I purchased my Nu2Me BMW R1200R last September and I wanted to do some maintenance and get it ready for summer touring. Then I decided to carry some specialized tools just in case I end up somewhere and they are needed
I mean, you can't even change spark plugs without a special spark plug boot remover tool. It seems that the plug which attaches to your spark plug is not "just a plug". It also contains a coil and if you don't have the special BMW removal tool, then you could break the coil and you would be in deep doo doo
I recently found this out by reading the maintenance threads on the R1200R Beemer forum, and then I noticed a Vendor on ADVrider.com who offered some adapters for sale (Link Here)
Here are the contents of the brown envelope
That red front wheel removal tool fits inside of the spark plug cap tool. Since I was in a spending mood I also bought the tamper proof oil cap. All of these three items are nicely machined from Aluminum alloy
and a close up view of the tamper resistant oil cap, which attaches to the left jug
They don't take up much room and hardly weigh anything.
I bought my car new over 6 years ago and it was finally time to replace the front brake & rotors and of course LOF: Lube, oil & filter at the same time. I have been going to my mechanic for years. They know what they are doing, they have their own race team and know Hondas inside out. When I was there they noticed that my headlight cover was badly fogged. Probably UV damage so I got a bottle of Plastic renewal and tried to "buff" out the lens. It is like a creamy solution with fine abrasives
I carefully applied it in a circular motion and then wiped it off with microfibre cloth. I did it many times and it did help a bit but there is still some cloudiness. I guess I'll have to keep doing it for a few more times and see if I can make it clearer
This weekend was also grass cutting day. This was the new sod that was installed during March. We were told to keep it well watered and then with the mixed sun, rain and sun, the grass sprouted like a weed. When it gets too long my lawn mower cannot handle it. The wet grass kept clogging up which forced the motor to stall and I had to start it many times. My lawn mower had not been used since last Spring so my job last week was to get it started. It took many, many pulls of the cord before I heard the engine cough to life, and it nearly killed my arm. I let it idle for a while and then filled the tank with new gas, and poured the old gas into our Subaru.