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#985233 - 04/20/17 12:06 AM Re: Gear oil... [Re: temesvar]  
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Changed the oil, transmission and final drive. Gear box had maybe 1/2 L in, and took less than 3/4 to fill. I expected to use 1L,
but that was all I could pour in before over flowing. Is that normal? The final drive oil was clean, and had just about 200 ml.
I replaced it with 180ml. Al is good, but... didn't have any compression aluminum washers. I did get some from a dealer, but
were not the size I needed. And as a result, there is a slight leak, enough to leave a few oil lines on the rear wheel. So am back
where I was, and will have to do it again, this time only after I get the right gasket rings. Can anyone point out the right sizes a
early 2008 RT requires? And where would be the best place to get them from? Am not sure if I can use Max BMW fiche. And they charge
$30 for shipping, which I find to be a bit to much for a few gasket rings!!


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#985244 - 04/20/17 11:11 AM Re: Gear oil... [Re: temesvar]  
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Originally Posted By: temesvar
Changed the oil, transmission and final drive. Gear box had maybe 1/2 L in, and took less than 3/4 to fill. I expected to use 1L,
but that was all I could pour in before over flowing. Is that normal? The final drive oil was clean, and had just about 200 ml.
I replaced it with 180ml. Al is good, but... didn't have any compression aluminum washers. I did get some from a dealer, but
were not the size I needed. And as a result, there is a slight leak, enough to leave a few oil lines on the rear wheel. So am back
where I was, and will have to do it again, this time only after I get the right gasket rings. Can anyone point out the right sizes a
early 2008 RT requires?
And where would be the best place to get them from? Am not sure if I can use Max BMW fiche. And they charge


Morning temesvar

How much gear oil that the trans holds is very dependent on how much gear oil drained out. If the gear oil was cold & you didn't drain it overnight, or the bike wasn't level, then it could take less to fill it than if you drained it hot & overnight. 750 mL is a little on the low side as a good drain usually takes around 800-900 mL.

On the final drive ring or washer that DEPENDS on what final drive that your bike has in it. Some of those final drives were changed at dealer level so your bike could have either one.

So does your final drive have a drain plug on the rear of the final drive & you have to tilt it down to drain it or is the drain plug on the bottom of the drive & it has a dedicated fill plug on the side cover behind the rear wheel?


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#985278 - 04/20/17 07:25 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: dirtrider]  
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Hi D.R.
The final drive has a drain plug right at the bottom, and fill at where the speed sensor goes in.
Have to remove the wheel to get to it, I think that is where the oil leak is at.


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#985284 - 04/20/17 08:45 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: temesvar]  
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Originally Posted By: temesvar
Hi D.R.
The final drive has a drain plug right at the bottom, and fill at where the speed sensor goes in.
Have to remove the wheel to get to it, I think that is where the oil leak is at.


Afternoon temesvar

Your final drive probably has a real fill plug (about the same height as the speed sensor but more forward).

In any case once removed those speed sensors can leak.

That speed sensor probably takes a 34527708523 O-RING - 15X2 & a 33117707796 CENTERING RING.


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#985297 - 04/20/17 09:51 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: dirtrider]  
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D.R., as always, good to hear from you! I tend to believe that is where the leak comes from.(speed sensor)
Will know for sure when I get to it, but first will get all the o rings and washers required. Good to know there is a other fill hole!
Two holes, next to each other, and I was using the wrong one... dopeslap


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#985307 - 04/20/17 10:20 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: temesvar]  
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Evening temesvar

If you install a new centering washer (or reinstall you old one) just be sure to reinstall it with the rounded side towards the "O" ring.


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#985308 - 04/20/17 10:39 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: dirtrider]  
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My bike was built 03/2008. Would that be Gen2?


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#985314 - 04/20/17 11:33 PM Re: Gear oil... [Re: temesvar]  
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Originally Posted By: temesvar
My bike was built 03/2008. Would that be Gen2?


Evening temesvar

Yes, the change over point was somewhere around 8/2006.


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#985320 - 04/21/17 01:26 AM Re: Gear oil... [Re: dirtrider]  
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I hope I will see you sometimes,D.R. and buy you a great steak! thumbsup
You have helped me several times!
I have ordered already the parts, plus the ones from
filling, and draining. Same for the gear box.


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#986104 - 04/29/17 02:32 AM Re: Gear oil... [Re: dirtrider]  
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Originally Posted By: dirtrider
Originally Posted By: temesvar
My bike was built 03/2008. Would that be Gen2?


Evening temesvar

Yes, the change over point was somewhere around 8/2006.


I think it was more like August 2007.
My bike built date is 2007-05-30 and It doesn't have a drain or fill plug.

Your answer is still correct. A 2008 model has the Gen2

Last edited by Dann; 04/29/17 02:35 AM.

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