I have a 2005 1200lt and need to do a 4800 miles services, just don't know what it consists of. Any answer would be appreciate it.
Too rich with too much air... I am no expert tuner but too much air to me means it would run lean. I ran a K&N in my Suzuki but I did it to save money as it was a washable.gaulois said:Oh. And I also run a k&n air filter in my k1200lt, have been for a good 20,000 miles and don't seem to have any problems. The dealer said they don't recomend it because it runs too rich with too much air getting through. Any thoughts?
I prefer to not run a K & N filter as they dry out they let a ton more dirt into your engine. Unless you are pulling then and servicing them frequently they dry out. There is nothing better than a paper filter to trap dirt. Sure you get a lot more (claimed) air flow with a K & N but why would you want to do that? Could you tell a performance related difference? Just my 2 cents worth. Oh and I suspect the O2 sensor would compensate if it was running too rich or too lean.gaulois said:Oh. And I also run a k&n air filter in my k1200lt, have been for a good 20,000 miles and don't seem to have any problems. The dealer said they don't recomend it because it runs too rich with too much air getting through. Any thoughts?
10-4, 10-4 +1+1 Dump the K&N!!!K100Dennis said:I'm with John Z on this air filter "upgrade" issue. The paper filter is made by Mann, Germany and has the exact pressure drop to match BMW's requirements for the engine. I just changed mine at 25,000 Kms and the original was only slightly grubby on the dirty side. This I believe would be the result of the carefully positioned air intake because there were also very few insects on the filter (yet the front of the bike regularly gets peppered). My advice, stick with genuine good quality filters only. Clear air & clean oil and she'll run forever.
Not trying to hijack the thread ... but ... is there a way to search this forum for members near you ... I'd love to tear into this bike to "make it mine", but all the tupperware scares me a bitdeputy5211 said:I see you are in Carrollton... I am just up the road in the Allen/McKinney area. If you want some help with your first service, come on over. I have a list and all of the tools that you will need... Only catch is that after you learn you need to show someone else down the road. I am home most days, and evenings can work out as well if my wife is working that night.
Hi Karl,ksbaltz said:Hi Dan,
When are you thinking about a May Tech Session down in Houston? Any dates on your radar screen yet?
Did you buy the warranty before or after the factory warranty expired? I talked to a dealer about the zurich product and he said if the factory warranty is over then it does not cover the internal seals (tranny, FD, etc.). This is considered normal wear and tear after the warranty has ended.deputy5211 said:I bought an extended warranty when I bought my 05 used. Best money I ever spent and paid for itself several times over.
That said, I am unfamiliar with the Zurich offering. The policy is only as good as their willingness and ability to pay claims for repairs. Read the exclusions carefully!
Now that you have made your first post, please remember to fill in your profile, including the city/area and state where you live. Once you do, you may find others volunteering to come by or have you over to help you with your service issues and to get you up to speed.