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Thread: Getting a K1600 GT Sport - Questions

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    I had a 12 GT, great bike, other than tires I did my own service
    Easy to service compared to 1200/1300K bikes
    Go over to 1600 forum, a guy there RL Lemke makes a great drain plug for inner sump also another gentleman makes a laser cut filter tool, both are super
    Mark Parns makes a super socket for front wheel removal
    That was the extent of my special tools, other than a GS911
    Mine came with Metzler tires which were shot at 3000 miles
    Switched to PR3ís then 4ís they are good for 7-8000 depending on your right wrist
    My first set of rear pads were shot at 3000 miles and dealer replaced them at no cost, finally at about 15000 miles replaced both front and rear
    I did the 18000 service with the very much appreciated help of a master bmw tech. Parts cost which included plugs, valve cover gasket, oil and air filters, oil and antifreeze, brake fluid(get speed bleeders) and final drive gear oil was about $250
    All valves were in spec which is a time saver for sure, being a shade tree mechanic it took about 6 hours from start to finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehrten View Post
    "I respectively disagree; wholeheartedly. Joe"

    And that's your prerogative.

    I'll stick with the OEM Repair Manual with some internet surfing.

    BTW...

    What mpg does your K16 get?

    Which brand of tires do you have on your K16 and what kind of mileage do you get?

    Already answered in my first reply to your post.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It's had to explain but the sump under the engine has two chambers.
    Interesting; a combined wet sump / dry sump system? I wonder what drove the design?
    Rinty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Interesting; a combined wet sump / dry sump system? I wonder what drove the design?
    The K1200/1300 engine also has a small sump under the engine besides the oil tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    I had a 12 GT, great bike, other than tires I did my own service
    Easy to service compared to 1200/1300K bikes
    I take it your K1200GT was a brick and not a slant four K1200GT?
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    Owning both a 2002 Brick K1200RS and a 2008 Wedge K1200GT, I totally agree that doing a service on the Brick is way easier.

    I've done a valve adjustment on the Brick. Hopefully I won't have to do a valve adjustment on the Wedge, a lot more work and the possibility for an error.

    Thanks T6Pilot for the info. That's the stuff I'm looking for.

    Planning a week or more trip may well require a tire change somewhere along the way. Have to consider that.

    The dual sump thing will become just another quirk in servicing BMW Motorcycles.

    Anymore K1600 owners experiences concerning gas mileage, tire wear, etc.?

    What about the seat comfortability? Passengers like the seat? Curious as so far we haven't bought a Beemer with a seat we were comfortable on.

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    Iíve used 40mpg as a wag for mileage, that gives 240 miles before reserve, being old iíam ready for a break by then
    Rocky Mayer BMS saddles has made my last 2 seats, 100% improvement over stock
    In fact was planning a ride in this week for a new saddle on my RT, fires put a end to that plan, hope all are safe in Ventura

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    d martin - Thanks for the links. Lots of postings...

    And Thanks again T6Pilot.

    Wanda and I have had BMW comforts seats, a Corbin or two and had a Bill Mayer done by mail order and then rode to his shop for an unsuccessful adjustment.

    We put a Russell Day Long on a past K1200RS and have gone with an RDL on every bike we've owned since.

    The ride to Shasta is a good, long ride for us and by getting the saddle fit at the shop, it turns out better.

    The fires in CA are outrageous. We are leaving for Oceanside Thursday, going to go to the Long Beach Motorcycle Show. Hopefully the air quality isn't too bad.

    Anyway...thanks for the info. I'll get back to you'all in a month or six and let you know how the new bike is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Interesting; a combined wet sump / dry sump system? I wonder what drove the design?
    Pretty sure the upper sump is for the transmission. The gears rely on splash lube.

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