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The Pirates' Lair How-To Page

Wondering how to change your gear oil?.. Install PIAA's? Integrate Phase-shifting technology? Well..mates...you've come to the right place. This section is my humble effort to make installs and some maintenance procedures on late model BMWs a little easier for you, the esteemed (and quasi-esteemed) BMW rider. In this section I have accumulated "How-To" info from all around the world...from fellow riders, factory manuals, my own experiences, quadrazine hallucinations, etc.. I could go on but I know your attention span is about as long as a gnat's pube... with that said... BEFORE you proceed ... please read my DISCLAIMER. You'll find it on the same page as the picture of a naked Angelina Jolie on a K1300S.
Did you read it? or have someone read it to you? OK.. Do keep in mind that the methods shown below are NOT the ONLY route (or the best or the smartest way) to get the desired results. Each is just one individuals' idea of how to do a project. Alrighty then... hope the following links help with your mechanical endeavors. May your respective god(s) have mercy on you and bike. Proceed at your own risk. Note: A special thanks to the many individuals who contributed to this section.

Motorcycling 101 How-To

How-To Survive on Your Motorcycle
How-To Survive the "Tail of the Dragon" at Deals Gap
A Complete Parts Fiche for Your BMW

How To Balance a Tire
How To Pick Up Your Dropped Bike

How-To ReKey a BMW Lock

BMW K1600GTL / K1600GT How-To

How-To Install Air Filter Replacement on K1600 New!
Step by Step Power Outlet Install on K1600GTL
How-To Change Oil On BMW K1600GT
How-To Change Oil On BMW K1600GT- BMW Manual

How-To Pick Up Your Dropped Bike

BMW K1300S / K1200S How-To

Chimp Easy How-To Install Nautilus Air Horn on BMW K1300S New!
Pazzo Clutch and Brake Lever Install on 2014 K1300S
How-To Install BMW AF-XIED O2 Sensor Manipulator
How-To Install a Booster-Plug on BMW K1300S
How-To Make a $5.95 Rear Wheel Balancing Adapter for BMW K1300 / K1200S
How-To Shorten the K1300S Oem Exhaust Canister into a Shortie
How-To Remove the ESA & Install Wilbers Shocks on a K1200S
How-To Install Verholen 85mm Handlebar Riser Installation on 2010 K1300S
How-To Install a H7 HID Inside the K1200S Headlight Housing
How-To: Change Rear Brake Pads on BMW K1200RS
How-To Install a Stebel Nautilus Horn on BMW K1300S
How-To Install Z4 Turn Signals on K1200S
How-To Modify the Fuel Filler Neck for Improved Venting on BMW K1200S
How-To Install Nautilus Air Horn & Painless Fuseblock Install on BMW K1200S
How-To Install Lite Buddys on a K1300S
How-To Install the Beautiful BMW K1300S LED Taillight on a K1200S

How-To Fix the Sloppy Shifter on your BMW K1200S / K1200R / K1200R Sport

How-To Install a Kisan License Plate Frame on a K1200S

K1200S Accessory Outlet Modification
/ 2005-2006 Models
A Complete Parts Fiche for Your BMW

How-To Install Fiamms on a K1200S
How-To Install the Verholen K1200S Bar Risers

How-To Pick Up Your Dropped Bike

BMW 06-2008 K1200GT / 08-2012 K1300GT How-To

K1300GT Owners Manual
BMW K1200GT Cam Chain Tensioner and Jump Guard Modification Video
How-To Install R&G Frame Sliders on the 2008 BMW K1200GT
How-To Change the Oil in a 2006 & Later BMW K1200GT
How-To Pick Up Your Dropped Bike

BMW 98-2004 K1200RS / 02-2005 K1200GT How-To

Every Freakin' Torque Value On The K1200RS
HID Headlight Upgrade How-To for a 2003 K1200GT
A Complete Parts Fiche for Your BMW

How-To Install the
BRAKE LED Kit Inside the Clear K1200RS Taillight Housing
How-To Install the K1200RS BRAKE! LED Taillight Kit
How To Install a Gorilla Alarm on your K1200RS
How To Install a Aritronix Scorpio SR-i500 Alarm on 2004 K1200GT
How To Modify Your K1200RS/GT Shift Lever Forward for More Footroom
How To Install the K1200RS Verholen Short Shift Kit

How To Replace K1200RS Fuel Cell and Filter
How To Remove/Install K1200RS Fuel Pump/Filter
How To Install Fiamm Horns
How To Remove Your 97-2001 K1200RS Fairing
How To Install Ohlins Shocks on K1200RS
How To Install Wilber Shocks on K1200RS
How To Install a Staintune Exhaust on a K1200RS
How To Install the Electronic Cruise Control on BMW K1200RS
How To Remove the Factory K1200RS Windscreen
How To Install Comfort Screen on BMW K1200RS

How To Install The Scoop on BMW K1200RS
How To Install PIAAs On BMW K1200RS
How To Install Verholen/11S Mirrors on 97-01
How To Install a Valentine1 Detector On K1200RS
How To Cut Down That Godawful Ugly K1200RS Fender
How To Install an LT 4-Pot Caliper on the K1200RS
How To Lower 97-2001 Pegs by Machining a Rear Set
How To Change Gear Oil on BMW K1200RS
How To Change Rear Wheel Drive Oil On K1200RS
How To Install Driving Lights on BMW K1200RS(by Electronic Connection)
How To Install the K1200RS Protector Cowling Screen
How To Change Your K1200RS / GT Oil and Filter
How To Adjust Your Valves
How To Install a H7 HID Lighting Kit on K1200RS
How To Change the Angle of Your Barbacks
How To Install Lite Buddy's
How To Install the Solo Seat Cowling for BMW K1200RS
How To ReWire Your Headlight for Higher Wattage Bulbs
How To Install K1200RS Steel Braided Brake Lines
How To Install the K1200RS Pirates Lair Stealth Backrest
How To Install the K1200RS Rhine West Performance Chip

How To Balance a Tire
How To Pick Up Your Dropped Bike

Misc How-To

How-To Install a Nautilus Air Horn on 2013 BMW F800GS
How-To Install a Nautilus Air Horn on Ducati 1098


Disclaimer To Protect Ye Capitans' Ass: Be advised that there is no representation of accuracy of any of the information presented on this web page relative to BMW motorcycle modification and that the material is presented for information purposes only. In no case will Jerry (a.k.a. Pirate) Finley, Pirates' Lair, Pirates' Lair staff members be held liable for damage (consequential or otherwise) resulting from or arising out of alterations you make to your motorcycle due to opinions displayed within. You are encouraged to seek qualified assistance before undertaking any of the procedures outlined here, and are here by notified that, should you decide to proceed, you do so at your own risk. Blah.. Blah..