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    The dealers's thoughts that the rings haven't yet...

    The dealers's thoughts that the rings haven't yet seated, suggested draining the synthetic oil that BMW now recommends and refill with Dino 20/50, which was done with a new filter and refilled up to...
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    Michigan. The dealer has ordered a new...

    Michigan.

    The dealer has ordered a new breather box, so I'm curious what the inside of the OEM looks like. I've have never needed to add oil between changes, oil level drops minimally.
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    Mine appeared right after the dealer switched the...

    Mine appeared right after the dealer switched the weight of oil. With the oil weeping out of the mating surfaces of the breather box on the right side, not sure why. The dealer called me and...
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    Update on "burned oil smell"

    9,5k miles, still no oil consumption to speak off, the GS runs great.

    Alas, finally obvious signs of oil, located on the right side, on the black plastic breather box, where the upper and lower...
  5. Thread: MaxBMW

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    Restored an R65LS & R80RT, Rusty & Drew...

    Restored an R65LS & R80RT, Rusty & Drew PRICELESS! All dealerships need to take a page from Max's customer service book.

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    Battery charging - winter

    Does it make a difference in year? Mine is a 2012?

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    Battery Charging (for winter months)

    Greetings,

    Just a quick question if I may. There is verbiage in the owners manual about not charging the battery (on board) via the bmw plug without using the BMW special ($170.00) charger. Can...
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    Don, thanks for the input. I'll locate a...

    Don,

    thanks for the input. I'll locate a borescope and follow up on your suggestion.

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    Paul, I just went out and removed the painted...

    Paul,

    I just went out and removed the painted plastic parts to gain access to the air "snorkel" tube, and air filter, which were removed. I examined both tubes for any obvious signs of oil using...
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    Paul, Thanks again for all your expertise. ...

    Paul,
    Thanks again for all your expertise. After removing 6 oz. of engine oil the odor continues. I went over the exhaust front to back again finding no signs whatsoever of oil burning off the...
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    Kevin thanks for the suggestion. I did remove...

    Kevin

    thanks for the suggestion. I did remove the air filter and took a casual look inside and things seems normal, however, I will do as you suggestion this pm and examine "inside" the tunnel...
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    Dave, thanks for your input. I recently had...

    Dave,

    thanks for your input. I recently had my 6k miles service done by a BMW dealer and I presume the TB's were checked? The GS ran fine before and after. When your odor was present and found...
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    PONCH1 Thank you for your reply. My current...

    PONCH1

    Thank you for your reply. My current GS is my 10 BMW motorcycle over 35 years, and am very well versed in checking the oil.

    Mr. PGLAVES, if you aren't familiar with him, is one of the...
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    Paul thanks again for your insight. I took...

    Paul

    thanks again for your insight. I took your advice and pulled exactly 6oz of oil from the GS, which brought the "cold" oil level to the middle of the sight glass. Took the bike out for a...
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    Paul, Thank you. Your wealth of knowledge and...

    Paul,

    Thank you. Your wealth of knowledge and experience is reassuring. I will today, drain that amount of oil that will bring the level down to the center of the glass (COLD).

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    A trip to the BMW Dealership: the service...

    A trip to the BMW Dealership:

    the service manager took a flexible LED light and looked over the engine and found nothing that would indicate any sort of oil leak. Which was precisely what I...
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    Kent I've responded to Dave's comments,...

    Kent

    I've responded to Dave's comments, waiting for his response.

    The forum is a big part why I belong to BMWOA, amazing brain trust in its membership.

    Thanks to everyone.

    Regards
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    FYI, If you visit Advrider forum you'll find...

    FYI,

    If you visit Advrider forum you'll find many GS owners that have the same issue.

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    Racer7 Long ago I got a tip to address...

    Racer7

    Long ago I got a tip to address specifically the point you are making. The tip is to take tin foil and fashion a trough to direct the tranny gear lube from the drain plug to the drain pan....
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    Paul Thank you for your reply. I checked the...

    Paul

    Thank you for your reply. I checked the cat/conv zero sign of anything on it.

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    Kent Thanks for the reply, I made positively...

    Kent

    Thanks for the reply, I made positively sure all gaskets were removed. When I removed the filter, I noted it being stuck to surface area. I removed it, and wiped clean the surface area...
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    2012 R1200GS "Burnt Oil Smell"

    A bit of information first:

    2012 R1200GS - 6.5K miles - purchased used with 2.5K miles. At 3K mile I changed the oil, oil filter, transmission fluid, and final drive, primarily to replace all the...
  23. Thread: 2012 r1200gs

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    thanks, ended up going to Sears and picking up...

    thanks, ended up going to Sears and picking up the E/Torq sockets.

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  24. Thread: 2012 r1200gs

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    2012 r1200gs

    Getting ready to install some Tourtech bar backs on my GS, took a look at the four bolts that hold down the top clamp, they appear to be "inverted" torq heads????? Can someone tell me what they are,...
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    2012 R1200GS 6K service

    Can anyone tell what is required/needs to be completed on the 6k mile service for the 2012 R1200GS.

    thanks

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