Bought the RT, my first BMW, back in July 2012. Prior to the purchase I performed extensive research to include renting the bike to make certain this was the bike for me. Prior to the purchase I determined that I would be performing all routine service not just to save money but to also bond with the bike.
Yesterday I began the journey of performing the 6k maintenance, all but the throttle body sync. I need something to help lock the throttle position to simplify this process and haven't yet figured this out. I do have the harmonizer for when I do this service.
I did accomplish the following:
- FD fluid change, managed to accomplish without wheel removal or exhaust repositioning. I haven't measure the amount taken out yet but intend to do so. Fluid was very dirty and had grease in the drain plug but didn't see any "fuzz" or anything unusual. This fluid was not changed at the 600 mile check, the sheet the dealer used from that months DVD did not call for it.
- Transmission fluid change.
- Engine oil filter and fluid change.
- Valve check (Left Intake: .18/.18, Left Exhaust: .35/.35, Right Intake: .20/.20, Right Exhaust: .36/.36). These measurements are better than anticipated and were left alone.
Now the question. What is the best process to perform this maintenance? It appears I spent an extraordinary amount of time accomplishing the above. There must be a proven sequence to ensure efficiency with accomplishing these routine maintenance tasks. Keep in mind; I don't have access to a bike lift so I spent a good amount of time on the ground.
Also, if there are any suggestions on keeping the throttle steady while performing the sync maintenance that would be helpful as well.
Loving this bike more each day.
Thanks in advance.