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Honesy,

I'm sure you've managed to replace your fork seals by now, however the below info may help you and hopefully others in future. I came across it as I need to replace mine too (R1100GS)!

Fork Seals 35mm x 48mm x 11mm - Honda Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha (and BMW R1100GS)
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OEM: 91255-KBH-003 51490-GS2-305 92049-1089 51153-19D10 51153-34010 51153-40A00 38W-23145-00-00

For 35mm diameter forks - fits the following: Honda VTR250 CB450K (frame 4017272 and up - 70-72) CL450 (72-74) CB500 CX500 (81-82) GB500 GL500 CB550 (74-78) CB650 CB750A CB750C CB750F (75-80) CB750K (72-78) ATC350X CR125 (74-78) NX125 CRF150F XR200R (81-83) MT250 MR250 XL250( 72-83 & 87) SL350 (72) XL350 (74-78) XL500 (79-81) XR500 (79-80)

Kawasaki ZX550 (84-85) KE175 (80-83)

Suzuki GN400 GS450LD/LF/LG/LH/LJ GT500 RE5 GS550 (77-82) GS550MZ GT550 GS650 (except Katana) GS750B/C/EC/N/EN/ET/EX/EZ/LT/LX/TZ/TD RM80 (89-01) RM100 (79-81) DR125 (86-97) RM125 (75-76) SP125 DR200 SP200 RL250 SP250 TS250 (77-79)

Yamaha XS400 Maxim & Seca (82-83) XS750D (77) YTZ250N (85)

And incedently, if you're struggling for an oil filter, the MANN 712/8 does the trick. Fits any Peugot 206 / 106 / 205, as well as a Citroen Berlingo / ZX / Xsara. Available throughout Argentina and Chile at any repuestos shop. A damn site cheaper than an original too!

I struggled to find one recently in Peru however, eventually coming across a US made "Parts Master 61334". Does the job!

Good luck,
Hamish
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Honesy,

And incedently, if you're struggling for an oil filter, the MANN 712/8 does the trick. Fits any Peugot 206 / 106 / 205, as well as a Citroen Berlingo / ZX / Xsara. Available throughout Argentina and Chile at any repuestos shop. A damn site cheaper than an original too!

I struggled to find one recently in Peru however, eventually coming across a US made "Parts Master 61334". Does the job!

Good luck,
Hamish
Also, keep in mind the 1100GS uses the same oil filter as the BMW K75, which uses the same oil filter as a 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4 cylinder motor...
Bosch Filter 3330...
I personally use the Toyota OEM filter in my K as its a higher quality one than the BMW OEM and is $6 from a Toyota dealer...the Bosch is $5....the BMW OEM is now $18...

Lastly, the crush washer used should be aluminum for the GS/K drainplug...NOT copper.
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Good info there Hamish!

I'm sure it'll prove useful for some who're on the road and in the need - everything that moves, wears...

PS: how do you get Heidenau K60 tires in S-Am, or you have 'em sent to there from Europe or Ozziland?

It's amazing how the tubless K60s spread the world. I remember I was one of the first who spread the word about them fitting on oilheads (no one believer they'd fit at that time), writing in the internet about the success that got some serious attention, and now ... everyone seems to use them.

Ride safe! Margus

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Yet more on fork seals...

Just replaced my fork seals in Lima - with seals from an old Yamaha DT 175. Not quite the right size, at 35 x 48 x 10.5 they're half a mil too short, but hey, at US$2 a pop (and the only ones available), who's complaining? Not wanting to tempt fate, I've only posted this after giving the seals a good workout here in the Peruvian Andes. Fortunately they're still sealing.

Margus, with regard to the K60's - I brought the bike from Australia with a new set of K60's fitted and then threw an extra pair in the shipping crate, leaving them with friends in Santiago. As far as I know, they're not available in South America, which is a shame, because I think they're a great tyre. Last a lot longer than TKC's and grip off-road a lot better than Tourances - the perfect compromise in my opinion.

Cheers, Hamish
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Just read most of your journal. Wow! I was recently riding in Peru and Bolivia and would love to chat, but no email !

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