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I recently got my RT and intend to do the oil changes myself.
Anybody has any experience with the Mann filters sold by beemer boneyard?
Should I get the kit with the 4 filters and the wrench?
 

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I have been using them on my K1200S for years and they work fine. I plan on buying some for my RT since I have good experience with them in the past.

I would buy the 4 filter set and wrench. Don't forget to buy the crush washer pack he sells too.
 

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Mann is a quality maker and is sometimes a German oem supplier. Some of their mfg is in Argentina. Their stuff is not a lot cheaper than factory stuff these days, only a bit, but BB is a good mail order supplier. I use the Mann stuff on my RT and have sice it was new in 08.
 

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Be advised that there are German Mann filters and there are USA Mann filters, Mann having recently acquired Purolator.

I'd consider the German version equivalent, i.e. identical to OE filters. The USA versions not so much.

Easier to see this at http://www.euromotoelectrics.com
 

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Thanks for your replies
I ordered the master oil change kit with the 4 filters, crush rings,and wrench + the maintenance DVD from beemer boneyard

All I need now is oil.
My 2007 RT has 50,000 km (31,000m)
What oil should I use ?
I live in Canada and ride in temperatures ranging from 40 to 85 degrees
 

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Have no idea what you have available locally at decent prices.
For myself, I use the BMW synthetic 15W-50 for ranges like that in an R1200 and change intervals of about 7K miles.
The 20W-50 dino juice is a bit of an impediment to cold cranking with a stock battery and the synthetic provides little relief..

You can of course use any motorcycle rated oil of proper viscosity. Modern cars oils are not ideal- less protection for sliding contact valve mechasims found in bikes- cars have generally gone to roller rockers and less ZDDP, etc in the oil to extend catalyst life.
 

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racer7 said:
Have no idea what you have available locally at decent prices.
For myself, I use the BMW synthetic 15W-50 for ranges like that in an R1200 and change intervals of about 7K miles.
The 20W-50 dino juice is a bit of an impediment to cold cranking with a stock battery and the synthetic provides little relief..

You can of course use any motorcycle rated oil of proper viscosity. Modern cars oils are not ideal- less protection for sliding contact valve mechasims found in bikes- cars have generally gone to roller rockers and less ZDDP, etc in the oil to extend catalyst life.
If you live in Hell, the 20w-50 works fine. :D
 

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Thanks for all your advices
 

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Recently stocked-up with Mann filters from BB. They are selling the German Mann oil filters and the Argentinian air filters.
 

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Buying non OEM parts does nothing to help fund the R&D and other functions of any OEM, nor does it help the finical health of the dealer network. Just my .02
 

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Buying non OEM parts does nothing to help fund the R&D and other functions of any OEM, nor does it help the finical health of the dealer network. Just my .02
Certainly understand where you're coming from. However, my decision was to provide for the OEM and the dealer network by actually purchasing the bike for $17K+.

Equally important, IMHO, is to support the many third party US businesses that provide excellent (world-sourced) goods and services for the BMW owner. These are folks who are clawing and scratching to withstand economic pressures and who employ a workforce striving to make ends meet.

I've bought 5 BMW autos (3 BMWs, 2 MINIs) and a BMW bike. Therefore, I've contributed to BMW's (and the dealer network) coffers regularly. It's time to give the "small" guy a piece of the pie.

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patsmith said:
Buying non OEM parts does nothing to help fund the R&D and other functions of any OEM, nor does it help the finical health of the dealer network. Just my .02
Good theory, but I am pretty sure that BMW don't make filters! OTOH, I have heard (not verified) that Mann supply the oil filter to BMW!
 
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