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BMW WetHead Tech Session - Maggie Valley


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BMW WetHead Tech Session 4/22/2021  3pm Start

Hello fellow START 2021 Participants.

I've coordinated with The Bumbling BackRoad Riders et al. and will be presenting a BMW WetHead Tech Session on Thursday afternoon 4/22 at the Creekside Lodge. (More sessions may be available based on interest)


The start time for this event is flexible, but will start at 3pm and continue as long as there is interest…well into the pizza…feel free to come and go— based on what your interest is with what will be demonstrated.


This event will be based on doing a 12k Major service on the 2014-2018 WetHead R1200RTW, with special emphasis on doing the Cam Timing Check and Valve Clearance Check that are due at the 12k mile interval on the WetHead engines. ( I also have the Cam Alignment Jigs and tools for the R1250 ShiftCam engines…different Alignment Jigs than WetHead)

In addition, I will also be doing an in-depth brake service and pad replacement on the FR and RR brakes to include dropping the Final Drive to completely remove the driveshaft to lubricate both FR and RR splines of the driveshaft, then demonstration of proper lubrication/sealing of the flexible boots at both ends of the Paralever during reinstallation.


I will be trailering my 2016 R1200RTW to the event to be used as the "lucky patient" so no volunteers will be needed at this time. (Thought you might snag a FREE service HaHa!)

I'm also bringing in my trailer a NoMar tire changing setup that mounts in my receiver hitch, and a portable Marc Parnes balancer with mounting hubs for these bikes listed incase someone needs tires replaced. (all R1200/R1250, R nineT and late K1200/K1300 models except R1200C as well as all K1600 models)

I have several sets of new tires that are the size for the R1200/1250 (both F/R) and R1200/R1250, K1200/K1300, and K1600 fronts. (Dunlop RS3 rear 180/55ZR-17 and Bridgestone T31GT front 120/70ZR-17)

I will have lots and lots of consumable items that would be used during normal 6k/12k service intervals, so if someone breaks down at the event, I'll see what can be done to get you back on the road to enjoy this great opportunity to ride these awesome routes set up by The Bumbling BackRoad Riders!


Here's the link to the R1200RTW 12k/20k KM Scheduled Maintenance 6 Part Series.

Boxflyer R1200RTW 12k/20k KM Scheduled Maintenance Part 1/6



See you in Maggie Valley

Brad Smith



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