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Re: Blown main seal. One more data point.
- Subject: Re: Blown main seal. One more data point.
- From: Matt Warren <matt@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 11:22:29 -0400
This rang a bell.
I had my 97 R1100RT blow it's rear main seal at 12,000 miles/16 months. It
was covered by warranty. The symptom was a slipping clutch under heavy
> From: Ben Barkow <dr.ben@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:59:49 -0400
> To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Blown main seal. One more data point.
> My PO had a blown main seal at 8,000 miles. With no evidence, he
> thought it might be due to overfilling. I can't say.
> Only 10 weeks left to the Toronto riding season this year.
> Ben Barkow, Toronto... 39 seasons on Beemers, 44 as a biker
> 1999 R1100S, 2004- Leo Vince exh, JetHot coatings, Techlusion 1031,
> large sticky foam filter, TB balance tube, 26 inch windscreen, air
> horns, Diablo Stratas
> On 2005 Oct 25 , at 4:47 AM, oilheads-digest wrote:
>> Rob, I just had the rear seal and clutch replace on my 2000 1100RT 3
>> months ago. It had 23,000 miles on the bike.
>> The seal went bad and it took out the clutch with oil on it. Like yours
>> it would slip under load a higher speeds.
>> $1400 later it is fixed at BMW of Daytona.
>> I know it was out of warranty time wise, but 23000 miles? That's bad.