Question about 2002 BMW R 1150 RT (ABS)
While it is not difficult to replace the seal, this usually indicates that the main bearing in the final drive has failed and pushed out/damaged the seal causing the leak.
Put bike on center stand and hold rear wheel with both hands and 12 and 6 O'clock positions. Try to move wheel by pushing towards the side of the bike in each direction. If wheel moves more than 1-2mm then you need to have final drive repaired. You can also remove drain plug at the bottom of the final drive and see if any metal particles drain out with the oil. Use a small drain pan to catch the oil.
Sorry, but likely not an easy seal replacement to fix this problem.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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