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    Mysterious Hole Machined in Engine Block

    Hello All,
    I was poking around my 2018 GSA and noticed a machined hole in the engine case. It is a blind whole with a threaded hole right next to it. There is a matching hole hole on the other side of the case. It appears that the hole and flat surface has been machined after the engine case was painted. I'm throwing this out here to see if anyone know the purpose of this hole. It looks like something should go in there. Photo attached.
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    Gail Kaltz
    1997 GS

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    The blind hole just behind the oil sight window that is not painted black on your bike is right under the bottom red dot of the 2 holding fixtures used to secure the engine during assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KALTZG View Post
    It looks like something should go in there.
    I am sure that Touratech is working on it.
    Lee A. Dickinson - Danielsville, GA USA
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    1992 R100RS - 1993 K1100RS - 2013 R1200GS

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    Maybe the holes are to secure a BMW factory tool to lift or secure the engine/bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    I am sure that Touratech is working on it.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    I am sure that Touratech is working on it.
    Motorcycling is my passion because golf is far too dangerous!
    2016 R1200GSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxflyer View Post
    The blind hole just behind the oil sight window that is not painted black on your bike is right under the bottom red dot of the 2 holding fixtures used to secure the engine during assembly.
    Makes sense.

    The small threaded hole may be for the spoiler bracket.

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    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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