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Old 01-17-2014, 02:22 AM   #11266
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Thanks for checking into this. I was wondering the same thing. Can be had on Amazon for $7ish a quart as I recall. What is MSRP at the dealer?
I pay about 80€ at the dealership to change her fluids.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:24 AM   #11267
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Just checked it. It is 16.55€ a liter, excluding VAT. So 20€ a liter including VAT.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:26 AM   #11268
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I'd rather watch the road, than the tach!
I just listen to her sing. No need for the tach once you get used to her.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:43 AM   #11269
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Thanks for checking into this. I was wondering the same thing. Can be had on Amazon for $7ish a quart as I recall. What is MSRP at the dealer?
Not that I expect any kind of oil-related failure, but I wanted to have documentation from Castrol for what I am using.

The part number appears to be:
05 83 12 2 153 837 MOTOR OIL POWER 1 RACING 4T 5W-40 - 1000ML

but no price is listed on the Max fiche. Maybe someone can find out the MSRP. My local dealer jacks up his prices on everything so I was charged something like $18/L which I found shocking. But, there will be no repeat of that. Even with Amazon now charging tax for orders sent to my state, it still comes in at less than $8/L.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:50 AM   #11270
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Not that I expect any kind of oil-related failure, but I wanted to have documentation from Castrol for what I am using.


but no price is listed on the Max fiche. Maybe someone can find out the MSRP. My local dealer jacks up his prices on everything so I was charged something like $18/L which I found shocking. But, there will be no repeat of that. Even with Amazon now charging tax for orders sent to my state, it still comes in at less than $8/L.
I advise you to stay away from here. Your oil isn't that expensive. Our prices are quite a bit higher.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:26 AM   #11271
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Sounds like you got a good one, why fix what's not broken...
When I turn on the key and the flap opens and closes during the systems check it makes a whistling noise... I’m wondering if some water worked its way in to the cable mechanism and is causing the parts to bind slightly... better safe than sorry if they are offering under warranty!

When I only had my F800GS my dealership was perfectly fine, but now that I’ve supplemented it with my new R1200GS they have stepped up the proactivity... Does BMW have separate SLAs for midrange and high end models?
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:00 AM   #11272
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Does BMW have separate SLAs for midrange and high end models?
They realise that a large percentage of people that buy the 1200 change them every 1-2 years on average, so will look after you more!
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:10 PM   #11273
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They realise that a large percentage of people that buy the 1200 change them every 1-2 years on average, so will look after you more!
Wow, we must be rich!

Not me man, if mine works right and continues to do so I'll keep it for 100,000 miles!
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:34 PM   #11274
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They realise that a large percentage of people that buy the 1200 change them every 1-2 years on average, so will look after you more!
They seem to give people a new bike every year in some circumstances
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They seem to give people a new bike every year in some circumstances
Ha ha, oh yeah!
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:20 PM   #11276
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She's super happy with the bike. As am I ...

Her exhausts are blueing up nicely, you Sir need to try harder
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #11277
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Her exhausts are blueing up nicely, you Sir need to try harder
That photo was taken the day I got mine. So, working on it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:33 PM   #11278
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Anyone know where the plugin points are for throttle syncing are, looks like RH one is just behind throttle body in the head but cannot see anything on the LH side. Have one pipe discolouring more than the other so just want to check.

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:12 PM   #11279
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:10 PM   #11280
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Anyone know where the plugin points are for throttle syncing are, looks like RH one is just behind throttle body in the head but cannot see anything on the LH side. Have one pipe discolouring more than the other so just want to check.

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Throttle sync? Don't know that you can. It's a fly by wire bike. No cables to adjust. No idle air bypass screws. That said...

There are two tubes that go to the right side head near the throttle body and one that goes to the left side head. I assume that one of the two on the right is to purge the US mounted evap canister. Don't know what the other left and right tubes are for (or where they go). They could be what you are looking for.

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