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- Bike shown is a 2008 R1200RT
- Heated Seat Option
- No Factory Radio
NOTE – please ensure you dispose of your used chemicals, oils and fuels in an environmentally responsible manner.
This procedure will generate approximately 0.25 liter (quart) of waste gear oil.
- Re-locate muffler
- Remove Rear Tire
- Remove Speed Sensor from mounting location on the final drive
- Drain and fill final drive to specification.
NOTE – products used are by personal choice and do not represent any affiliation to the product lines.
NOTE – this procedure is for a bike with the new style final drive – you can quickly identity a new style final drive because the drain port is located at the 6 o’clock position. The previous version had the drain port at the 9 o’clock position.
Since the drain is at the 6 o’clock position (refer to highlighted area) it is not necessary to drop the final drive to drain.