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#10378 - 10/28/03 10:34 PM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: Brant Herbert]  
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Brant, you're a genius!

I have one of those confounded things and it's just about impossible to get it clean enough that it doesn't drip. Your idea is perfect.


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#10379 - 10/28/03 10:46 PM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: another David]  
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Just wondering if you might reduce the gush of oil from the drain plugs if you undo the drain plugs before you undo the fill plugs? or is the quantity such that "gush" is an overstatement and not much to worry about?


If you go that route and the fill plug is siezed, then you have a big problem.

Draining the final drive isn't messy thing as long as your drain pan can get close enough to the rear wheel. I just get a 32oz soda cup and drain into that...mess-free. Draining the trans is a different story, though, and I don't really think there's a good way to avoid that. All you can do is use the piece of PVC pipe and cover the catalytic coverter with aluminium foil to catch whatever drips.


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#10380 - 10/29/03 12:13 AM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: bmw_rider]  
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bmw_rider,

Try here for a .pdf of Mitch's most excellent TechDaze Manual.

David,

The gush is not too much of a problem, and as Russell mentioned, you should at least crack it first (even if you snug it down). The main problem otherwise is a potential vacuum causing all of the fluid not to drain out. (Mark, are you sure yours was hot when you drained it? ) I made the ABS funnel and it worked okay, but I used Pepo's plastic flume cut from a #2 plastic shampoo/milk container. This has the advantage of being able to be angled downwards and keeping more of the oil from flowing out the back end of the hole/channel in the footpeg plate. I put a piece of duct tape across the bottom of the back of the ABS funnel, but it still overflows out the back. A good, fast "gush" out the drain plug (pull the filler plug first, then pull the drain out quickly with a hex socket and the 6" locking extension) actually helps keep the oil flowing in the direction you want it, but I still haven't managed to keep all the oil off of the foil yet!

Brant,

That pump and the slick storage option is KICK-A$$! Wish I'd heard of it earlier! I thought I needed to measure the oil more closely, but that Shockwave Heavy is really so thick that it is impossible to know how much is stuck to the sides of the container! As long as you get it up to the bottom of threads (per the shop manual), you should be fine.


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#10381 - 04/09/06 07:47 PM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: KMG_365]  
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Would this be the same procedure for the 2000 R1100RT?

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#10382 - 04/09/06 11:00 PM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: BobB]  
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Would this be the same procedure for the 2000 R1100RT?

Bob



Hi Bob,

The overall procedure would be the same, except for the sizes of crush washers and torques of bolts. Some 1100 bolts have stepped plugs and do not use crush washers, but I don't know which years this covers. I fixed the dead link to a .pdf file of Mitch's Tech Daze Manual, which is the best comprehensive guide to date for the 1100 series bikes. It also contains most all the changes for the 1150's, but I just wanted to illustrate some of the steps to make it clear how easy this stuff is!


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#10383 - 04/10/06 02:11 AM Re: Oil, Tranny, and Final Drive Walkthrough [Re: KMG_365]  
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Hello Jamie; Thanks For the help!

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