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Well, I’ve finally finished my 2009 Spring Maintenance & Farkle Jamboree. It all started when I was simply going to do some needed maintenance, as well as install my new Beahr intercom. Then the “might as well” mode of thinking kicked in. I started telling myself…”..as long as you have the tupperware off, you might as well do this…and you might as well do that.” Of course, many of the ideas came from the fine folks on this board, and I simply would never have tackled such an aggressive to-do list had it not been for all of the great support of this forum. Anyway, here’s a quick run-down of the things I did;

  • Oil change
  • Gearbox fluid change
  • Final Drive fluid change
  • Brake fluid flush/change
  • Clutch fluid flush/change
  • Air filter change
  • Swapped out the plastic quick disconnects on fuel lines with metal ones.
  • Installed Baehr Intercom System, and speakers and boom mics in two flip front helmets (an HJC IS-Max and a Shoei Mutlitec)
  • Installed a J&M handlebar mount CB with custom(homemade) mount
  • Installed the BMW CB antenna
  • Installed a Digital Volt Meter
  • Removed CD changer and installed Ipod interface (the iSimple one)
  • Installed new battery
  • Installed Wings of Gold
  • Replaced burned out light bulb in instrument panel
I had a couple of more things planned…like drilling the weep hole in the clutch slave cylinder and replacing my tires, but I decided to put the bike back together and ride, while I wait for the clutch slave cylinder paper gasket to arrive (ordered from Chicago BMW 3 weeks ago).

So, many thanks to all of the contributors on this forum. My wallet thanks you too, as I’m sure the above list would have cost a pretty big pile of greenbacks to have done at a dealership. Regards, Toolman
 

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The way I figured you saved at least $1500.00 doing it yourself.
The 30mm socket was cut with a die grinder and then with a cutting torch, then finished the rough edges with a hand grinder tool. I did buy a long handled 12mm allen wrench to allow me to hold on better while torquing the 30mm. ( not as bad as it sounds )

congrats on "doin it yourself" :bmw:
 

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Nice work.... And a nice start! :D

I did the same things to my ride... Then discovered stainless steel braided brake lines...

Trouble is, this is no such thing as "finished farkling"!
 

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hallzee said:
...Trouble is, this is no such thing as "finished farkling"!
Don't I know it. Never said I was finished. Just done for this session. Tomorrow is another farkin' day. :rotf:
 

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Congratulations on the service/farkle upgrades! I was over to the house when your bike was "getting ready" for you to dive into her. I have to say, having the "Proper" work space is a big plus. You have the greatest area for your work space I have witnessed yet.

It was great talking to you and seeing the progress on the upgrades. We'll have to do it again :bmw:.
 
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