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Old 03-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #4
yellow 1150GS
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Joined: Nov 2003
Location: tennessee
Oddometer: 228
You will probably want to replace the fork wipers (bmw calls them cups) too. Mine had a lot of small cracks that were letting the water in. I also bought the big metal washers as they get rusty. You will notice the new seals don't have the exposed metal in them like the old ones so there is no place for the rust to start. I couldn't believe how bad the seals got before they started to leak. Also be prepared to replace the fork oil. It doesn't really do anything other than lubricating the forks and I found mine was contaminated with water and rust particles. To keep from taking the front wheel off, I used a big syringe with tubing on it to suck the oil out of each fork leg, wiped them out with a rag on a long stiff wire and replaced the oil with the correct amount. Hope this helps.
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