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Anyone do an oil change on a BMW 1200RT?

I have a friend and she is going to tough times right now and ask if I'd change the oil on her bike. I'm glad to help her out.

Is there anything off the wall with the BMW other than the need of a special oil filter wrench and maybe filler plug tool?

I found the torque specs for plug and filter I just hate to have to drop a wad of cash on special tools.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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I have a friend and she is going to tough times right now and ask if I'd change the oil on her bike. I'm glad to help her out.

Is there anything off the wall with the BMW other than the need of a special oil filter wrench and maybe filler plug tool?

I found the torque specs for plug and filter I just hate to have to drop a wad of cash on special tools.
Yes, I rented one and it loved to consume oil. Out in BFE, the oil light came on. I nursed it to a station where I got a quart of oil only to fine out they have some stupid ass cap that requires a specialized tool to remove. I made do with a pen and a shoe. Strategically place the pen tip for maximum torque, then whack the other end of the pen with a shoe. After you break the seal, you can unscrew it with your fingers.
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Make sure you have a new aluminum washer gasket for the M16 X 1.5 drain plug. You need an 8mm hex to remove and retorque it to 23.6 ft-lbs.

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I used to have an 1150RT. Nothing out of the ordinary about the oil changes. I used Rotella 15W40 and a Bosch filter.
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remember that the oil cooler is thermostatically controlled. Warm the engine fully before draining the oil. Also the cam chain tension is controlled by oil pressure, so fill the filter before you install or you will think you have engine failure. damhik....
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