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    Oil Change KGT 1300

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    This DIY will step you thru the process I used to change the engine oil of my bike. There are two important differences of how this is shown and how BMW does it.
    1. The first difference is that I used a vacuum extraction device (Mighty Vac? 7400) to remove the oil from the oil tank; whereas BMW provides a drain tube to be snaked down to be gravity drained – I did not want to deal with the mess and time waiting for the oil to drain.
    2. The second difference is I did not remove the bracket to which the side-stand is mounted; instead I used an oil filter wrench from Max BMW?, which allowed me to remove the filter by just using an open end wrench..


    Scope of work – listed below are the main steps in replacing the oil on the bike

    Oil Draining
    • Remove lower skirt (clutch side and throttle side)
    • Drain oil from the engine
    • Drain oil from the oil tank
    • Remove oil filter

    Oil Filling
    • Install drain plug
    • Install oil filter
    • Fill oil tank until dip stick shows Full
    • Start engine and let run for 20 seconds
    • Put the rest of the oil in the tank (total should be 3.5L)
    • Road test bike and check oil on return
    • Add oil as needed until dip stick shows full
    • Replace lower skirts on clutch and throttle side


    Helpful Tools:
    • T25 Torx for the panel screws
    • 8mm Hex socket for the drain plug
    • Optional (but recommended)
    • Oil Filter wrench (Max BMW)
  3. 17 mm combination wrench (for use on Oil Filter Wrench)
  • Vacuum extraction device Mighty Vac? 7400


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    I always use BMW Fluids and Filters – feel free to use what you want - references below are the part numbers I used
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    Bike Preparation - warm the oil to operating temperatures to facilitate the draining process.

    CAUTION - as you work near and around the exhaust it may be hot

    Put the bike on a firm and stable area to perform the work

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    Side Panel Removal

    Starting on the clutch side for no specific reason - remove the 4 T-25 bolts securing the bottom skirt
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    Detail of the 4th bolt by the side stand that needs to be removed
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    Remove the two bottom T-25's
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    Throttle side lower panel removal - same as was done on the clutch side
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    The fourth screw for the right side panel
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    Removing the Panels

    To remove the panels you need to pull out on the main side panels due their mechanical interface - you don't to pull much just enough to clear their connection points - described below is how they are set up.

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    The lower side panels are attached in the following manner.

    • First you have slot and groove connections at three different locations.
    • Second you have a vertical slot and groove connection where the longer bolt is located on the panel.


    The next couple of images show the slot and groove connections and the vertical slot and groove connection.

    The picture belowshows where the slot and grooves are located (same for both sides):
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    Slot detail - typical for the rest
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    Tab detail - typical for the rest of them
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    The center support - please note that the main side panel was removed to show the mechanical connection
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    Draining the Oil from the Engine

    Now that the lower side panels are removed you can start draining the oil.

    Located directly underneath the bike and between the middle exhaust pipes you can locate the drain plug.

    It requires an 8mm Hex Allen to remove.
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    Put a suitable container to catch the waste oil and remove the drain plug

    Note the debris collected on the drain plug.
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    While the engine oil is draining clean the drain plug.

    Once you clean the drain plug, you can see the crush washer. Remove and replace it with the new one
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