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post #1 of 8 Old Jan 16th, 2020, 3:12 pm Thread Starter
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2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

I like doing my own work on my bikes, but I like to do the jobs according to specs, including torque values. Since I can't acquire a shop manual of any kind from BMW, and since I'm new to the BMW world (Harleys for the previous 20 years), how do people like me get the instructions for doing this kind of stuff? As simple as torquing the valve cover bolts should be, I still would prefer to see the procedure and know I'm doing it correctly. I've never even removed the spark plugs from this bike, much less the valve cover. Can someone send me a link to how to do this simple task? Thanks in advance. BTW...LOVING THIS BIKE! 6,000 miles now.
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post #2 of 8 Old Jan 16th, 2020, 4:24 pm
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Re: 2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

Try JVB Productions:

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It looks like he's got a video for the 1250 now. If it's anything like the 1200LC video, it covers just about all the bases as far as routine maintenance is concerned.

BTW, valve cover torque is quite light on the 1200 (10Nm) and I would think the 1250 should be similar.
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Re: 2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

I'd also recommend looking into a plug puller. It's actually to pull the coil on plug unit out of the head.

https://www.beemerboneyard.com/83300401700.html
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I am all for doing my own work, but in the case where I am still under warranty, I am more than happy for BMW to handle it. I would hate to get in there and find that there are other issues and have my warranty voided by going in myself.

After warranty is expired, it's a different story.
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Re: 2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

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Thanks in advance.
I am a little confused. Your thread is entitled Valve cover leak, but your post made no mention of a leak. Do you have a problem with a leak?

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Re: 2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

I am totally with the previous post... This bike is too new, still under warranty, and a stranger to you still...

If there is a leak around the valve cover(s)- take it to the dealer... trying to address this yourself sounds fine but the consequences of some mistake can be bad. Harleys and BMW's are different. The bike IS under warranty and someone- including you, paid for this already....

Call for an an appointment. A drop in is OK but it is better to call first. You might also arrange a ride home after the delivery in case they want to take a look.
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I'd also recommend looking into a plug puller. It's actually to pull the coil on plug unit out of the head.

https://www.beemerboneyard.com/83300401700.html
Amazon, wouldn't you know, also sells plug coil pullers for BMWs with free shipping for Prime members. I just ordered one for my R1100RSL ($12.99).

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post #8 of 8 Old Jan 17th, 2020, 11:54 am Thread Starter
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Re: 2019 R1250RT Valve Cover Leak

Yes, just a slow drip on one side...I should have been clearer. I've figured it out, got the correct torque (10 nm), and checked the three bolts... 2 of 3 were a bit under-torqued. If this doesn't fix it, I'll take it in to the dealer for warranty to cover it. But, it should be a pretty simple fix...just re-torqued the bolts.
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