Pass On Your Knowledge

I’ve changed all three oils (motor, final drive and transmission) a number of times on the Magic Carpet.  Today I got to pass that knowledge along to another BMW K1200LT rider.  Mike needed to change the three oils.  He headed to BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta and they set him up with just the supplies he’d need, including the crush washers.  I headed over to Mike’s house this afternoon and we took care of it.  The motor oil is always pretty straight forward.  The final drive is pretty easy.  The hard part comes in with the transmission oil.  You need to remove exhaust braces, a belly pan and have little room to work.  But in a little more than 3 1/2 hours we got them all done.  It felt good to show someone how to do it but most of all we had fun doing it.

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3 thoughts on “Pass On Your Knowledge

  1. Observations of a Perpetual Motorcyclist

    Always great knowledge to share, and I’m a great believer that doing your own maintenance is the way to really form a relationship with your motorcycle.

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    • You’re 100% correct. Mike was eager to learn but like most of just wanted that 2nd set of eyes and hands to make sure it was right. We also learned that the previous owner of his motorcycle was meticulous while performing maintenance. Maybe even a bit too meticulous.

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