Ok everyone whats the best way to do this? I will be changing the oil when I do this.
Whether you like it or notdvx216 said:Ok everyone whats the best way to do this? I will be changing the oil when I do this.
fpmlt said:I melted a hole in the old one, put a hooked piece of metal in and pulled it out. Tapped the new one in, and done. Was harder getting the fairings off than changing the site glass.
The retainer clip is used on the Boxer bikes, not K bikes. The boxers develop pressure pulses in the crankcase as the pistons move in and out, and this has blown many a sight glass out of them. Never a problem on the K engines since two pistons are moving out while the other two are moving in, canceling the pulses.dvx216 said:comes with retainer clip but it is not used correct
alabrew said:Here is another point of view - why change it?
I couldn't tell you the last time I looked at mine, must have been early on the '02. If I don't see it on the ground or coming out the tail pipe, I figure that it must be in the engine. It is such a PITA to look at anyway. Can you name another manufacture that gives you a (cheap) light to check the fluid level or puts the sight glass where you nearly have to lay on the ground to see it? You would think that it would have an dash light to tell you if it was low (like the brakes).
Come to think about it, I couldn't tell you the last time I checked my truck. I only checked the van because SWMBO was taking a trip and asked me about it.
I love my LT but, gosh darn it, there are just so many of these screwy things - i.e. oil fill hole on the side of the engine instead of on top (like the last K bike) where you can actually pour into it; having to remove the foot peg to refill the trans.; the trans. drain plug location and what you have to get to it; it goes on and on. It's like they don't want you, or the mechanic to be able to service it.
MAX BMW is highly trustworthy, which is a rare thing when dealing with dealers.BigH501 said:Anybody have a recommendation where I can order a replacement sight glass for my 2005 K1200LT ? I am no where near a dealer so just want an online source I can order from if possible. Thanks in adavance
Dean,not to hijack this thread, but I did your modification to the stock cables 2-3 weeks ago. I'm hoping the cables will last for a while, after all the bike only has 14K on it now. How long did yours last and why did you change them?deanwoolsey said:Any part that says BMW on it and is less than a hundred bucks is priced right. Just did my throttle cables. $175.00, but I got TWO cables and TWO pieces of plastic for that amount.