Originally Posted by Malindi
I am looking for some info on how to deal with a final drive leak (the big seal) on my R80G/S. All I find is info twin shock bikes. Even Snowbum doesn't have any info. I can see the seal ... can I just yank it out (how?) and replace it with the new one?
I'm in Thailand, so have limites access to shops but BMW is getting me the part in two days for $25, so not too bad.
If anyone in Chiang Mai has some shop space...
I just did this on my R100RT, and used the drill, screw & pull method...drilled two small 1/16" holes at 9 and 3 oclock and screwed a sheet metal screw in about 1/4" deep. Alternate prying on each screw till it pops out. The surface that the seal lip rides against will probably be a little dirty, I cleaned mine up with crocus cloth to get it nice and smooth. The new seal will sit against an inner lip "stop" so you just drive it all the way in till it stops.