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Retorquing of Heads


I'll second Clive's experience. Retorqued the heads on my '94 R11RS at about 40k miles, when they started weeping; no recurrance yet (at 65k miles now). Of course, YMMV, but every 10k km seems extreme.

Conrad Long
'94 R1100RSA
Fraser, CO, USA

From: "Clive Liddell" <cliddell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Retorquing of heads.

Yes strictly speaking that is correct.  However I have had a slight cylinder
head weep on both my bikes at mileages between 20 and 30000km completely
rectified by a re-torque (as per 1000km re-torque).  Just the one additional
re-torque in both cases has cured all signs of a weep, now at ~80000km on R
and  ~70000km on the RT.
Clive Liddell
South Africa
A salesman at my local BMW dealer told me that oilheads need to have their
heads retorqued every 10000km (6000mi).  I said I never heard of that
before. The BMW maintenance schedule only indicates a retorquing at the
first 1000km(600mi) service.  Is this true?

John Veilleux
02 R1150RT

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