Question about 2005 BMW R 1200 RT

1 Answer

Small amount of oil leaking from front left fork top rubber gaitor of BMW R1200RT

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

First of all you have to chechk the fork if the fork is duplicate then you have to change the fork.OR if your fork is new then also you have to change the fork

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How much oil in the front forks


2004 Touring Fork Oil Requirements

FORK MODEL TYPE and AMOUNT in OZ. ML IN. MM

Left FORK - All models except Road KingCartridge10.0 oz 295ML 4.21INCH 107mm

Road King Conventional 11.1oz 328ml 5.24inch 133mm



Right All modelsConventional11.1 oz 328ml 5.24inch 133mm



WARNING

Fork oil level in cartridge type forks is carefully measured from top of tube after pumping damper rod. Anydeviation from instructions can result in incorrect amount of fork oil. Incorrect amount of fork oil can adversely affect handling and lead to loss of vehicle control, which could result in death or serious injury.

Apr 14, 2014 | 2004 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide...

1 Answer

Hi I just purchased a BMW r1200rt. She has 5000 miles on the clock. Every time I change gear it feels like it dips down towards the front right. Is this a problem or is it because I just come from a sports...


Hi, Shanekeir for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
BMW Service R1150RT Fork Seal Replacement
BMW K1200LT DIY Fork Oil and Seal Replacment
Bmw r1200rt service manual pdf
BMW Motorcycle Parts Fiche OEM BMW Motorcycle Parts online 1970 present BMW
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/us/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/us/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html¬rack=1

Dec 01, 2011 | 2009 BMW R 1200 RT

1 Answer

2003 HD sportster - forks don't leak, bottoms out when front brakes applied


You may not have enough oil in the front forks or you may been a heavier viscosity of oil. I'm sorry but I don't have the oil capacity for your "Low Sportster". All I have is for "Hugger" models. They take 10.7oz. "wet" and 12.1 "dry". The difference between "wet" and "dry" is that if you simply drain and refill the front forks, it's call a "wet" oil change. If you disassemble and clean the forks of all oil inside, it's called a "dry" oil change. Contact the service department of your local shop and ask them how much oil goes in the front fork. To change the oil, there is usually a small screw in the trailing side of the lower fork slider down near the axle. Take these out and the oil will drain to a certain degree. Hold the brake while working the forks up and down with your weight to get all the oil that draining will get out of them. If you want all the oil out, you'll have to disassemble the fork tube. I would not do this if the seals are not leaking. Replace the screws in the sliders and then remove the top cap from one tube at the time and refill the tube with the specified amount of oil. Sometimes, the top caps can be difficult to get back in due to the pressure of the large spring in the front fork tubes. You may need a tool to compress the sping. I'm not sure on the "Low" model. I've always managed to the top caps back in without any special tool but I've never done a "Low" model bike. Harley uses what they call their "Type E" fork oil. I do not know what the viscosity of this oil is so I always use PJ-1 30 weight fork oil for most applications. Use only fork oil as any other oil may have a tendency to foam thereby negating any dampening action of the forks. If this doesn't solve your problem, you may want to check into changing the springs in the front forks. Progressive Suspension and others make kits for this.

Good Luck
Steve

Sep 13, 2011 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 L Sporster...

1 Answer

BMW R1200RT bike - gears will suddenly not shift properly and lock in 4th and it becomes impossible to change downwards, then suddenly it will work but keeps sticking or simply refusing the change in gear


Hi Gerryberet and the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch dragging slightly.
2. Primary chaincase overfilled with lubricant.
3. Corners wore off shifter clutch dogs.
4. Shifter return spring bent or broken.
5. Bent shifter rod.
6. Shift lever is loose on shifter shaft.
7. Shifter forks sprung.
8. Shifter pawl needs adjusting.
9. Heel/toe shifter coming in contact with the floorboard.
10. Transmission oil too heavy.
For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
R1200RT Clutch Question BMWSportTouring Forums
http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?62703-2005-R1200RT-Clunky-shift
Bmw r1200rt service manual pdf
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/us/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/us/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html¬rack
BMW Motorcycle Parts Fiche OEM BMW Motorcycle Parts online 1970 present BMW

Apr 22, 2011 | 2005 BMW R 1200 RT

1 Answer

The left front fork of my 1200 Sportster is leaking oil. How can I fix this?


That depends on where it's leaking. If it's leaking down at the axle, You can lift the bike off the ground, remove the front wheel. There's a bolt in the very bottom of the tube. Take the bolt out and slide the "slider" off the upper tube. While you have it off, replace the seal at the top of the "slider". This will fix any leak at the top of the slider. Clean the lower slider with clean mineral spirits and allow it to dry. Then, put a little bit of oil on the seal and a dab of clear RTV in the area where the copper washer goes and slide the slider back up on the tube. Put the bolt in and tighten it up. Replace the front wheel. Now, add the appropiate amount of fork oil for a "dry" refill. If you call the dealer, they should tell you how much oil goes in there. My manuals are not up to date for your model. Mine only shows for 1994 and Harley may have changed the fork tubes since then. Remember the higher viscosity of the oil, the stiffer the front suspension. The dealer will also tell you what oil came in the front forks from the factory.

Good Luck
Steve

Aug 19, 2010 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 L Sporster...

1 Answer

I have a 1800 honda goldwing.I replaced the fork seals on the front forks,they were leaking.Now they are not good at all.On rough roads when apling front brakes, the front wheel bounces all over the...


yes i can,,,,,first drain all the old fork oil out,,,and refill them with the right grade sae10? and let the oil settel into the forks for an houre or so then bounce the bike to forse out any air traped in the fork pistons,, this should work ok then,,,
never just top up fork oil,,,,,you will pop the seals out?
all ways drain old oil out then fill up with fresh oil every year

Aug 11, 2010 | Honda GL 1800 Gold Wing Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have an oil leak on the left front shock and want to konw if i can repair it myself. the oil leaks out the middel where the top half of the shock slides int the bottom half. oil seal leaking. was...


it s something you can do yourself if you're mechanically inclined and pay attention to detail. there are some special tools you need, such as a fork spring compressor, fork seal driver, and snap ring pliers if you don't have any. the internal parts in the fork must go in the same way they came out, and all parts should be cleaned prior to reassembly. you should also consider replacing the bushings along with the fork seals and dust covers. might really want to consider letting a professional do it so that way the forks still don't leak after you put in the new parts.

Jan 22, 2010 | 2008 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

2 Answers

My R1200RT LE has only done 30 miles and two days old, but the front left hand fork has oil around the top rubber


Take it back to the dealer for inspection. The fluid may be coming from the "Telelever" this should be covered under warranty. It could also be fluid from a few other sources, no matter what if the bike is two days old just swing back by the dealer, the should be glad to help.

Nov 03, 2009 | 2008 BMW R 1200 RT

1 Answer

I have replaced fork seals


Hi,
I am assuming the old oil is drained.
Once the tops are opened, lift the bike onto the center stand which will make the forks extend. Refill through the top of the fork with 12 oz of fork oil. The manual states that you must use oil with a weight of approximately SAE 3, and the amount going in needs to be equal in each fork.
Hope this helps

Mar 25, 2009 | 1984 BMW K 100

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 BMW R 1200 RT Logo

417 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

phil cuzins
phil cuzins

Level 2 Expert

79 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...