R1200 Hex Head 36K Maintenance DVD for Years 2004-2009 by JVB Productions
This video covers all of the following categories, and is designed to allow you to complete all the requirements for maintaining your bike to BMW specifications. It is designed for ALL R1200 series motorcycles (Not including the R1200 cruisers), though it is centered around the R1200GS since that is what JVB had at the time for filming.
Note: The DVD was designed around the R1200 series BMW from 04-06. It is still technically accurate for up to 09 bikes with a few exceptions. The Brakes on the newer bikes bleed slightly differently, and the Final Drive fluid change is slightly different. You will likely be able to figure out the differences, but JVB has added updates on the "Updates to DVD's" section to cover these differences. JVB will also be adding an additional tutorial on removing the body panels on the R1200RT to the same section in the future.
1. Removing Gas Tank (R1200GS, others similar)
2. Changing the Oil
3. Replace the Transmission Fluid
4. Changing the Final Drive Fluid
5. Valve Adjustment (See update in the Updates section)
6. Air Filter Change
7. Replace Alternator Belt
8. Brake Bleeding, servo-ABS system (See Updates section for 07-09 brakes)
9. Fuel Tank Install
10. Fault Code Read using the GS-911 Tool
11. Throttle Body Sync
12. Miscellaneous Checks
JVB has included the necessary tools, supplies and torque specifications to complete all the listed services. I have also added many helpful tips and notes to make this as simple as possible.
Consider this, the tool to remove and install the alternator belt is nearly $150, JVB teaches you how to do it with no special tools, a savings of $125 right there!
A typical 6K service will run you around $300-350, depending on location. The brake bleed/flush alone can run as high as $400.
What JVB did not include, since he felt they were self explanatory, was how to check your tires, and lights. He also did not include how to check spoke wheels since he did not have a spokes wheel bike available, they are available on the R1100/1150 DVD, JVB intends to add that to the pictorials section soon.
The DVD should assist those of you on the fence in deciding you CAN do these expensive services yourself, and save money for those all important farkles, and gas for riding!
This DVD is produced into a master pressed format like a store bought movie which should be viewable on most DVD formats (NTSC), as well as virtually any lap-top computer. Many top line DVD players in Europe also play this format, though it is the North American Standard. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC for locations in which this DVD will definitely work. Using PC based players, the MS Player works, others may not.
Keep in mind that though that JVB is not a professional trainer and this is his first ever video for publication, so there may be a few small errors in it.
Caution: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this DVD it was primarily designed to enhance your knowledge of the BMW R1200 series motorcycle. As such, it is not meant to replace the maintenance manual or to supply complete information about each procedure covered. Any damage done to a motorcycle or personal injury resulting from the use of the DVD is solely the responsibility of the user and not the maker or seller of the DVD. Please use the DVD as a reference only. Performing motorcycle maintenance can be dangerous so please take the proper precautions when attempting to perform your own service work. If you do not have the proper tools or mechanical ability to do this type of work it is best left to the professionals at your BMW Service Center.