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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2019, 4:21 pm Thread Starter
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Final Drive Fluid

Well, that was a bit unexpected. I went to drain the final drive fluid and the oil that came out was red. Is this oil from the factory? The bike only had 5900 miles on it when I bought it. I'm at 17k now and finally getting around to the final drive and coolant this year.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2019, 4:51 pm
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No, not standard Bmw. But it could be Omega oil and that is waaaaaaaay better.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2019, 10:26 pm
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No, not standard Bmw. But it could be Omega oil and that is waaaaaaaay better.
Beg to differ. BMW C-SAF-XO 75-90 is red. I have a full quart of it on the shelf. It is what the BMW dealer used when they replaced the final drive outer seal on my bike.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2019, 2:43 am
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Different in different countrys maybe? standard bmw fd oil in sweden is brown in color.
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Interesting. Well, I bought full synthetic 75w-90 to refill with. Can't wait to finish up the maintenance so I can ride it!

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Remember, 180ml only on refill.
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Remember, 180ml only on refill.
Thanks. Good to know!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2019, 7:42 pm
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K1200s. Just drained and refilled my final drive fluid this spring. It was red also. Refilled with recommended Castrol 75w90 which had a normal color.
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