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    2010 R1200RT Front Fork Slider Replacement

    Hi,
    How difficult is it to change the front fork lower slider on a R1200RT? I looked through the tech library and didn't see any info, so I was curious how big a job this was and if I wanted to take it on. Looks like removal of tires, brakes sensors, fender and maybe an oil seal, but not much else. Anyone done this one?
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    Do you mean replace the slider or the seal?

    The process is about the same, so look up seal replacement.
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    Replace the slider. But since it's out I may replace the seal while I'm there. Thanks for the info. I'll go look that up.
    Jerry

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    Oil for front forks.

    I haven't scoured my haynes manual yet for oil change intervals for front forks. So far, mine are not leaking, but wondering if there's an age or estimated mileage interval that one should change fork oil. Any idea what weight oil and volume goes into each fork leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlen.padberg View Post
    I haven't scoured my haynes manual yet for oil change intervals for front forks. So far, mine are not leaking, but wondering if there's an age or estimated mileage interval that one should change fork oil. Any idea what weight oil and volume goes into each fork leg?
    No official BMW recommendation... but some oil is better than no oil, and clean oil is better than dirty oil...


    I have noted: "RepROM, 5th edition, 2/2007 says .45 liter per leg for the K26 0388 model R1200RT. 10 weight oil."
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    y'all realize this thread is over 2 years old...right...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyman.winn View Post
    y'all realize this thread is over 2 years old...right...?

    Not Marlens post

    There is minimal oil in the forks as they do no dampening, just lubrications of sliders.
    If not leaking,I would leave be. I only check or change if someone has a long leaking seal
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    For some topics (for me this would be technical how-to discussions) it makes to revive older threads rather than have multiple ones on the same topic. Easier to find what you're looking for instead of having to read 5 different threads on the subject.
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    My Clymer manual, page 11-46 states the following, 10W oil (presumably fork oil) for all models as follows:

    GS/GSA 650 ml
    R 460 ml
    RT 450 ml
    S 600 ml
    ST 650 ml

    However, my Haynes manual lists following on page 4-1, 10W telescopic fork oil

    GS/GSA/ST .65 L
    RT .62 L
    S .6 L
    R .46 L

    Note the difference for RT models, not sure what to make of that. Neither manual specifies how often but I recall reading somewhere to change oil annually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 31310 View Post
    Neither manual specifies how often but I recall reading somewhere to change oil annually.
    I agree with Steve, there's no reason to change the fork oil on that model since it does not provide damping.
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