Can I service my R1200RT's throttle at home?

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Q. I have a 2005 BMW R1200RT which I have started to service myself; I have found this to be very straightforward, however I am not sure about the throttle body/cable adjustment/synchronisation.

I have noticed a little more vibration through the bars, which according to various websites could be down to throttle synchronisation.

Is this a job for the home mechanic, and if so what equipment do I need?
Phill White, email
A. This is not that straightforward for the ‘home mechanic’ as there are three throttle cables in total and you can end up with the throttles opening differently.

You really need a workshop manual, either Haynes or a naughty BMW one from Ebay. You will also need an accurate balancing gauge.



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