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OfflinePeterL

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    R1200RT oil cap tool
    « on: 2020-08-02 05:03:09 »
    Greetings all- new member and my first post as well:


    I wanted something better than the stubby tool BMW gives you for the oil filler cap. Being W-A-Y over the top as far as DIYing goes, I designed my own and 3D printed copies for my toolbox and bike kit.


    I posted the design files online at
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4551373
    for anyone who might care to create their own.


    (I also listed them on eBay, but I don't know if posting those links is permissible here. PM me if you want that info)


    Best regards,


    PeterL
    Cobb, CA
    2005 R1200RT
    Current stable: 2005 BMW R1200RT, 2004 BMW K1200RS, 2019 Yamaha Tracer GT, 2004 Suzuki SV1000s, 1967 Honda CL90

    Offlinejackronner

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      Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-08-02 06:09:33 »
      PeterL,  Clever stuff.  This looks like the tool for the 2005-09 bikes, right (although my used 2009 came with the torx head[size=78%]).  I actually preferred my '05 oil cap, and switched it with my '09 cap, cuz in a pinch you can tap the cap off with a screwdriver, whereas if you're without your torx
       wrench UR screwed.   Perhaps you should suggest such a switch and make that a selling point.   Also, your link's page doesn't indicate which model years it works on.  Now just invent a tool that helps replace the headlight bulbs!  You'll be a millionaire.[/size]
      « Last Edit: 2020-08-02 06:11:58 by jackronner »

      OfflinePeterL

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        Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-08-02 06:34:31 »
        Noted, I made a change to the text explaining the difference. Kinda hard to visibly confuse these with a TORX though...


        Headlights? Don't get me started. I just know I would run afoul of a profanity filter somewhere along the line.



        Current stable: 2005 BMW R1200RT, 2004 BMW K1200RS, 2019 Yamaha Tracer GT, 2004 Suzuki SV1000s, 1967 Honda CL90

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          Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-08-02 07:12:15 »
          PeterL,  I've always needed a profanity filter!  Got one? 

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            Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-10-21 08:03:38 »
            When I first read this thread I must say I was confused. "The stubby tool that is WAY over the top for DIYing" had me puzzled as both my RT's came with a BMW supplied very neat little plastic tool which does not require any other extension or lever wrench to operate. It weighs next to nothing, takes up very little room in the tool roll and can be used with one hand. Then I noticed that Peter's bike is a 2005 model which I am not too familiar with. Does the 2005 RT have a different Oil Filler cap to the later model RT's ?.

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              Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
              « Reply #5 on: 2020-10-21 10:34:45 »
              Does the 2005 RT have a different Oil Filler cap to the later model RT's?

              The oil filler cap is the same for Hexheads & Camheads.

              « Last Edit: 2020-10-21 10:36:19 by David. »

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                Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
                « Reply #6 on: 2020-10-21 12:53:44 »
                The oil filler cap is the same for Hexheads & Camheads.


                Yes, I thought it was as my own Hexhead and present Camhead have the same tool. But not being familiar with Peter’s model year and in light of his negative comments I thought there must be a difference. Absolutely no problem at all using mine, but hey, we all have different requirements and expectations.


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                  Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
                  « Reply #7 on: 2020-10-21 13:17:22 »
                  Perhaps it's because on a Hexhead, the oil filler cap is on the LHS, same as the level checking window. Whereas, on a Camhead, the oil filler cap is on the RHS.
                  After topping up, the latter gives you the opportunity to walk around the bike whilst the oil is draining into the sump before checking the level.

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                    Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
                    « Reply #8 on: 2020-10-24 17:26:53 »
                    I didn't mean to sound 'critical', except in that I thought BMW's tool could be improved upon. And folks who managed to lose/break theirs might want an alternative to paying BMW prices for a replacement. Also, having a spare to keep in my toolbox, rather than digging under the seat if I needed to top up the oil was also in my thought process. Whatever. It's just another option for those who want one.


                    Cheers all,


                    Peter




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                      Re: R1200RT oil cap tool
                      « Reply #9 on: 2020-10-24 17:55:07 »
                      Folks who managed to lose/break theirs might want an alternative to paying BMW prices for a replacement.

                      In the UK, the replacement oil cap tool is £3.80, https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-bike-spare-parts/Catalogue_14000.html?fztyp=0430&catalog_cat=71&fztyp_mospid=52025&year=2012&month=04#sub