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Old 02-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #31
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Beyond changing my oil and filter, I don't venture much further.

With the oil change method on the new BMW, I probably won't even do that.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #32
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Beyond changing my oil and filter, I don't venture much further.

With the oil change method on the new BMW, I probably won't even do that.

K1600GT oil change notes - I-BMW.com

Germans are known to go out of their way to over-engineer stuff, as I recall my short-lived K1200GT was a similar two drain plug / buried oil filter / flexy drain hosed convoluted mess. The twins, even my hexhead are a doddle to do at least simple maintenance on thankfully and without all the bodywork to remove not even that time consuming.
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Germans are known to go out of their way to over-engineer stuff, as I recall my short-lived K1200GT was a similar two drain plug / buried oil filter / flexy drain hosed convoluted mess. The twins, even my hexhead are a doddle to do at least simple maintenance on thankfully and without all the bodywork to remove not even that time consuming.
Believe it or not, the 1600 allows for an oil change with no plastic removal at all. The filter is right near the shift lever.
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Believe it or not, the 1600 allows for an oil change with no plastic removal at all. The filter is right near the shift lever.

Thats good, I have to take the skid plate off my GS to get to the filter and drain plug. That's not too bad..
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