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    Done...for now.

    Maintenance completed.

    I used the speed sensor port to fill the FD (180ml = 3/4 cup BTW). While I was in the neighborhood I lowered the FD and lubed the rear splines of the driveshaft. ( I saw no type of lubricant was on there once I removed the rubber boot). Upon closer inspection it appears that my fill plug is indeed a Hex head. Shame on me for not checking it before I tried using the Torx bit. Also shame on me for assuming it was a Torx bit like every other dang bolt on the bike. (Why BMW...just why?)

    I've got a new fill plug on order. Once I get it in I'll revisit removing and replacing the current fill plug. I didn't want to take a chance of buggering something up this time. Once I've got the new part in hand, I'll give it another go.

    Big thanks to the DIY library in the Camhead thread. And another big thanks to all of you who commented on my post. Through this forum, I've learned so much and gained confidence to wrench on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBCasey View Post
    Maintenance completed.

    I used the speed sensor port to fill the FD (180ml = 3/4 cup BTW). While I was in the neighborhood I lowered the FD and lubed the rear splines of the driveshaft. ( I saw no type of lubricant was on there once I removed the rubber boot). Upon closer inspection it appears that my fill plug is indeed a Hex head. Shame on me for not checking it before I tried using the Torx bit. Also shame on me for assuming it was a Torx bit like every other dang bolt on the bike. (Why BMW...just why?)

    I've got a new fill plug on order. Once I get it in I'll revisit removing and replacing the current fill plug. I didn't want to take a chance of buggering something up this time. Once I've got the new part in hand, I'll give it another go.

    Big thanks to the DIY library in the Camhead thread. And another big thanks to all of you who commented on my post. Through this forum, I've learned so much and gained confidence to wrench on my bike.

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    Iíve done the same thing before I realized it was a 6mm allen. Get a good quality allen key thatís true to size and you can get it out. I like the bondhus ones (just donít use the ball end).


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Based on Post #7, this thread, I think the plug takes a Hex (Allen) wrench.
    I just changed my 2010 Final Drive oil and it was an Allen wrench. Mine was pretty tight but i sprayed it with some Liquid Wrench and let it sit for 20 minutes. That worked.
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    I fill through the ABS sensor hole.
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