This DIY Clymer repair and service manual covers BMW K1200 motorcycle models, including:
- K1200RS 1998-2005
- K1200GT 2003-2005
- K1200LT 1999-2010
Note: This manual DOES NOT cover transverse mounted four-cylinder models, a.k.a "Slant K-bikes."
Book Excerpt: 1998-2010 BMW K1200RS, K1200GT, K1200LT Repair Manual
AIR FILTER REPLACEMENT
The air filter removes dust and abrasive particles from the air before the air enters the engine. A clogged air filter decreases the efficiency and life of the engine. With a damaged air filter, fine particles could enter the engine and cause rapid wear of the piston rings, cylinder and bearings. Never run the motorcycle without the air filter element installed.
Replace the air filter element at service intervals specified in Table 1.
CAUTION: Follow the service intervals specified in Table 1 with general use. Check the air filter more frequently when riding often in dusty areas, and replace it whenever the filter is contaminated with debris, regardless of the number of miles.
ENGINE BLOCK: DISASSEMBLY/REASSEMBLY
- Remove the fuel tank as described in Chapter Seven.
- Remove the air filter cover screws and cover (Figure 54).
- Carefully blow off any debris from the top of the filter to prevent it from falling into the air box when removing the air filter (Figure 55).
- Lift and remove the air filter (Figure 56) from the air box.
- With the engine block mounted in the frame, remove all external components, except for the lower crankcase half and output shaft as described in this chapter.
- Remove the engine block from the frame as described under Engine in this chapter.
- If complete disassembly is required, remove the lower crankcase and output shaft as described under Oil Pan, Lower Crankcase Half and Output Shaft in this chapter.
- Reverse these steps to reassemble and install the engine block.
Subject: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 BMW K1200RS, K1200GT, K1200LT service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1599694123 | ISBN-13: 9781599694122 | Clymer M501-3