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#964990 - 07/03/16 04:05 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Doing my first self maintenance at 10,000 km on my '16 RT and discovered the diff filler plug needs a 6mm allen wrench while the drain plug uses a T-45 Torx! Why not one or the other?

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#964996 - 07/03/16 01:05 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: CRUSTYBEEMER]  
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Be careful of these final drive plugs! They are different pitch threads! You can easily bugger the threads on the housing and plugs if trying to install the wrong plug. My dealer was kind enough to do that on the first services for me.I was able to tap the threads to clean them up and all is well.

#965027 - 07/03/16 08:03 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: CRUSTYBEEMER]  
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Originally Posted By: CRUSTYBEEMER
Doing my first self maintenance at 10,000 km on my '16 RT and discovered the diff filler plug needs a 6mm allen wrench while the drain plug uses a T-45 Torx! Why not one or the other?


Afternoon CRUSTYBEEMER


Good Question--

The lower plug is sort of special to go onto that recessed area but still be short enough to not contact spinning parts inside the final drive plus have more threads per mm. (I can easily see that one being sourced for it's exact duty & purpose)

The upper plug was probably a cost saver as that plug is used on many BMW automobiles as the engine oil drain plug so BMW already had that part in their system, probably at a very competitive price--(or Possibly BMW had a bunch of the fill plugs left over from the automotive side & decided to source those as they already had them)

Or maybe I'm reading too much into this & it is as simple as the factory fill station tooling was set up for the hex drive plugs from a previous vehicle line.


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#1000306 - 11/06/17 10:24 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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As someone has posted earlier, you can operate the 'Menu' button in 2 directions. Effectively, rocking the top part of the button can get you to a favorite of your choice (for example heated grips).
But some of us didn't realise you could fast exit the 'mode' function by pulling the wonder wheel sideways.

#1000373 - 11/07/17 12:55 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know if the outside temp is somewhere below 40 F the seat and grip heat does not cancel after sitting overnight (I think). At least this was the case this morning. Road to work @ 36 F and the heated grips and seat came on at the setting from the previous day.


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

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#1000375 - 11/07/17 01:07 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know if you power the bike up with the engine kill switch in the off position (keyless ride models) the power will stay on for nearly an hour so you can play tunes while drying and waxing


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1000526 - 11/08/17 05:09 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know if you buy a different motorcycle other than a new RT you will be deeply disappointed, since RT is the best motorcycle of all time?

#1000544 - 11/09/17 01:44 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: NoelCP]  
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Originally Posted by NoelCP
Did you know if you buy a different motorcycle other than a new RT you will be deeply disappointed, since RT is the best motorcycle of all time?

Yup!


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2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
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#1000573 - 11/09/17 05:47 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by NoelCP
Did you know if you buy a different motorcycle other than a new RT you will be deeply disappointed, since RT is the best motorcycle of all time?

Yup!


If anyone should know it should be you! Congrats you lucky dog a new Alpinweiss '18! I love the white color but love my Platinum Blond too!

#1000578 - 11/09/17 07:04 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: NoelCP]  
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Originally Posted by NoelCP
Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by NoelCP
Did you know if you buy a different motorcycle other than a new RT you will be deeply disappointed, since RT is the best motorcycle of all time?

Yup!


If anyone should know it should be you! Congrats you lucky dog a new Alpinweiss '18! I love the white color but love my Platinum Blond too!

Thank you, the Platinum would have been my choice a few years ago. But the Alpinweiss is really growing on me.


Bernie
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2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
BMW-MOA, BMW-RA,
AMA, BMW-NEF,
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