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mollied
03-17-2009, 12:28 PM
How big of a job is it to replace the air filter on a 2005 R1200RT? Tia, S.D.

Motorwerk
03-17-2009, 04:28 PM
It's very simple once you get the tupperware off.

The filter is behind the air snorkel. There are two clips holding the snorkel to the airbox. Slide them open and pull the snorkel away from the airbox and the grommet at it's front.

The effort is in the tupperware removal more than anything.

Semper_Fi
03-17-2009, 07:23 PM
How big of a job is it to replace the air filter on a 2005 R1200RT? Tia, S.D.

Relatively easy

Reference this link to take the plastic off - you do not need to take all of it off http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=31046

You only need to take the seat and the throttle side plastic off.

Then reference this link http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=34127 for the balance of the air filter change

akbeemer
03-17-2009, 10:01 PM
I recommend you take a look at getting the maintenance videos offered by Jim Von Baden at this site. I have no relation to him other than being a happy customer.

http://www.jimvonbaden.com/page1.aspx

reimerdavid
03-17-2009, 10:43 PM
I recommend you take a look at getting the maintenance videos offered by Jim Von Baden at this site. I have no relation to him other than being a happy customer.

http://www.jimvonbaden.com/page1.aspx

While you have all the right side body panels off it's a good idea to take advance of the opertunity to change the transmission fluid. The filler cap can now be easily accessed

akbeemer
03-17-2009, 10:54 PM
And by the way, taking the plastic off an RT is not a difficult task. It seems complex when first tackled, but it is a ten minute job to strip the plastic off down to only the front nacelle remaining; believe me when I say that I am no master wrench. I do recommend that you purchase a couple of the speed nuts and screws that hold the plastic together; they can fall and transport to a parallel universe before hitting the ground. The simplest instructions I've seen on how to take the plastic off an RT came with the mounting instructions for the BMW plastic cylinder head protectors. Ironically I found that I could get them on without taking off the plastic if I just loosened a few attachment points. Do it, it will make future jobs far less daunting.:thumb

BernieEcht
03-19-2009, 01:10 AM
I pull my air filter every 6 K miles and shake out all the sand and dead bugs (rural FL + GA Rd's). You will not believe how much stuff is in there. It is like a vacuum cleaner.

Semper_Fi
03-19-2009, 04:37 PM
If you get that much stuff in it - i would replace.

YMMV