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Where do you go to buy your crush washers when your local dealer goes out of business? I will need to do a 6k service within 500 miles and want to get the supplies now so I will be ready. Also can I use the Mobil 1 to replace the BMW Synthetic oil the dealer put in at my last service?

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I would go to ascycles.com, maxbmwmotorcycles.com, or chicagobmwmotorcycle.com. They sell 6K mile kits that include the oil, filter, and crush washer. If you need just the crush washer, I would get the measurements and go to an Ace hardware or the like.

 

I would hold off on synthetic until 12K - but that is just my opinion.

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Sorry I should have clarified, my bike has almost 18k miles on it, I had the synthetic oil put in at the 12K service, so I would like to stay with the Syn. stuff. I have looked at the 6k kits from Sierra and Max but they don't sell a syn. version unless I missed it. Which could be the case grin.gif

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glwestcott

My local car parts store has 'em. Can't remember the size for sure, but I think 18 mm. May be wrong. I bought a bunch a year or so ago.

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Most any auto parts store has them.

 

Or just reuse the old one. The 'service life' of a BMW bike crush washer is highly underrated! Some people never replace them.

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As far as I can recall, I'm still using the original crush washers on my 1996 RT.

 

Best Wishes, Mark Shuell.

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As far as I can recall, I'm still using the original crush washers on my 1996 RT

 

Not much "crush" left in 11 year old crush washers !!

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Many of the crush washers are the same as used on BMW autos. You might want to check with your local car dealership. Crush washers are pretty cheap, even at a dealer wink.gif

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ShovelStrokeEd

Nor do they need much "crush". It is simply a gasket. So long as the sealing surfaces are clean, it will do its job. Keep in mind, there is not real pressure except that of a column of oil about 4" high and whatever the crankcase pressure may be. Not at all the same kettle of fish as a spark plug washer which many routinely re-use.

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