on how many times the previous owner has removed the plastic the nuts can get a little worn / damaged and a few screws might be "lost"

Also if you plan on adding or changing a GPS or radar detector, while all the plastic parts are off, it is a good time to run or police up any loose wires or electrical farkles you want changed or added.


Paul
Mar 25th, 2013 6:59 pm
FSwish
Re: FLA tech session?

I am also a newbie to performing maintenance ('09 LT), would like to join in on the hands on learning.
Mar 24th, 2013 11:18 pm
Lee510
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
Items I would like to perform for my 24K service:

Valve adjustment check not usually needed for another 24K at least, Dave just checked valves on an LT with 101,000 miles on it. The gaps on a few were right at the minimum, but still in spec.
Brake fluid flush(control and wheels circuits) most definitely! Get the funnel from Beemer Boneyard
Clutch fluid flush this one too!
Oil change and this!
Transmission lube and this!
Diff Lube yep!
Air filter better changed than not
Spark plugs just changed mine at 32,000 miles, gaps were getting pretty big, but she still ran fine!
Coolant flush you don't want crusty radiator syndrome!
Fuel filter probably not needed unless you got some bad fuel, if the mileage drops off, you need to change it, as it's clogged
I am a student of the Dave that Dan referenced above. He goes by Saddleman on the forum. He has taught me much over the past few years. When he's tearing into an LT, I do my best to be in his garage, getting in the way!

BTW, when you install the BBY funnel on your ABS reservoirs, make sure the rubber gaskets on the caps are in place on the caps' threads. We found that the gasket will not allow the threads on the funnel to seal if that gasket is stuck in the reservoir. This makes one heck of a mess when the brake fluid leaks out of the funnel!
Mar 24th, 2013 11:05 pm
CoachA
Re: FLA tech session?

I'll be watching this thread. When you chose a date, I'll be there. I've done oil and final drive but have to do all the rest too.
Mar 24th, 2013 10:53 pm
Lee510
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanDiver
What are the quarters for?

When Dave changed out my brake and clutch fluids, and the handlebar containers were open, it seems like there was a vertical hole pointing up and the quarter laying across it, kept the fluid from squirting out.
BINGO! You nailed it, Dan. Dave used to use a razor blade but sometimes he'd forget and leave it in the reservoir. Not a problem since the fluid can get around it. Dave, being as tight as he is, thought if he used a quarter, he'd never forget to take it out.
Mar 24th, 2013 10:12 pm
DanDiver
Re: FLA tech session?

What are the quarters for?

When Dave changed out my brake and clutch fluids, and the handlebar containers were open, it seems like there was a vertical tube pointing up and the quarter laying across it, kept the fluid from squirting out. Or something like that. Maybe Dave can follow up with the wheres and the whys...
Mar 24th, 2013 5:10 pm
katnapinn
Re: FLA tech session?

Leave it to Dick to beat me to the punch again
I'll still leave up my answers too.
Mar 24th, 2013 5:10 pm
deputy5211
Re: FLA tech session?

Check out the QDs from Racer Parts Wholesale. I like them better, as do a good number of folks.

I am sure the BB ones are fine, but the RPW.com ones seem to be a bit slimmer, IIRC. I also prefer the method they use to (dis)engage over the OEM style.
Mar 24th, 2013 5:05 pm
katnapinn
Re: FLA tech session?

Questions:

Will I need a new cam-cover gasket?
No they are rubber & reusable

What sealant do most use? Is an RTV type product good?
High Heat RTV is good

I assume I want to purchase the brake funnel tool from Beemerboneyard.
Yes
Besides this and a quart of DOT4 is there anything else I need for the brake fluid flush?
DOT 4 is right, if I remember right NO other special tools are required

What coolant is recommended? Any Silicate free for aluminum OK?
Yes

Can I use any SF, SG,SH synthetic 15w-50 or 20w-50?
Any Automotive Oil will work. I used 20W50 Castrol or 15W50 Mobil1 in my LT. NO NEED for motorcycle oil as you do not need the additives for a wet clutch.

Can I use any Synthetic GL-5 90W gear oil for both transmission and rear diff?
Yes both FD & Trans use the same gear oil

I'm thinking about going with the Maintenance kit from Beemerboneyard which includes an oil filter, air cleaner, spark plugs, Fuel filter, crush washers, O-ring for filter door, fuel line hose clamps, fuel quick-connect o-rings, final drive crush ring and filler cap o-ring. Not bad for $90

Yes that is the best deal, also before you order this check your Quick Disconnects on the bike. If they are still the OEM white plastic ones order the metal ones from BBY. The OEM ones get brittle & can brake when pulled apart.

BTW all this work can be done in 1 day, but doing it in a weekend is easier to manage.
Mar 24th, 2013 4:59 pm
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Dick,

Thanks for all the answers! Cant wait to start bonding with the LT!
Mar 24th, 2013 4:56 pm
Dick
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
Questions:

Will I need a new cam-cover gasket?
What sealant do most use? Is an RTV type product good?
On the gasket, you won't know for sure until you've pulled the old one off and inspected it - however, unless it's been thru 3 or 4 removals, they're usually re-usable if you'll carefully clean out the joints and half-moon areas where RTV was used. I use Permatex RTV gasket squeezings - the hi-temp version, for RTV replacement.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
What coolant is recommended? Any Silicate free for aluminum OK?
If you have a BMW cage dealer nearby, pick up a unit of their coolant. Less dinero than scoot dealer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
Can I use any SF, SG,SH synthetic 15w-50 or 20w-50?
Can I use any Synthetic GL-5 90W gear oil for both transmission and rear diff?
Ed Zachery what I use - normally use Amsoil brand, butt occasionally, Royal Purple.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigmri
I'm thinking about going with the Maintenance kit from Beemerboneyard which includes an oil filter, air cleaner, spark plugs, Fuel filter, crush washers, O-ring for filter door, fuel line hose clamps, fuel quick-connect o-rings, final drive crush ring and filler cap o-ring. Not bad for $90.
Perfect. And next time you're in Wal-Mart, visit the pet aisle and pick up a package of puppy training pads, usually 24 count. Folded out flat, they absorb drippage; don't soak thru; keep the area under your scoot clean; and fold up for the trash bin when you're all thru wrenching. Good luck, have fun and keep the background music on good genres!!
Mar 24th, 2013 4:28 pm
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanDiver
Oh, and don't forget a quarter for the brake and clutch fluid handlebar compartments.
I'm obviously a rookie.....Do tell!
Mar 24th, 2013 4:12 pm
DanDiver
Re: FLA tech session?

Others will have to reply on the brake flush as I remember when I was helped ( Dave did it and I watched!) there were a few special open end wrenches that made it a lot easier to open and close several parts on the ABS controller while bleeding. Not having the correct tools could make that project a lot harder than necessary. I remember it being a tight fit.

The rest of your items require standard tools. Lots of old newspapers, rags and cat litter is also helpful on the fluid drains. large recycle jug for disposal...

Oh, and don't forget a quarter for the brake and clutch fluid handlebar compartments.
Mar 24th, 2013 3:01 pm
r_figueroa
Re: FLA tech session?

I used the Beemerboneyard kit when I did mine. Very satisfied.

Do not dare make suggestions about oil. I used Motul for engine, transmission, & final drive. Gaffer DOT4 brake fluid.

I'm not sure what my schedule looks like- I may be in NC for a machine insta
Latino, but I will try to make it.
Mar 24th, 2013 12:27 pm
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

In preparation to the Tech day(day yet to be determined), I intend on studying, studying and studying some more. I also intend on having all the materials purchased in advance(short of shims).

Questions:

Will I need a new cam-cover gasket?
What sealant do most use? Is an RTV type product good?
I assume I want to purchase the brake funnel tool from Beemerboneyard. Besides this and a quart of DOT4 is there anything else I need for the brake fluid flush?
What coolant is recommended? Any Silicate free for aluminum OK?
Can I use any SF, SG,SH synthetic 15w-50 or 20w-50?
Can I use any Synthetic GL-5 90W gear oil for both transmission and rear diff?

I'm thinking about going with the Maintenance kit from Beemerboneyard which includes an oil filter, air cleaner, spark plugs, Fuel filter, crush washers, O-ring for filter door, fuel line hose clamps, fuel quick-connect o-rings, final drive crush ring and filler cap o-ring. Not bad for $90.
Mar 24th, 2013 12:02 pm
DanDiver
Re: FLA tech session?

Depends on what you mean by flog, but I think, I'm already looking forward to it. I'm gone a lot during April, but if it's in May, so far the calendar is pretty clean.

Bet there will be a few K1600's there....
Mar 24th, 2013 9:22 am
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanDiver
It has been a while since the Florida group has gotten together and I'll be there if I'm in town. I remember a few things about the LT, and it's always great to see a few internet friends..

Dano, this is Craig your future BMW buddy Should you come over, do we all get to Flog the 1600?
Mar 24th, 2013 9:11 am
DanDiver
Re: FLA tech session?

It has been a while since the Florida group has gotten together and I'll be there if I'm in town. I remember a few things about the LT, and it's always great to see a few internet friends..
Mar 24th, 2013 8:57 am
Lynn_Keen
Re: FLA tech session?

Valve check is a piece of cake. As you know actually making an adjustment, should it be necessary, would require acquiring appropriate shims and is a little more involved. Bleeding the brakes is not difficult but is somewhat tedious. The procedure is well documented on our web site as well as on the IBMWR site. Print out the instructions and study them. You will need the special funnel described in the instructions. Assuming I can attend the session I can provide one but you may want to build or purchase one for yourself if your going to keep the bike for awhile. Most of the other service that you want to perform is pretty straight forward. Some of it does require removing siginificant tubberware as well as the fuel tank.
Mar 24th, 2013 5:45 am
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Looks like we might be able to get a good group together if we can figure out a day acceptable to all.

Items I would like to perform for my 24K service:

Valve adjustment check
Brake fluid flush(control and wheels circuits)
Clutch fluid flush
Oil change
Transmission lube
Diff Lube
Air filter
Spark plugs
Coolant flush
Fuel filter

Obviously we wont be able to perform all this in one day but the items in bold are the ones I want to accomplish first. Does anyone have experience in these two items?
Mar 23rd, 2013 8:08 pm
Lynn_Keen
Re: FLA tech session?

Been awhile since we did a Florida Tech Session, would be nice to get together. Brooksville is a pretty good run from NE Florida but if I'm not otherwise preoccupied I'll try to make it. Actually Saturdays work better for me as I usually ride on Sundays with one of two local groups. I'm with Hans so far as no beer for me and I'm certainly full of advise which I gladly share freely. Of course it's up to you to decide if it's good or bad!
Mar 23rd, 2013 5:26 pm
pauleknight
Re: FLA tech session?

Sundays are normally better.

Last Sunday of the month is normally the BMW ride in Melbourne and I normally try to make that.

Any other Sunday besides May 5th (Russian Easter)
or
Sun, Apr 28 Rush Concert

Paul
Mar 23rd, 2013 10:15 am
Craigmri
Re: FLA tech session?

Paul, Hans,

I think I'm going to enjoy this LT community very much!!!!

Lets shoot for Late April/Early May. Are Saturdays or Sundays best?
Mar 23rd, 2013 10:11 am
SilverBuffalo
Re: FLA tech session?

Did he just say: FREE BEER,
can I bring a couple dozen of my "closest" Harley buddies?

I'm just kidding (I don't drink) coffee is "my drug"
if it's on a day I have available, I would like to attend,
I might be able to give you a little advice and a whole lot of smart assed comments!
Mar 23rd, 2013 9:16 am
pauleknight
Re: FLA tech session?

Would be willing to help out when time permits.

Paul
Mar 23rd, 2013 8:59 am
Craigmri
FLA tech session?

My newly acquired 2006 LT will reach 24,000 miles in the coming weeks and I intend on performing the 24,000 mile service myself. While I have some experience tearing apart a Goldwing, I have never done it before on the BMW.

Would anyone be interested in a tech session in Brooksville, FL?

I supply the beer and you supply the heckling!

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