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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 26th, 2020, 10:16 am Thread Starter
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R1250RT Oil filter + tool

Lot's of question these days since I won't get or be able to ride my new R1250RT before mid March.

I'm sure the oil filter is different from my old Hexhead but I'm not able to find it on the BBY site.

Also, is it the same size or will I need a new wrench to remove/install it?

edit: I found the filters


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post #2 of 6 Old Jan 27th, 2020, 12:01 am
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Re: R1250RT Oil filter + tool

First of all, congratulations on the new scoot! I hope you will be very happy with it.

Let's see if it's the same as on the R1200RT wethead I have. Here's what my filter and wrench look like. Take a look at the filter on your bike and see if it has the same number. I'm betting it does but probably lots of folks will chime in and verify.

The filter has 14 flats on it. As you can see from the second photo it's nominally a 3 inch / 75 mm size.

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post #3 of 6 Old Jan 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
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Re: R1250RT Oil filter + tool

I had read others stating that the oil filter on the 1250 is the same as the one on the wethead. BBY is still the best place to get it, and don't forget the code BMWST or BMWMOA to get 10% off. You have lots of time to confirm this before you will be needing one anyway!

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post #4 of 6 Old Jan 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
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Re: R1250RT Oil filter + tool

And if by chance you have one of the older wrenches from the "1100/1150 from '96 to '04" boxers that filter wrench will work on the wet heads.

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post #5 of 6 Old Jan 29th, 2020, 5:02 am
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I use the Hiflofiltro HF160RC because I like having the end that mates with a 17 mm socket. I also like the convenience of Amazon prime shipping.
I used this filter on my 16 R1200RT and currently on my 19 R1250GS. I can't speak about the R1250RT.
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post #6 of 6 Old Jan 29th, 2020, 5:41 am
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I now see the end nut on the filter in the photos above. I don't see confirmation of this nut on the BBY photo or description but based on the part number, it is likely there.
Price appears similar once you play the discount game so it probably comes down to retailer preference.
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