cali_beemer Posted March 5, 2007 Share Posted March 5, 2007 Well, it was in the high 60's and sunny today, another great riding weather day here. I went out for a day ride and stopped to get gas before heading out. I noticed oil on my sidestand and I immediately knew that was not good. I looked closer and noticed oil on the fairing and what looks like a leak around the head gasket. Its not a huge leah like oil is running out but enough to head right back home and cancel what could have been an awesome ride. I went and bought a Clymer book on the 97 RT for all of the how to do stuff as well as a set of feeler gauges and a new torque wrench. I was talkig with a guy at the BMW shop and he said that I may just need to re torque the heads. The bike was running great, no problem at all, no noise either. I did notice an additional amount of heat coming from the side of the bike that had the leak but the temp gauge was normal and no dummy lights came on. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can I just retorque and potentially fix it? I guess its time to remove the fairing and all of that crap. Maybe I should just buy a zumo and mount it while I have the tupperware off. Maybe a good time to do a spline lube as well. The clutch has seemed like it isnt as responsive, how hard is it to pull the clutch as well while I have the tupperware off? The bike is a 97 and only has 14,000 miles on it. Well, atleast a new gasket is only 15 bucks. Any other things that I should be doing? Link to comment
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