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1Back to top Go down   unclear about front forks Empty unclear about front forks Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:23 pm

ridefar

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I changed the front fork seals on my 1989 K100rs. Looked in the Clymers manual for fork oil capacity to find more than one choice. So I tried the lower amount with Belray 10 wt that I had on the shelf. The problem is that oil is leaking past the new seals. Stopped by the BMW dealer to ask. They said that it is possible but did not know for sure that the oil could be different in each fork. Anyone know what amount of oil to use in these forks?

    

2Back to top Go down   unclear about front forks Empty Re: unclear about front forks Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:39 pm

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Ridefar,

I have the Clymer manual but a lot of bikes have had changes to the front end. Can you put up some photos? I did notice that for some versions the right and left are not identical.

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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
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3Back to top Go down   unclear about front forks Empty Re: unclear about front forks Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:03 pm

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It is very easy to damage the seal lip when reassembling those forks. This is most likely what has happened.
I am presuming yours is a 16valve model and so the forks will take 400ml if you have had the forks apart and drained them completly, which you will need to do to put new seals in.
It is possible that you got the wrong seals as Ks have 3 different sizes of fork leg 41mm, 41.3mm and 41.7mm the latter being yours.
I use 10weight oil in my 16v and it suits me but depending on your weight and riding style you may prefer a lighter grade


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4Back to top Go down   unclear about front forks Empty Re: unclear about front forks Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:40 am

ridefar

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thanks, think I had the wrong seals. New ones are on the way.

    

5Back to top Go down   unclear about front forks Empty Re: unclear about front forks Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:55 am

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Maybe this could help?
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