Today I finally got the bike back together 🙂
Managed to put the new oil seals in the front shocks 🙂
Asked an intern a work to knock me out a “seal driver” on the 3D printer (solid print) with the dimensions taken from the seal, minus a little bit, so that it would fit over and down the shock , but only rest on the outer few millimeters of the seal ( not the inner edge).
It didn’t have the “weight” to drive the seal in, but a bit of cling film, and a plastic zip lock bag (to keep the dust and any bits out), a longer piece of wood, and a rubber mallet finished the job off a la road-side-repair style.
Took it for a ride and its working fine 🙂
60 dollars from BMW for two litres of 10 weight oil, and a few bits. Plus about 40 dollars in grease, Allen key to 1/2 inch drive set.
So 110 dollars in total … plus a lot of my “free time”. But better than 700 dollars at the BMW shop hey.