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Has anyone used this oil funnel?

looking for a recommendation before I blow $20.00 on it for nothing. It says K bike, but not specifically the LT. thanks. 71112309941- BMW K1200LT- Sierra BMW Online- BMW Rubber Oil Filler Funnel
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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

I haven't used that particular funnel.... But I Like It!
I bought a red dogleg shaped funnel once (from Sierra or A&S or some where) and I don't like it much. I actually prefer the paper funnels that come with the Bike.
That funnel looks like it would work OK.

Note: Probly not too many replies yet because of the way the title looks on the home page. "Has anyone used this oil...."

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looking for a recommendation before I blow $20.00 on it for nothing. It says K bike, but not specifically the LT. thanks. 71112309941- BMW K1200LT- Sierra BMW Online- BMW Rubber Oil Filler Funnel
I have one of those, carry it on the bike in addition to the BMW single use paper funnels. Both work equally well, I'm just a fan of redundancy.

BTW, I think I paid $14.00 from Bentonville BMW.
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I have one of those, carry it on the bike in addition to the BMW single use paper funnels. Both work equally well..

Thanks Hoody,

just what I needed to know.





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I don't use motor oil, I run straight Marvel mystery oil.

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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

Seeing that picture made me think of those things for women to pee standing up! Made me smile at least. On topic looks like it would work well.
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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

Being as frugal as I am, I got a piece of tubing a few feet long so I could gradually bend it and stuck the skinny end of it in the funnel and then stick the tube in the crankcase, cost? about a buck.

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I have one and it blows..save your money.

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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

These are the 3 I have, bottom 2 screw on the container. The clear one on the bottom has a plug in the end and the black knob on the other side is a quarter turn valve. Cleanup is let it drip back into the container, put the plug in, turn the valve off, and stick a paper towel in the end. If you don't use a full bottle put the plug in and leave it attached.



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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

I use several of that one on the bottom. It has an adapter that allows it to be used on different size containers. I buy my oil in both gallon and quart sizes. use the gallons for changes and home top offs. quarts go in the trunk.

Also keep an extra long length of tubing that slips on the end where the cap goes for differential lube on the cages.

They're inexpensive and very versatile. I've picked them up at Wal-Mart, O'Reilly's, Auto Zone, etc.
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These are the 3 I have, bottom 2 screw on the container. The clear one on the bottom has a plug in the end and the black knob on the other side is a quarter turn valve. Cleanup is let it drip back into the container, put the plug in, turn the valve off, and stick a paper towel in the end. If you don't use a full bottle put the plug in and leave it attached.

I had considered buying the top version from Beemer Boneyard, but ended up getting one like the bottom version that attaches to a covered measuring cup. I also have one that is similar to your middle one, but didn't like it and it's difficult to clean because of the accordion folds.

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I have a small funnel with a piece of garden hose on the end that is curved. I have a piece of wire on the funnel that I hook to the BMW insignia to hold it in place. I works great. I pull my Jpeg out and let the hose rest against it. It' not fancy but it works fine...........

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Re: Has anyone used this oil funnel?

At home I use a metal funnel with flexible spout I found in the $1 tool bin at the pool store. On the road a little spout extender that screws on to the an oil bottle and has twist on/off positions (a couple of bucks at WallyWorld). Just have to watch the size of the oil bottle opening, dang it.

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These are the 3 I have, bottom 2 screw on the container. The clear one on the bottom has a plug in the end and the black knob on the other side is a quarter turn valve. Cleanup is let it drip back into the container, put the plug in, turn the valve off, and stick a paper towel in the end. If you don't use a full bottle put the plug in and leave it attached.

I also use the last one. I have it attached to an empty bottle with the bottom cut off. I then made a bracket with a coat hanger to the bottle to the bike. (around the bottle and hooked to the air out let). when the last oil is put in I let it stand while I clean up and put the tools away.
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I have one and it blows..save your money.

I wish I read this earlier.

That rubber BMW funnel is a joke.

From the picture I thought it was hard plastic..... instead it's flimsy rubber.

In my garage, for oil changes I use a funnel like Enduros top pic.


I figured the bmw funnel I could carry with me on the bike....
I guess I'll stick with my $0.50 auto zone accordion funnel in the trunk.


good thing is,
I don't think I ever had to add oil on the road.... in more than 10 years.

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