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OfflineVJohan

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    maintenance 60000kms.
    « on: 2018-09-03 10:27:02 »
    Hello guys,

    within a few weeks I will be reaching 60000kms, so I need to check the valve clearance. At 30000kms everything was within "spec"! I do the maintenance on bike myself.
    I wonder what my measurements will be this time.
    Did any one encounter excessive clearances?
    Looking forward to your replies!

    Grtz. Johan

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      Re: maintenance 60000kms.
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-09-03 12:25:10 »
      At 30000 kms alle the clearances were within specs on my bike as well.At 60000 kms they still were within specs.I'm now at 80000 kms and I wonder what it will be at 90000 kms.
      Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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        Re: maintenance 60000kms.
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-09-03 15:27:25 »
        I have never found the clearances out, ever.  I past 60,000 miles this Spring.  No issues.  I am going to wait for another 60,000 before I change the spark plugs.  I think 30,000 is just way too early.  I do change my air filter yearly and change the oil/filter every 5000 miles

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          Re: maintenance 60000kms.
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-09-03 15:54:51 »
          I have the same oppinion about the spark plugs. Way to expensive. I leave the for still another 30000kms.
          Thanks for your input guys!

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            Re: maintenance 60000kms.
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-09-04 17:34:25 »
            I did a check at 30.000 km. All valves within spec. Mechanic from BMW told me: they always check the clearance, but did never had to adjust one single bike. I will not check again at 60.000 km. Will be waist of time. I will check at 70.000 just to be sure and because I like doing the Maintenance by myself.

            OfflineVJohan

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              Re: maintenance 60000kms.
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-09-05 10:05:27 »
              JP6six,

              it is indeed a job that takes some time...
              I don't see it as an effort. Riding the bike is fun, on the other site, taking care of it is also great fun.

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                Re: maintenance 60000kms.
                « Reply #6 on: 2018-09-08 01:57:17 »
                I've done the major maintenance a few times on my K1200 and once on my K1600.  The K1200 is much easier.  The k1200 has a few challenges like the Plug wires and valve cover bolts.  One has to have tiny asian fingers....lol.  The addition of pulling the radiator is also something that brings out a few  bad phrases...not to mention the collection of mud, bugs, sand and other road creatures stuck on the lower side of the radiator.  Really poor design IMHO.  So far I have only found the valves (One valve) out on one cylinder on one of my k1200's and never on my K1600.  The spark plugs looked nearly new so this next set I am leaving them in for 100k miles.  Worse case is I lose a few horsepower but honestly...I do not care. 

                 

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