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Old 12-12-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Diff oil removal by suction method

Just wondering if it is possible to use an oil suction device to remove the oil from a r1200gs differential, talking about the 04-07 models that bmw forgot to put a drain plug in:)
Anyone done this?
I know the correct, time consuming way to perform this task.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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I doubt that you could. There is too much stuff inside the housing to be able to get the tube to the bottom. Also, since you wouldn't really know if was totally empty, you wouldn't know how much oil to add.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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I've never heard of anyone trying to suck the lube out, I think it would be fairly difficult.
It really is not too bad a job to do it the preferred way, which it build a hydraulic stand that will hold the bike and tip it verticaly, then just remove the drain plug, easy peasy.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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ditto

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I doubt that you could. There is too much stuff inside the housing to be able to get the tube to the bottom. Also, since you wouldn't really know if was totally empty, you wouldn't know how much oil to add.
agree - plus, the proper method gives you a chance to inspect and lube the driveshaft u-joint spline with this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-.../dp/B0083BWUYW

It really doesnt take that long to drop the unit for a drain.

Warning from painful experience: Be careful not to bugger up the very fine threads of the drain plug on the reinstall. (I found that drinking two beers before doing your FD oil change is not a good idea!!)
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Not possible. The gears fit too tight. Do this:http://www.jimvonbaden.com/R1200_Final_Drive.html

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Old 12-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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agree - plus, the proper method gives you a chance to inspect and lube the driveshaft u-joint spline with this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-.../dp/B0083BWUYW

It really doesnt take that long to drop the unit for a drain.

Warning from painful experience: Be careful not to bugger up the very fine threads of the drain plug on the reinstall. (I found that drinking two beers before doing your FD oil change is not a good idea!!)

Why'd ya stop at two?
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