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Re: Serious R1150R oil leak
- From: GaryRichards <garyrichards@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:30:15 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Serious R1150R oil leak
I bought a new ROcker cover and fitted it, fixed the oil lea in 2 minutes
flat.My local BMW garage had one in for B#100 dead - quite a bit of cash, but
if you think about it, it's cast magnesium, lots of machining and dressing,
so I have fitted it and am a very happy bunny. Rode to work today with the
biggest grin ever on my face. I have a Guzzi 750, but I don't think it has
half the torque of the Beemer - from standing to 70 the thing is darn quick
(I have had fireblade, VTR SP1 etc before, so I am used to quick bikes) I'm
just amazed at how quick it gets to 6th gear.
On the road in time for a very happy summer of biking!!!!!
> Hi Guys
> I have just bought an 1150 R Rockster - it has been crashed and I have
> rebuilt the front end nicely. In the drop, the right hand rocker cover
> took some scraping. It had an oil leak from the spark plug post, so I have
> changed rocker cover gasket & centre post gasket. On first ride after
> repair, I find it's not got an oil leak it's an environmental disaster -
> oil pours out of the R/H plug cover (all over my new leathers etc) its
> quite literally running out.
> I have checked the gaskets and all seems well - before I strip the engine,
> has anybody any thoughts - could the head gasket leak oil into the spark
> plug post cavity?
> It is a 2004 model on 12,000 miles and the oil level is not too high,
> smack in the middle of the sight glass. Only the RHS is leaking
> I will photo the damn thing so you can see how much oil we are talking
> This is my first Beemer, and I am really hacked off, it's a great ride and
> the engineering is mint
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