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diposable paper oil funnels

My K1200LT came with a few of those folded disposable oil funnels,
I've since used them up and tried to purchase them at 2 different dealers,
neither was able to find them in their microfische. (spelling?)
Does anyone here have a part number or know of a dealer that has them?


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post #2 of 12 Old Jun 23rd, 2006, 8:49 am
 
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Lightbulb Food for thought...

You would really spend money on those things?! I have to believe that you could "roll your own" using just about any piece of paper lying around your house. You never made a paper telescope when you wuz a young lad?! In fact, I'd go as far to say that you could make a better (read: longer) paper funnel than those provided by the mother ship, with just a leetle effort.
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My K1200LT came with a few of those folded disposable oil funnels,
I've since used them up and tried to purchase them at 2 different dealers,
neither was able to find them in their microfische. (spelling?)
Does anyone here have a part number or know of a dealer that has them?
The number is 71 11 1 465 251 Package of 10

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Paper funnels on EBAY item number 4459126243 1000 of em.

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Paper funnels on EBAY item number 4459126243 1000 of em.
I don't think those are long enough.
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The number is 71 11 1 465 251 Package of 10
Thanks John,
that's what I was looking for
I'm also going to pass it on to the dealers that tried to find them for me.

Joe
To explain a little further, at home I have an assortment of funnels,
I keep them in a big ziplock.
I would like to have a couple of paper ones in my travel kit.
My bike(s) rarely use oil between oil changes,
but on our last trip I went way over my usual oil change interval and actually used a quart of oil.
I picked up a quart of Mobil 1 at an auto parts store and carried it in the trailer
all through Death Valley, the California and Oregon coast highway.
At one point I considered ripping the cover from my Atlas.
I ended up buying a pack of paper plates at the grocery store and using one as a funnel, it worked but not very good.
Next time I'll be better prepared.


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After trying the paper funnels, I now carry a spout, I think I got at Wally World, that screws onto an oil bottle. It's a couple of inches long, has a open/closed valve, and makes it easy to add oil. Only trouble I've had with it is buying a bottle of oil with a wide mouth. I was able to scrounge up an empty bottle with the right size mouth and transfer the oil to it first.

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Disposable funnels

I created my own pattern (used the original paper funnel as a rough guide) Transferred the pattern to a piece of poster paper and cut them out. I don't fold them (I actually just roll the spout end) till needed. They take up zero room; just store at the bottom of your case. The poster paper cost a dollar and I like the fact they have some substance to them and longer then the originals for easier filling. Use one and throw it away. No mess and works better than the original, very clean. Made seven two years ago, only use when traveling and still have 4 left. Other than initial breakend period, my two LT's have consumed very little oil. A low-tech, low cost solution to a messy problem.

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SouthSound BMW in Tacoma, WA had them....think there were 3 in a pak....for $10+ change.....gads!!!

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I went down to the local auto store and bought a 12 inch rubber funnel. It is flexible and can be folded flat into a zip lock bag to contain the mess. It takes up virtually no room and cost me all of $2.50.
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I went down to the local auto store and bought a 12 inch rubber funnel. It is flexible and can be folded flat into a zip lock bag to contain the mess. It takes up virtually no room and cost me all of $2.50.
A plastic or rubber funnel is just fine for the garage. I had one of the offset plastic ones that worked great on the K bikes. However, on the road I loved the paper funnels! Don't need them often at all, only on long distance rides, use it and throw it away. I would NOT want to mess with anything that had to be stored in a plastic bag or cleaned on a trip!

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My local So. Cal. Auto Zone has folded paper funnels behind the cash register. Pack of three for $1.00 + tax.

They work GREAT!!

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