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Thread: Fuel filter replacement on an R1150R

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    Cool Fuel filter replacement on an R1150R

    So, what is the best way to replace the fuel filter on the kanaRy's R1150R? I pull the cap assy. off and saw the filter lodged down in the side of the tank. There must be a better way!

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    You have to take the tank off. There's a panel on the inside right underside of the tank. You take that off and the pump, filter and float for the sensor all come out at once. It's kind of a pain in the ass. If you buy a new seal, I think you have to soak them in fuel for a bit to get them properly lubricated, but I could be mistaken there. Once you have everything out, take the old filter off and replace it. I think they come with those dumb crimp on clamps BMW uses. Replace them with some stainless jobs from NAPA.

    I think there are some good instructions on the IBMWR website at www.ibmwr.org in the tech section.

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    Originally posted by fish
    I sure wish we had some tech forums here. Don't you?
    Sure do.....

    *cough*

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    Lightbulb R11 Fuel Filter Replacement

    Can you tell, I really looking forward to this? PITA, huh?

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    If you buy a new seal, I think you have to soak them in fuel for a bit to get them properly lubricated, but I could be mistaken there.
    The fuel makes the o-ring swell, so you need a new one. Sometimes you can leave the old one out in the sun and it will shrink back down to size, but I'm not patient enough for that.

    I use BMW clamps to reattach the filter. They are cheap, and I like them better for small diameter hoses than the worm-gear type hose clamps.

    (ps-Doing this project on a Roadster is a piece of cake compared to a K1200LT.)
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Sure do.....

    *cough*

    OH.... YEAH

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    Originally posted by ricardo kuhn
    OH.... YEAH
    Patience, patience.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
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    Exelent NEWS,,

    I thank you,and I'm sure i'm not the only one...

    NOTE: can you transport the final drive post to this new forum.

    thanks ricky

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    Originally posted by ricardo kuhn

    NOTE: can you transport the final drive post to this new forum.

    thanks ricky
    Way ahead of you, daddy-o.

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