FD outer seal

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by OFOAM, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. OFOAM

    OFOAM Adventurer

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    How many miles on your bike when the FD outer seal (right side) needed replacing? 22,000 on my '09 GS.
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I never had to change one on my R1200 bikes, though I have changed several on other people's bikes. The most miles on any R1200 I had is 127K miles, two others well past 50K miles.
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  3. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    19000 km / just under 12 000 miles on mine, a 2010 GS :puke1
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  4. Beecher Snipes

    Beecher Snipes Fool

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    I've seen and personally had enough trouble with that seal that I carry one on long trips to use or share. Any Honda shop can change it on the road. (I dont want to pack a drill)
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  5. Amania

    Amania wine co hooligan

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    98,000 miles and still on the one that came on the bike when new
    Keep the pressure washer away from it
    And the whole bike (not good for seals)
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  6. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Long timer

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    Not quite 20,000. '09 GS.
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  7. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Around 20,000 miles
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  8. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retired Engineer

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    Never in 187,000 miles, 2007 GSA.
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  9. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    I'm on my 5th or 6th (I think 5th) in 88,000km. 2010 GS Adventure

    Shortest was 25km (went across town, blow me down the damn thing is leaking again) and highest was around 20,000km I think.
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  10. BKFoster

    BKFoster Been here awhile

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    I replaced one on my 2009 at 52k miles.
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  11. eric2

    eric2 ®egister this:

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    I'm on my 3rd, first under warranty, second at about 80k miles. Easy fix, seal is $20 though
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  12. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    I think I like this answer.:nod
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  13. nameisdam

    nameisdam Ride'm while you can

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    2010 - At 24.5K - leaking, needs replaced, seal ordered
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  14. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile

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    48k 2008 GSA
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  15. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    I think I spot a trend on the 2010's :wink:
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  16. OFOAM

    OFOAM Adventurer

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    Thanks for the replies. Seems 22K is not unusual. Thought it would last longer so I was curious. Replacement is covered under my extended warranty so It's only going to cost me $25 deductible. Maybe I'll get a seal to take on trips for future repair. At least the FD hasn't gone out YET.
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  17. snow_enthusiest

    snow_enthusiest Adventurer

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    About 30k on my 06 HP2.
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  18. Get_Bent

    Get_Bent Been here awhile

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    Somewhere around 25K on a 2010
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