R1200 “Wethead” 2013+ GSW & GSAW Maintenance and Service DVD 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 the BMW R1200 series Wethead (Liquid Cooled) 2013 and newer motorcycles* though it is centered around the R1200GS since that is what I had available for filming.
*Note: Covered Motorcycle(s):
- 2013+ R1200GS
- 2014+ R1200GS/GSA/RT
Note: I will be adding a tutorial on removing the body panels on the R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT/R “Wetheads” to the Updates section in the future as new models become available.
1. Oil change, engine, with filter
2. Oil change, rear wheel drive
3. Checking valve clearance
4. Changing brake fluid, front/rear brakes
5. Replace air filter cartridge
6. Misc Checks:
·Checking front brake pads and brake discs for wear
·Checking rear brake pads and brake disc for wear
·Visual inspection of hydraulic clutch system
·Checking spoke tension, adjusting if necessary
7. Diagnostics Checks
·Setting service-due date and service countdown distance
8. Bonus: Brake Pad Change front and rear
I have 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.
A typical 6K service will run you around $300-350, depending on location. The brake bleed alone can run as high as $200.
What I did not include, since I felt they were self-explanatory, was how to check your oil, tires and lights.
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! It is also an excellent resource for those looking to see what the dealer does during a typical service.
The 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 this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC for locations in which this DVD will definitely work. In some cases you may need to use the basic Windows or Mac DVD player on your computer or laptop.
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 “Wethead” 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.
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