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    As an experiment try a thicker M/C approved...

    As an experiment try a thicker M/C approved oil...10W-40 or 10W-50. See if the noise abates.

    If using 5W-40 now it may help. My 2012 GT has some engine noise that increases as the engine warms...
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    I briefly owned a R1200RT a year ago, and now a...

    I briefly owned a R1200RT a year ago, and now a K1600GTL. I find the GTL to not be as: high (seatwise and otherwise), top heavy, tippy, and generally more confortable. The standard 1pc low seat seems...
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    It would help all to know the status of the...

    It would help all to know the status of the Firmware/Software/Whateverware updates. I've not seen a list on any Forum yet, but will ask my dealer tomorrow if BMW provides a list to the service folks....
  4. My 2011 R1200RT has the black rubber vent...if...

    My 2011 R1200RT has the black rubber vent...if the rubber cap is removed then I assume a pre-measured amount fluid could slowly be added through the exposed vent hole. Add whatever volume drains out....
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    Thanks for the suggestion. My wife is the iMac...

    Thanks for the suggestion. My wife is the iMac maintainer and I'll mention your product.

    Not really a drift, as without easy access to the Manual DVD I just went ahead and snugged the sump screws...
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    After checking the sump seam more carefully I see...

    After checking the sump seam more carefully I see some gray RTV-like sealant that's extruded from the seam. The leak must have been due to a lack of proper fastener torque, or some missing sealant...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. My wife will pick up...

    Thanks for the suggestion. My wife will pick up some new VM or whatever software today. We have XP and a current OS X. Our Parallels is out of date and has been a POS since we installed it. My BMW...
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    No I checked when I removed the original filter...

    No I checked when I removed the original filter and installed the new BMW unit. I wiped the metal filter mount clean, lubed the filter rubber on the new unit with Dow DC-4 dielectric grease, and put...
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    Thanks for the service info...I'll check the...

    Thanks for the service info...I'll check the torque in a few minutes.

    The Dealer also sells H-D, Honda, Victory, and an assortment of ATV's, generators, etc. They are very good but very busy....
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    Oil leak fixed-2011 R1200RT

    I changed my engine oil and filter at around 200 miles. At around 300 miles I started to smell burned oil (it's unmistakable) when stopped at a light. My thought was a leaking oil filter or drain...
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    Might be hard to document at speed, given that (I...

    Might be hard to document at speed, given that (I assume) the cooler is adequate for any likely air temp and engine loads when running at highway rates. I also assume the oil cooler system has a...
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    Probably not this year, leaving AK that is. It...

    Probably not this year, leaving AK that is. It seems like heat should be a problem only at low speeds...hence the Polize mod with the fan. The rubber P seal just makes sure all air goes throught...
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    Lower oil cooler seal

    Neub here...got a 2011 1200RT last week and am really enjoying the new BMW. Been scootin' since 1960 and this is my 34th ride. Love the suspension and smooth engine. It's my third airhead (ok,...
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