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Old 01-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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This picture seems to show the o-rings with the filters - http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/product-p/of-575x5.htm .
you're right. it appears these are now included.
when I wrote and asked, they weren't.
Perhaps he's sourced the item from Parker or...?

It's been at least 6mo. since I went through this, could be things have improved.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #18
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The different types of filters have always been available in kit form with O-ring, shim, gasket, and crush washers. I believe some of the filters are now only available in kit form. You use to always be able to get any of the parts separately. You still can order the O-ring, gasket, and shims separately as far as I know.

Personally I have seen too many aftermarket filters ruin engines to ever save money on filters. I think BMW is now trying to get the price of their filters to catch up with KTM? Maybe one of these days I will research which aftermarket filters work and which ones don't.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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Anybody still watching this thread?

I have an '87 R80RT and have the paper gasket and white o-ring. No shim, no black o-ring. I am confused by all the talk of o-rings and shims and it seems the later bikes don't need the shim and the black o-ring is part of the oil cover.

Am I nuts?
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #20
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Anybody still watching this thread?

I have an '87 R80RT and have the paper gasket and white o-ring. No shim, no black o-ring. I am confused by all the talk of o-rings and shims and it seems the later bikes don't need the shim and the black o-ring is part of the oil cover.

Am I nuts?
You might need the shim depending on your cannister depth. You definitely need the white o-ring. The black o-ring is only used on R100 models with oil coolers, so you don't have one of those.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #21
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Anybody still watching this thread?

I have an '87 R80RT and have the paper gasket and white o-ring. No shim, no black o-ring. I am confused by all the talk of o-rings and shims and it seems the later bikes don't need the shim and the black o-ring is part of the oil cover.

Am I nuts?
The shim is used to protect the white o-ring if you have the sharp edged cannister. The cannister with the rolled edge does not demand it. You may also use one or more shims depending on your canister depth to get proper compression on the white ring.. See Antons pages for a good discussion of this.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:38 AM   #22
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Beemer Boneyard sells the o-ring and shims for airhead along with a few other items: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/airheadbikes.html

Like most o-rings, if it is undamaged then reuse is acceptable. The same goes for the shim. But, BMW dealerships and places like Beemer Boneyard sell new o-rings and shims. Good luck!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:41 AM   #23
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I don't use the paper gasket on my '85 R80RT. The shim and O-ring yes, the gasket no.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #24
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NAPA sells an oil filter kit ( PFI PS4945), with filter, gasket, shim, o-ring and crush washer for $10.49, but I don't see that other o-ring (#11) pictured
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